Saturday, August 12, 2017

Kincaid from Stadium Parking Lot

Another rainy Wednesday did not scare a small, but tough group of Divas for a ride at Kincaid from the Stadium parking Lot.
Michele led us on an adventurous route, and managed to totally avoid a very large group of Arctic Bike Club racers!
Michele and Katherine bike up a steep ski trail on the way back to the Change of Pace trail.
Kirsten pedals past some massive Devil's Club with a massive smile.
Krista is always happy when she's biking with the Divas!
Whose legs are whose??  Three muddy Divas strike a ballet pose to show off the dirt - what a fun, wet, muddy ride it was!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Powerline to Green Lake

 Seven intrepid Divas arrived at the Glen Alps parking lot, greeted by a stiff wind and some stray, spritzy raindrops. We actually toyed with the idea of driving somewhere lower to escape the wind, but we pressed on, battling the weather, and made it to Green Lake.
The rain picked up as we rode east toward the lake, but we were not deterred!
 Judy, Krista and Bonnie - one of our leaders, bike out from the gorgeous, wet scenery at the lake.
Diana - our other leader, bikes the fast downhill back toward the trailhead.
The rain did not crush Judy's Spirit - or her smile!
Krista and Bonnie enjoy some gravely downhill on the way back.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Hillside STA Trails

 After a mostly rainy day, the skies dried up just in time for a Diva ride at the Hillside STA trails.

This group was particularly happy about the ride!
Dora jumped for joy at the top of Queen Bee.
Brenda glided over the boardwalks on the Llama trail.
Karina and her mother, Mindy, below, were having fun together!
Yay for mother-daughter Divas!
It was Diva Nancy's birthday, and she was super happy when fellow Divas had a surprise celebration at the end of the ride, complete with her favorite libation - Fireball!! Thanks, everyone for hanging around and helping me celebrate - what a great group!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mirror Lake

A rainy day made for some slick trails at the new Mirror Lake single track, but 5 intrepid Divas braved the weather and had a great time.
Lindy led the group through the wooded area in Chugiak.
Some of the trails are steep and challenging and not for wimps!
Thank-you Katherine for the photos!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Kincaid from Jodphur Trailhead

YA-HOO! SUN!! 
We had another excellent turnout this week, and three happy groups of Divas rode the STA trails at Kincaid from the Jodphur Trailhead.

Gloria was a happy biker on a section of Middle Earth.
The club's newer Gloria - AKA Glo - cruised through a sun-lit section of Hanging Chad, off the main Middle Earth trail.
Anastasia pedaled hard and fast!
Erin also pedaled hard and fast through the high plant life that has grown monstrously tall very quickly!
JoAnn was confident on Hanging Chad.
Yeeeeeeeee-Haaaaaaaaa! Lindy races around the corner of Second Breakfast back onto Middle Earth.
Rose is always happy when she's on her bike - especially in spectacular weather.
Dora powers up a rooty section of Middle Earth.
Petra conquered those roots with confidence!
Bonnie was feeling peaceful when we ran into her group near C$ Express.
Michele's group posed for a quick, happy-moment photo.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Downhill, downhill! And a little up.

July 5th was a fine evening for a ride on the Hillside. About as good as it gets with sunshine, great trail conditions, and the company of the awesome Divas!

Seventeen riders carpooled to the Upper Huffman trailhead and wound our way from Silver Fern to White Spruce and the South Fork Rim Trail before buzzing our way down the STA singletracks that had been freshly brushed of tall grass alongside the trail.

A few Divas were wondering just what the route was so they can ride it again - practice that plank riding, girls! Here are the maps with the route:

From Upper Huffman to Prospect Heights

The STA trails, starting at Prospect

This link takes you to a map of the hillside trails in Chugach State Park.

This link takes you to the old STA blog where you can download printable maps.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Hillside STA Trails

We had another excellent turnout at Wednesday's ride on the Hillside STA trails, and divided into 3 groups to tackle them.
The sun actually came out for us as we paused at the top of Queen Bee.
Rose maneuvers a twisty, fun section of the trail.
Amy whizzes down the singletrack on Stinger.
Katie powers through the Yellowjacket/Hive intersection.
Heidi and Katherine cruise to meet the rest of the group on The Hive.
Anastasia rides confidently to the intersection.
Kristine's group was full of happy bikers when they gathered for a photo at Rover's Run. Photo by Wendy.
The sign at Rover's wasn't kidding! They saw a huge bear print, but luckily, no sign of the bear! Photo by Wendy.
Wendy and Kristine get goofy!! Photo by Wendy.