How I fell in love with a new sport

July 5, 2014

It’s been a bit of a rough year for me. Not sure if it was turning 40 something, or the fact that my kids are getting older, or that I am getting older, or that I still don’t’ feel quite like myself anymore nor have I figured out what I want to be. It’s not like anything is really wrong, it just doesn’t all feel really right either.

So I decided to make some changes….. It was time to put a little focus back on myself and what makes me truly happy.

And you know what, in the process I fell in love (again)……

You see, before I had kids I rode quite a bit (I am talking mountain biking here), I lived in North Van and had an outdoor playground mere steps away. I had a large crew of buddies to ride with 2-3 times a week and I loved it. I had a full suspension downhill bike, full face helmet, full armour and a body full of bruises and cuts as my badges of honour. And then I got pregnant….

I tried to ride after having J but found it too difficult to fit in between feedings and/or the fear of breaking something and not being able to care for my wee one. So in my confused hormonal state I sold my bike, and helmet, and armour, and instantly regretted it but…..then came pregnancy #2, which unfortunately ended after 21 weeks, but nonetheless kept me off the trails and off a bike for a little while longer.

And then came #3, my little G, and then with 2 kids, and work and all the other sh*t that goes on with life I let go of one of my true passions, one of my true loves, and oh how I have missed it.

So 6 weeks ago I took the plunge and now – Mama’s Got Bike! Meet Gemma Lou, my new love….i’ll be blogging about my bike, my adventures (and injuries), and that you can still be a rad biker chick after 40. Stay tuned!




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  • Reply CHEECH! July 5, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Oh my girl, do I EVER know how you feel!!! There are many a day where I have felt I lost my soul somewhere on a long lost trail. Time to retrace my steps and go get it!

    • Reply Christine July 6, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Cheech! Love it! Love you! xo

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