Savoring Daylight

by Zander Nosler November 04, 2016

img_3529

 

Mary Bardell has her hands full. When she’s not the High Priestess of Product Management here at Kitsbow HQ, this hardworking mom is busy raising two girls. So where does she find the time to get out on her bike for a leg-burning, lung-busting, mind-clearing ride on her favorite trails? Early. Very, very early.

Mary is up and out before sunrise. While most of us are still sawing logs, she’s out pedaling in the woods on a Remedy. She begins with lights ablaze, fully layered to brave the morning frost. The forest comes alive as the sun begins its ascent. The world outside is fresh, untouched, and full of promise. By the time she makes it back home, she’s centered. Energized and happy, Mary puts her best face forward to meet the day.

 

20160201-019k5149

 

How does she do it? Here are a few tips from Mary to start your own morning ride ritual:

  • It takes one month to make a habit.
  • Always lay out your entire outfit the night before.
  • Charge your lights, lube your chain, and pump your tires the night before.
  • Go with a friend if you want support.
  • Just get your butt out of bed! While more sleep is nice, missing a ride is NEVER worth an extra hour of sleep (and she loves her sleep).
  • Have a goal – ride 3 days a week, or whatever fits into your schedule.
  • Early to bed, early to shred.

With the holiday season fast approaching, it can be difficult to make trail time. But with the extra hour provided by daylight savings, a morning ride ritual is precisely what every #obsessive needs. Join the dawn patrol – we’ll see you out there!

 

img_3562

Get the most out daylight and get your Fall on.

 

The post Savoring Daylight appeared first on Kitsbow.




Zander Nosler
Zander Nosler

Author



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Journal

"This Scene is Exploding" Jeff Kendall-Weed in the American Heartland
"This Scene is Exploding" Jeff Kendall-Weed in the American Heartland

by Mary Bardell November 21, 2018

Word on the street is that the mountain bike scene in Arkansas is something pretty incredible. JKW wanted to check out the trails, and really wanted to meet the people behind this movement and who live it daily.

Read More

36 Hours in Kitsbow: Baltimore
36 Hours in Kitsbow: Baltimore

by Mary Bardell November 01, 2018

We’re a mountain bike group at heart. Sure, we ride on the roads when it’s too wet to ride on dirt but for the most part, we just do it to keep in shape. Living in the Baltimore/Annapolis/Washington metro area there is more to offer than you might think for off-road riding. Riding on the roads, with the kind of traffic we face here, just isn’t something any of us look forward to doing. A tree won’t actively try to kill you like some loon with road rage. 

Read More

Made in the USA...Just in time.
Made in the USA...Just in time.

by Mary Bardell October 23, 2018

Read More

GET IN ON THE ACTION

Be the first to know about new products (and when we offer mark-downs in the Last Chance Zone)