josh bender

LBC's May Re-Cap... Part 1

Life after Sea Otter got pretty hectic for me (hence the radio silence around here).  We bought some property in Nor Cal and I've been off the grid most of the time, clearing the driveway, making defensible space, setting up my garden and beginning preparations for a very uniqiue MTB camp venue.  We don't even have running water right now, and I have to go a few miles for cell service, so I hope you can understand and forgive me.  Fortunately our team has been making posts on our Facebook page and with our Instagram hashtag, so hopefully you all have been able to follow everything Shine from there.  Sometimes I honestly get so worried about having all the right pictures and words so those brief potential internet acccess moments become a stressful mess of "how the heck can I get this all done" feelings.  So I just breath, relax, and procrastinate a little... and ride my Ellsworth Evolve 29er...

But here we are and its JULY and I have been writing May Recap on each Tuesday in my planner since before June started off. I didn't get to tell you how our All Mtn Clinic went in Auburn, or the Jump Clinic in Grand Junction, CO.  You probably saw photos from the Spring Thaw in Ashland or perhaps the Pro GRT in Roxbury, NY, but those were not from me.  I've only been to Northstar once since it opened and I haven't even finished my post about the Midwest Women's Clinic that was so awesome.  I'm a little late on opening registration for Queen of the MTN, spreading info on SendHER and everything else we have going on this year.  But I do have peppers, kale and other veggies popping out of the ground almost as quickly as Josh can build jumps and I've been sleeping in one place most every night...  And I have been coaching several days a week consistently, which is super fun!  So life is GREAT.

WOMEN'S SKILLS WEEKEND With Lindsay Beth Currier & Lindsey Voreis!! May 4th & 5th

DATE: May 4th & 5th 2013

TIME: 9am - 4pm (Sat & Sun)

COST: $150/day (SAVE $25 when you sign up for both days)

LOCATION: Auburn Bike Company
13122 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95630
(click for map)


Bonus for Men!!! Co-Ed morning skills session & group ride with Kirt Voreis and Josh Bender…

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