About Us

Seattle Tailwind is a cycling focused club designed for women with active lifestyles. Opportunities for cycling skill development, cross training, social networking and community volunteerism are just a few of the benefits that Seattle Tailwind offers.

Members of Seattle Tailwind are diverse in their backgrounds and bonded by their shared passion for a healthy lifestyle. Everyone is encouraged to balance their career, family and athletic interests with the support of teammates at every level. As a member of Seattle Tailwind, you can do it ALL!

We ride bikes, promote healthy living and have fun!

Contact us to learn more about this great opportunity!

Monday, March 9, 2009

March Challenge

I signed up for the Wenatchee Duathlon which takes place March 29th in you guessed it...Wenatchee. This is all part of my plan to be thirty, flirty and thriving by June 24th! My dad and I signed up to compete against all the other crazy folks. Him and I plan to finish the race, hopefully not last place. So in my evenings I've been running, biking and then running again. I have to get my legs used to this kind of exercise...uhhh!! Today's workout was a stretch and strengthen day.

Good news...I have a chance of placing in the top of my age category. Last year not one person competed in the 20-29 women category. Sweet!!!

Anyway, wish me luck. I also wish my dad luck as well as him and I challenge ourselves before landmark birthdays.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Tailwind Social!

Seattle Tailwind is planning to meet Wednesday evening, March 11th--6:oopm-- at the Ballard Place Condos for our social get-together! Bring your favorite potluck dish, and beverage to share with all your friends.

We plan to celebrate our 1st cycling season together as Seattle Tailwind and recap all of our achievements from the past year. We are also very excited to share new events and ideas for the 2009/2010 Tailwind season.

If you are interested in being a part of Seattle Tailwind this season, we would love to have you here. Or if you are interested in sponsoring a women's cycling team, we'd love to talk to you. Please contact Sarah Jensen, sarjensen@hotmail.com if you would like more information.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Riding out of hibernation

Rosanna riding the Leader around Mercer Island

Early Saturday morning I piled on the layers, pumped up my tires and officially came out of cycling hibernation. This didn't mean that the weather was remotely warm, but actually, the weather was remotely bearable. I should preface that by explaining that I've actually been on the bike through snow, freezing temperatures, heavy rain and even hail without glasses to shield my eyes. So I've paid my dues to the racing regimen and now I'm enjoying the option of being a "fair weathered" cyclist through one of Seattle's colder winter seasons from what I can recall. 

The perfect and easy kind of ride to help me get back in the saddle is a quick loop around Mercer Island. I started at the hot-spot meeting place for cyclists in Leschi and watched many teams gather and take off while I took the last sip from my hot Americano and a swig of water to wash it all down. My husband, Brian, joined the ride with me and a couple friends of mine until he met up with his team heading in the opposite direction. 

The frost laid around in the shadows, but nothing terribly dangerous that I noticed. I did, however, notice how slow my legs were and how much of a difference just a couple months off the bike can make when climbing those short hills. Even though I've been running more significant mileage as I'm training for a June marathon, the muscles I needed to work in my favor weren't waking up! 

The combination of crisp weather, waking up my muscles and an earlier start in my training this year made for a perfect ride.