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Abby Watson

Portland, OR // Riding bikes, playing outside, Z dogs, painting my nails, eating good food and drinking too much coffee.

Hood River Enduro

Last weekend was the first Oregon Enduro Series race in Hood River. For me, it was basically like going for a really awesome group ride where no one in the group has to navigate or deal with logistics. I had a blast riding with some truly amazing ladies but I wouldn’t say I rode my fastest or even felt like I was competing. I have to figure out how to flip that switch and turn it into something more than just a fun group ride if I’m ever going to be competitive in this format of racing. Or I can just keep mountain biking. Either way I’m happy, except for the whole mid-stage-bee-sting thing, that was lame and my leg still hurts. 

Pro ladies all a blur on the final stage of @oregonenduro


The boss of mt biking pinning it into the finish of stage 6

It’s always a good day when I get to ride with @stingey

Here we go! Day two of @oregonenduro

Today’s ride was beautiful, but I failed to take photos of anything other than @youngcynthia ‘s rad van

I’m pumped to ride my bike with some fast ladies tomorrow in Hood River for @oregonenduro!

The rumors are true, the views are awesome from the top of Larch.

Andy Hampsten on the phone wishing us luck

I surprised myself and raced Tabor tonight, am still smiling despite the post race cough and headache. @rcbwomenscycling killed it!

Ladies: we will not be leading a women’s ride from Rapha’s Portland office on Thursday. Instead, we’ll be riding Larch Mountain to commemorate Andy Hampsten’s ride over the Gavia (see @rapha_n_america for details). Feel free to meet at the office and lead your own ride, #womens100 is approaching!


This, ladies and gentlemen, is the world’s first BASE jumping, wingsuit-wearing dog. See the full video of this brave pup soar the skies here. 

If I had to guess, Zoey would be into this. She’s a brave little bitch