Taco Mamacita Group Ride on Wednesdays

The group ride

We have a beginner ride that meets on Wednesdays (every other, I believe) in downtown Chattanooga. Members of the Taco Mamacita race team and members of the Scenic City Velo club gather for a chill ride through what is called the “poop loop.” I brought my camera along and joined them this time to also celebrate Amy and Deb back from surgery!

Showing off this year’s kits

And my favorite favorite favorite one:

And to make you laugh, what in the world was I doing here? Practicing polka? Twerking? Wondering where my bike is?

@tacomamachatt @villagevolkswagen @audichattanooga @hincapiesports @tifosioptics @sword @honeystinger @swiftwicksocks @rockymounts @revive_val #dowhatmovesyou #beswift #chaseadventure #drinksword #ridefast #womencycling #sceniccityvelo #villagevolkswagen #susongdermatology #rockymounts #sterchiconstruction #revivemetherapy #womenscycling #likeagirl #ridelikeagirl #stingorbeestung #honeyStinger #HSHive #tacomamacita #echeloncyclingandperformance

The Trek Superfly FS 8 is For Sale

2014 Superfly FS 8 is for sale! $1350

Selling my XC race bike: Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP Convert, E2 tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, press fit BB, Flow Mold carbon swing link, post mount brake, G2 Geometry, 100mm travel. Wheels: Bontrager sealed cartridge bearing center lock hubs, 15mm alloy axle front, 142×12 alloy axle rear w/Bontrager Mustang 28-hole Tubeless Ready rims. Leaving as a 1×10 with new drivetrain last month. New fork upgraded to a Rock Shox Reba a few months ago. Bontrager XR3 and XR4 tires. Praxis 32T in the front w/ 11-42 cassette in the back. I actually rode a different set of wheels on this bike and so the stock wheels have seen a lot fewer miles. Has a carbon stem upgrade, but most everything else stock on the bike. Rear derailleur original Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus, Shimano SLX Cranks

Size 17.5″ medium

The original bike from Trek Archives Link


Bontrager sealed cartridge bearing center lock hubs, 15mm alloy axle front, 142×12 alloy axle rear w/Bontrager Mustang 28-hole Tubeless Ready rims

Bontrager XR3 back tire and XR4 in the front

Rode a different set of wheels on this bike for the past 2 years


Shimano SLX, 10 speed

Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus

Crank: Shimano SLX, 38/24

Cassette: 11-42, 10-speed


Saddle: Bontrager

Seatpost: Bontrager Race Lite, 31.6mm, 5mm offset

Handlebar: Bontrager Race Lite Low Riser, 31.8mm, 5mm rise

Stem: Niner carbon

Headset: FSA IS-2, E2, sealed cartridge bearing

Brakeset: Shimano SLX hydraulic disc


Trek Black/Team Green

 blp_0240 blp_0243 blp_0244 blp_0245 blp_0263 blp_0258 blp_0256 blp_0255 blp_0252 blp_0250 blp_0249 blp_0247 blp_0246 blp_0266 blp_0267 blp_0280 blp_0281 blp_0282 blp_0271 blp_0272 blp_0274 blp_0275 blp_0276 blp_0277 blp_0279

Matilda Jane – Spring Review

The Matilda Jane Company has exceeded my expectations again with their new spring release of It’s a Wonderful Parade.  Twice a year Matilda Jane releases clothing lines with a massive eagerness awaiting in anticipation. This spring’s release is filled with spring/summer color!  I don’t know about you, but it is time for winter to leave and what a better way to celebrate with Easter and Spring than the brightness of this collection.

This little gal is wearing a Cloudy Puffer Tee, Sweetheart Ruffled Leggings, and the Love Bug Knot Top.  The tee is hippy chic, the top reminds me of strawberry fields, and the leggings are adorable with all the printed hearts in the same shades as the top.  The knot top is versatile in that you can change how tight or loose as your daughter grows.

It’s a Wonderful Parade, A Matilda Jane Clothing Spring 2014 Review

BLP_2827 BLP_2833 BLP_2838 BLP_2853 BLP_2859

Matilda Jane Princess Paint By Numbers Collection

We love Matilda Jane clothing, and received an outfit in the mail to review and more importantly capture photos of the little princess wearing the Turtledove Knot Top, Stippling Tee, and Gallery Leggings.  This princess has been wearing her outfit to church and to school.

Just as I can expect from Matilda Jane Clothing, this outfit is well-made, beautifully designed, and colors galore.

If you’re new to them, Matilda Jane Clothing is a mom-owned company that specializes in uniquely designed girl’s clothing and accessories. Their collections are fun, whimsical, and sized to fit everyone from babies to mammas.  And the best part?  They are so popular that they keep their value pretty well.

Thanks so much for sending the outfit!  We have big plans for a spring shoot with the newest collection coming out in February!

BLP_1927 BLP_1934 BLP_1936 BLP_1941 BLP_1944



Life Stories | The Life of a Child

Oh to be a child again!  Maybe some would not agree, but childhood was my favorite age.  Books come to life far more alive than any movie.  Sunsets are spectacular.  Everything, for the most part, is new (and the best ever).

We played in the rain.  We went fishing.  We sat around at home while I read. In Chattanooga, TN, there is a lot for children to do (and be photographed!)


BLP_7739 BLP_7747 BLP_7777 (2) BLP_7807 (2) BLP_7815 BLP_7871 BLP_7878 BLP_7880 BLP_7881 BLP_7908 (2) BLP_7910ww

Continue on to the next link in the chain of Life Stories: Audrey Frantz Photography – The best pictures in Kansas City!