About Rheannon Rua

I am dedicated to adventure (especially those involving mountain bikes), science, movement, dogs, and good friends. I currently teach yoga at Oregon State University, mountain biking with No Apologies, and share stories with Intrepid Failure. I have a PhD in Botany and spend most of my free time on my mountain bike or in the garden.

Birthday Ride

I had an amazing birthday this year. It was a beautiful day and we went to one of my all time favorite trails, Cummin’s Creek. It is on Cape Perpetua and has brutal climbs, roots, rocks and great views! We spent about half the time riding and half the time lounging in the sun!



We also spent a lot of time doing some skills practice. I was able to ride a few things for the first time!


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IMG_1231All of this was followed by coming home to a house covered in personalized birthday banners (thanks Cici!), homemade sushi, salad rolls and the BEST German chocolate cake!

Thanks Guys!


The cross revolution

As you most likely already know, we love goals. We especially love cycling goals. Last year, was the year of the cross revolution. The cross bike that is. We went from desperately trying to sneak in hours in the forest to easily cranking them out on our cross bikes. We both destroyed our 2014 climbing goal of 365,000 ft. 500,000 ft this year?

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We also destroyed our sunrise watching goals.

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This is all because of the Dimple Commute™. This is probably the best commute in the Corvallis area (second only to the McDimple Commute™). It may not be the most direct route, but it is the most beautiful. It requires a good backpack, a cross bike and a bit of preparation. We spend our Sunday prepping breakfast burritos, muffins, yogurt snacks and lunch for the entire week. It is certainly worth it.