Firecracker 5k

About Comfort Zones

Ride The Rockies is about Comfort Zones – being YANKED out of them, if I did not make myself initially clear. I had my first post RTR ride today in my comfortable 30 mile loop around the Lake Tuscaloosa area. It felt really good being back on the bike, and being...

Every Victory Counts

“Please tell him that he is not allowed to ride tomorrow!” I begged the ER doctor on Thursday following Doug’s second crash during RTR. On Monday Doug nicked the barrier wall of the bike path next to I-70 which brought him down and a rider behind...

Team: #NeverAgain

Three Ride The Rockies tours, and our team finally picked a name: #NeverAgain. We always say it. “Next time we are going to Disneyland!” And yet somehow we always end up on the side of a mountain, cursing our legs and suffering together. I have found that when you are...

No Shame SAG

I trained for the climbs in Hawaii by riding our little ‘bumps’ in the middle of the Pacific over and over again. I tried to train for the effects of altitude by riding in the heat of the Hawaiian day (makes your body work harder to cool you down). And...

Happiness is…

So here we are, fellow riders. Facing down the last day of Ride The Rockies. Are we tired? Yes. In agonizing pain? Naturally. Yet I look around and say we are collectively pretty happy. And that must be the mark of a successful week. I see the weary faces and...