Firecracker 5k

Getting Philosophical

My 2nd Ride The Rockies in five years is coming to a close; only Friday’s ride remains. In ’09 on my first RTR, I was 206 lbs at the start after making Weight Watchers Lifetime membership, 196 lbs when done. In ’14, I think I’m stuck at 237 lbs...

Climb to go downhill

I knew going into this year’s route how much climbing there was going to be. I understood fully how hard it would be and how much work each day would take. What I didn’t know would be that I would be battling a chest cold and how few downhills we would...

Victory!

Doug and I rode the entire route on day four, all 84 miles and over 5k vertical feet of climbing. The day of rest proved benificial. Doug powered over the hills like they were pieces of cake. Speaking of cake there were cake pops at the second aid station! The day was...

In search of a perfect day

“The Perfect Day,” I thought around mile three of day one; that is what I will title my blog post at the end of the day. The sun was shining, the scenery was gorgeous, my legs were strong and Doug was pedaling away in front of me. Shortly after that...

Baggage champions

Ride The Rockies is a moving circus. Us riders pack our week’s worth of bike gear into a bag. Then the staff moves it to the next town. When we get to that next town we settle in and make it home for a night. This would be less possible and less fun if we...