Firecracker 5k

Wrapping it up

After a week of rest and getting back to normal, I finally got back on my bike Saturday for little spin. It made one thing very clear: reality sucks. I miss getting on my bike every morning with no agenda other than ride, stop to take pictures, ride some more, visit...

Lessons Learned

I’m finally back home after a long trip back to Michigan and I am reflecting on several lessons learned while riding in the Rockies this year… Animal Crackers sound better on day one than on day seven. We are more efficient as a group than on our own (thank you pace...

LIVE every moment

I’ve never yelled at the wind before, but there’s a first time for everything. I’ve lowered my head and plowed forward into it, internally cursed at it, and marveled at tail winds, but never yelled at it OUT LOUD. I generally don’t struggle,...

Mission Accomplished

After seven days of riding across the Rockies, I can say I completed every goal I set forth for this week. Granted it wasn’t a long list. Ride every day, every mile: Done Meet new people and make new friends: Done Survive the week without injury: Close enough I’m...

Nobody Told Me About No Stink’n Wall

The ride from Salida to Canon City started off with a fast descent, and I must admit that I enjoyed every part of it. As the miles ticked off on my odometer I began to think to myself “This will be just like another recovery ride.” I was happy about the...