Firecracker 5k

Should you Ride The Rockies?

My husband and I just returned from Colorado and our first Ride The Rockies event. We are still a little shell-shocked from the ride. And very much missing the Rocky Mountains. This was the 2nd time that I’d been to Colorado and while I loved the state before,...

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...

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...

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...

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...