Firecracker 5k

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...

Adventure is a Choice

I think we can all agree that Sunday was an adventure. A great story. Mine goes like this: “Well I was PRACTICALLY over Berthoud when the highway patrol forced me to turn back. Only after they subdued me with nightsticks and threatened to arrest me, did I agree to...

The Anti-Hammer Manifesto

(told in the voice of Si Robertson of Duck Dynasty) HEY!  You Hammer-Heads! You know who you are. You think that from the moment you mount a bike, you should go all-out, fast as Hell. That somehow, unless you are hammering all the time (pedaling at full-out effort,...