Firecracker 5k

Kenyan Clarkson – Tales From the Ride

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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...

Piece of Cake

My buddies are laughing this morning – but sure as Hell weren’t after Sunday’s epic “Blizzard Day” at Berthoud Pass.  After surviving that — and the wet freezing night in Winter Park — my buddies have given me a new nickname:...

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

“How can the best bike ride of my life be proceeded by the worst bike ride of my life?” my husband asked Monday night. We knew Sunday would be hard as hell. We had serious concerns about the altitude and had no idea how we’d react. But we never,...

The new normal

As I write this, the town of South Fork has been emptied of its 400 residents, the wildfire is approaching fast, and officials say there is little hope of saving the town. By the time you read it, the town may well be gone. Just a week ago, all of us rode our bikes...

Climate Control and Team Cortez

So 64 miles isn’t considered a long day by Ride The Rockies standards. And 3,000-feet-plus of climbing isn’t a huge climb. But if people were expecting an easy day on Monday’s route from Cortez to Durango, they were in for a nasty surprise. Because...