Ride The Rockies Day 2: Redemption!

Ride The Rockies Day 2: Redemption!

Course: 95 miles 4,213’ of climbing Hotel in Winter Park: The Vintage Resort Hotel in Steamboat Springs: Rabbit Ears Motel Weather Report: Morning: mid 20’s to low 30’s warming up to high 50’s with chance of afternoon mountain shower Day 1 Ride Report Our alarms went off at 6am. I had not slept well that night. No fault of the hotel or bed or anything – just the fact that.

Ride The Rockies Day 1: There is hell, and then there is Day 1

Ride The Rockies Day 1: There is hell, and then there is Day 1

Boulder to Winter Park Course: 89 miles 11,315’ of climbing Hotel in Boulder: Courtyard Marriot Hotel in Winter Park: The Vintage Resort Weather Report: Mid 30’s early with a high in the low 50’s, chance of a late afternoon mountain thunderstorm after 3pm. Just look at that map. Who wouldn’t fear that map? Jens Voight maybe! But me? That map really put the fear of God in me. Not only.

Ride the Rockies 2014 : Pre-Trip & Gear List

Ride the Rockies 2014 : Pre-Trip & Gear List

As with any event, I was really ready to be done with the training for Ride the Rockies. Done. Over. No more. Our island is small, my dog needs a baby sitter, and it got hot. And I wore out all my cycling shorts. I was just done. So I was oh-so-happy to get to taper week and ship off our bikes to Colorado. That didn’t mean I was the.

The Post that Wrote Itself

The Post that Wrote Itself

Here it is! Written for the Ride the Rockies blog but appropriate for anyone training for a long endurance event that finds themselves with tunnel vision only seeing the numbers on the training schedule. Enjoy. Know When to Fold ‘Em or How to Save a Shitty Ride Have you ever had to resort to drastic measures to save a ride or a run from disaster?

Ride The Rockies – In search of category 1 climbs!

Ride The Rockies – In search of category 1 climbs!

The organizers of Ride The Rockies decided that day 1 of the 2014 ride would be epic and quite challenging. Now, just over a month away from the start line, I’m building miles and seeking out routes on this rock to get in long climbs. My options are limited. The highest paved road that I can access is the Pali Highway. Not only is there ZERO shoulder to ride on,.

Shameless Plug.

The Badger is going to Colorado!

The Badger is going to Colorado!

Honu (Ironman 70.3 Kona) sold out super early this year (back in November). And since I was off to do an Ironman in December, I was Ironpoor™ and wasn’t able to sign up. Instead, Van Tiki and I took a shot at the Ride the Rockies lottery (has been on my list for years but it’s the week after Honu so it’s never been an option). Holy crap WE GOT.

Saddle Battle Part 3: Are you an Outie?

Saddle Battle Part 3: Are you an Outie?

Back in 2011 I started my journey to find the perfect saddle.  3 years later I’m here to say that I’m still not sure I’ve found The One.  To read up on the journey, check: Saddle Battle Part 1 Saddle Battle Part 2 Many things have changed since I began my quest to find the perfect saddle.  I’ve changed bikes (of course!), riding style, riding goals, and have lost about.