Rode 105 miles on Wednesday, far more than I intended, but happy nonetheless to cover the miles. The original plan was to ride fairly directly to Idaho Springs and follow the, “Oh My God” road to Central City. “Oh My God” is, I think, simply an old dirt road first graded during some gold rush,used Continue reading…

A Tercel is a Young Male Hawk Falconers used to believe that the third hawk egg in a clutch would be a male. So they call a young male hawk a “tercel” from tertiius, “third.” Who knows why carmakers name their cars the way they do. Taking the gas cap off            stick it in my Continue reading…

Sunday: Rest? Mon/Tue/Wed: total of 73 miles Thursday: Rest? Friday: 94 Miles Saturday: 43 Miles Total Mileage: 210 Miles Except for Friday’s crushing 94 miles, this was a pretty chill week. I had planned much more epic trips, but they didn’t quite materialize, if not for me not being ready, because the weather last week, Continue reading…

I recently grabbed a SPOT II GPS messenger to play around and get familiar with, before the big Grand Départ. Here’s a tracking of my ride on Thursday: You can kind of tell that I left from my doorstep, went through downtown, took the Platte River bike path to Bear Creek Lake, fumbled around some Continue reading…

Weather seemed a little iffy on Tuesday, so I decided to keep the ride local. I had a idea for the weekend on what/where to ride and it was going to be a whopper ride in the mountains. I didn’t want to cover any of the tarmac I’d be doing on that ride, so I Continue reading…

Sunday: Boulder Populaire plus a little prologue in the mountains and finally getting (somehow) home – 170 miles Monday: Rest! 10 miles Tuesday: Rest! 12 miles Wednesday: Easy 51 miles to Chatfield Res. and back Thursday: Rest! 10 miles Friday: Denver to Parker to Chatfield Res. to Highgrade Road to Evergreen to Lookout Mountain to Continue reading…

Sunday: Rest! 13 miles Monday: Up Lookout Mt through Evergreen and down to Morrison, back to Denver, 101 miles Tuesday: Rest! 10 miles Wednesday: Denver to Loveland Pass to Denver Ride, 145 miles Thursday: Rest! 10 miles Friday: Off the bike completely!  –  ran a few miles to gym, lifted some weights, did some plyometrics, Continue reading…

As been my convention and as mileage is slowly being increased during the Month of March, I’m seeking out routes that will keep me occupied and interested – creative minds can bore easily with repetitious activities. If this bid for the Tour Divide becomes nothing but a slog of miles over the same routes for Continue reading…

Sunday: Rest! – 12 miles Monday: 14er Attempt, Quandary Tuesday: Rest!  – 15 miles Wednesday: Ride to Redrocks, Hike/Run Mt. Morrison, via the South Ridge Route, ride back home – 52 miles Thursday: Rest! 5 miles Friday: Ride to Boulder, few hours at The Spot, bouldering Gym, ride home –  100 miles Saturday: 1 1/2 Continue reading…

Sunday’s ride started at 5:50 in the morning, the goal being to get up – and over Squaw Pass, a gamble to do in winter, as it peaks at over 11,000 feet.Then, down into Colorado Springs and take the bicycle route that follows I-70, using frontage roads, old HW-40 and the Scott Lancaster bike path. Continue reading…

Sunday: 70-something something mile mixed road/mountain bike trek here and there – 11hours Monday: 35 miles around Cherry Creek and back – 3 hours, started as a recovery ride, ended with me going as fast as I could, felt around 66% from the day before. Tuesday: 2 hours on the trainer Wednesday: 8 mile, leisurely Continue reading…

Sunday: Rest! Monday: Rest! Tuesday: 3 hour ride to Boulder loaded with hiking pack, ~ 30-something miles 9 hour hike, traversing South Boulder Peak, Bear Peak and Green Mountain, 4 hour ride back to Denver w/pack ~ 30-something miles Wednesday: Rest! Thursday: Easy ride to Cherry Creek Reservoir and around, ~ 35 miles Friday: Two Continue reading…

It’s sincerely not against my character to take on major goals completely out of order,  so when I admit to you that I signed myself up for a 2750 mile mountain bike race, without having ridden a mountain bike any appreciable distance since many years before I lost my delicate virginity, you will not find Continue reading…

Woke up today with little sleep, perhaps two hours. Unplanned sleep deprivation training. 5:00 am. Snooze for fifteen minutes then up and about. Planning on biking/hiking trip. Let’s go to Boulder, I thought and then hike around. Wonder if you can get from the small, Southern Peak, to the Small, Northern Peak? There must be Continue reading…

Sunday: Rode to Red Rocks and back. Looked like this: It has snowed the last couple of days, so my route consisted of bike paths that were: * well shoveled, * barely shoveled* not shoveled *at all*, where forward motion was very slow or, roads that were somewhat sketch and filled with snow, dirt and Continue reading…