Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Best time of the year

Love fall when running is just running and not training.  Strength training is in full effect and of course, it's Cyclocross season!  Already have done 5 races and with 2 more this weekend at US Open of Cyclocross in Boulder.  I know I have been pretty quite on here lately but maybe I will get around to writing about the past 2 months and what happened at Run Rabbit Run or not.  But like Andy says, "excuses are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink."

Anyways, onto cyclocross!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Little Bear Group 9/2016

About time I get this group done.  I have been wanting to get this group in for years and it finally has worked out. 

Headed out with my co-worker Scott on Monday Labor Day with the thought that everyone up there would be coming down as we were heading up therefore making the climb up the hour glass a little bit safer for us the following day.  Worked out perfect.  We hit up Ellingwood Point and Blanca on Monday and were the 1st ones up Little Bear on Tuesday morning.  Fun mountains for sure!  52 down and 6 mountains left to go to wrap up the 14ers.  Will get them done next summer.

Photo time.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

August Numbers and Photo catch up

Thought I would throw up a quick review of August before the fun starts in a few days up here in Steamboat which should be interesting considering that I have been sick for the last week and burned out for the past 3 weeks.

Been a solid month based on the numbers that I ran even though it did not feel like it.  Did not feel like I did any real training this month but the numbers seem reflect something different.  So I guess we will see how it all plays out in a few days.  See below for the breakdown of the month.

Not quite as much bike riding as I wanted but solid overall.  Been a fun month with focusing mostly on helping Rebecca get through Leadwoman anyway that I could, she rocked it of course, and the first cyclocross race of the season in which I DNFed due to flatting so many times.   Here are some of the better shots from the month.

My 3-4 times a week before work view on my morning runs in Boulder on Flagstaff Mountain.  Spend a lot of time on Flagstaff and Green this month.

Rebecca's LT100 MTB- she rocked it.

LT100 Run Fun-- Rebecca got her first 100 run finish,  during Leadwoman.  HOT DAMN!!  Super proud friend here for sure after seeing what she had to push aka suffer through to get this done.  Hell of a lot more than I did last year that is for sure.  Congrats again RBA!

Even got to see this guy in Breckenridge on his birthday!!!!  Yes that is my dad...  Happy birthday again dad!

And of course the month would not be complete without the DNF cyclocross race which took place at 9000ft at the top of Coal Creek Canyon.  Damn hard going balls to the wall that high.  Thanks Bryan for the photos!!  Super excited not to run anymore after this weekend and just race bikes for the next 3 months.

It has been a super busy month in August for me and I am tired.   I just hope that it does not come back to bite me in the ass in a couple days time as I line up for the Hares race of Run Rabbit Run 100 run in Steamboat.  I would like to be able to match or exceed my performance earlier in the summer that I had at Bighorn but I am just going to go with what the day gives me.  Main goal is just to get it done in under 30 hours and get another buckle.  Like I said at the beginning of this post, I have been sick for about a week and mentally burned out for longer so it should be interesting.  Wish me luck and see ya on the other side!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Suffer Better Kits!

The store is now open. New Suffer Better cycling jerseys and bibs. Get yours at:

Ride the words and help support People for Bikes ( -10% of sales go to that great group to support their efforts to make cycling better for all of us.

I have last years kit from Cuore and it is my favorite kit to wear for cyclocross.  Ordered my new kit already, can't beat the price for the quality of the gear.  

The store is only open for the next 9 days, they are made to order.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Love Me Some Summer Time in Colorado

I think the photos below will explain why I have a hard time ever imagining leaving the great state of Colorado, I love that I can basically go on vacation at will.  Took a few days off work and went down to the San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado for some mountain time.  Got more new breweries for the list than summits but that is OK. 

Started out with a brewery on the way and in Ouray of course while I was waiting to pace Donnie at Hardrock.

Donnie had a good showing at his first Hardrock and bounced back from some tough times.  Proud of the dude for sticking it out.

After Hardrock had some car trouble so had to return to Montrose to get that addressed.  Of course that meant more brewery stops and a little exploring by Black Canyon National Park while the car was in the shop.  Took a 2 hour side trip on the way back to Silverton to hit up Telluride Brewery, could not resist.

Tuesday Bob came down to Silverton to jump on the train to hit up the four 14ers in the Chicago Basin.  Of course weather limited us to only grabbing 2 of them on the short timeline we were on but it was an adventure in itself.

Hit up a few more breweries on the way home by Salida and of course a few repeat 14er summits the next day.

Here is to the great State of Colorado, Cheers!

Many more photos to come over the next 6 weeks as I pace/crew Rebecca for the rest of her Leadwoman in Aug and I try my hand at another 100 at Run Rabbit Run in Sept.