• Off-season in full swing!

    I decided to call my season after the trip to CA for Levi's Gran Fondo and the Tamarancho XC. It has been a looooooong year with some amazing times on the bike at a competitive level. I started my 2012 season in November of 2011, getting ready for the Yak-Attack which happened in early March. My body has had enough for 2012, at least with structured training and extensive travel. La Ruta was planned, but with the associated costs and the my move to Eagle, CO in a few days, I decided to pull the plug on the racing season. I am still pedaling around a bit, but mostly for 1-2 hours on the 6" travel Canyon Strive. For example....

    Fort Collins timer shots at sunset

    Yeah, the bike is a blast! Along with the light spins on the Strive, getting out for some foot power. This past weekend was an amazing hike up to 14,440 ft on Mt. Elbert. For late October, the weather was too good to be true. Virtually no wind at the summit and temps from 40-60F.

    Mt. Elbert hike - 14,440 feet (4,401 m)

    Mt. Elbert hike - 14,440 feet (4,401 m)

    Mt. Elbert hike - 14,440 feet (4,401 m)

    Mt. Elbert hike - 14,440 feet (4,401 m)

    Mt. Elbert hike - 14,440 feet (4,401 m)



    Mt. Elbert hike - 14,440 feet (4,401 m)

    Mt. Elbert hike - 14,440 feet (4,401 m)

    Next weekend "Operation: Relocation to Eagle, CO" starts!