Pic of the Day – not for the faint of heart

This is out of chronological order, but I’ve been corresponding with Adrian, Reuben and Felix about swelling and wanted to show them this pic and video anyhow. The video was just before pulling out to Dillon, not being sure that I would be able to come back in, I decided to make a clip of…

Pic of the Day for Monday July 8th

This was Mike Dion pulling into Elkford on Day 1. I had originally planned only to go 70 miles on day one, but when we got 60 miles in and it was only 5pm we decided to do the 110 to Elkford. The days were so long, that it was hard to stop early up…

Good weekend / Pic of the Day

It’s been a great weekend with lots of hangout time and the riding is getting better. I got out Friday for an afterwork ride and it was the best yet since finishing Tour Divide. I’m reaching a point where I experience spurts of “oooh… I feel strong on my bike again.” I still get tired…

The aftershocks

I’m home in California and starting to feel them.People talk about post-race depression; like what happens after any big event in your life (good or bad.) Well, I think that depression started when I tried to ride a bike again and realized just how tired and beat down my body is. I tried to go…

Finishing thoughts from the Tour Divide 08

When I lined up in Banff about a month ago, boy were there expectations in the air for everyone! Some of those were high and some weren’t. Brendan and our good friend Matt rode out the first 10 miles with me and then I headed off in a tearful first day. I really had no…

There IS pie in Pie Town!

Mary and Steve are leaving Pie Town with full bellies; ready to cover some ground before the rain hits. She had an albacore tuna sandwich & a cold Pepsi for lunch, followed by a slice of creamy pecan pie & a cup of coffee before hitting the road. Today they pulled out map section #6,…