Thursday, May 4, 2017
Than the wife got sick and I got it...my body was in the deficient, I'm pretty resilient. Until I'm not. WTF. So, I got sick, went to the doctor the other day and I'm antibiotics. I'm racing a 108 miler ss gravel race on Saturday. The pressure is on to do well. I like the pressure but than again I do not. I'm called El Freako for a reason.....revel in the chaos. Fuck. I want to win so bad at times it hurts.......the stress is worrisome.
After finishing the AZTR 750 and only being 6 hours from first it makes me wonder. I trained so hard for that and I know I beat the ss record by half a day. I yearn for more. I'm an addict. There is always more. My mind turns and turns. It's a crazy existence. I'm so fucked at times. I'm so restless. I'll be 51 soon and I feel like I'm 20. I'm a madman.
Soon I'll be running my first 100 miler trail running race: Bryce Canyon in June. After completing the AZTR 750 race it seems so minuscule. No fucks given. NFG! I may change that mindset. It's so surreal what we can do as humans.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
|I had a bike, not a hiking pole on Oracle Ridge. WTF!|
|Dude was pissed I disturbed his warming spot outside of Oracle.|
|Two thumbs up !!!|
|Picket Post! 300 + miles in!|
|Desert tortoise on the climb away from the Gila.|
|Shitty pushing my bike up this debacle.|
On the way to Mormon lake we had options for snow detours. I took the snow detour thinking Justin did as I saw his tracks. Turned out he didn't. Oh well. I didn't feel like dicking around in the snow anyways. It was equal playing ground, all in play. We would have another snow detour north of Flagstaff as well. I personally think it added time.
I rode all day making it to Flagstaff with daylight to spare. I refueled, ate and got back on course attempting to put some miles into the nite to chase down Justin, aka Bigfoot. I nicknamed him that in Pine due to the way he moves on his feet. Amazing fast fucker he is.
|North Rim. It was a long nite.|
|My awesome wife!!!|
|Let's do it south now.|
|1st and 2nd place. Justin rocked.|
|AZT completion buckle. Fuck Yeah!|
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Sadly, our sweet Shady has moved on to the Rainbow Bridge. She was with Laura and I for over 8 years. She has had a progressive severe case of arthritis in all of her joints that started about three years ago. She was at the point where she could no longer walk under her own power. She used to be so active and could run all day with us on bike rides, trail runs and cross country skiing in the San Juan's of Colorado.
Shady came into our lives after I took her from a tile contractor on a job site I was working on in Telluride, CO. He was moving out of state and needed to get rid of her. Our luck. I was a trim carpenter for Telluride Woodworks at the time. I took her home and we have spoiled her since that day in April of 2008.
We will miss you dearly Shady. You now can run free without any pain, without any boundaries. You came into our lives for a reason. You have left an everlasting mark. We will never forget you. You will always be by our sides. Right next to Nacho, Miller and Roxy cat.
Shady loved camping. She was able to enjoy two camping trips this past two weekends.
Run free Shady!!!!!!!! Run!!!!!!
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
I've been mixing a lot of running and riding this past year. I'm really enjoying both.....well the biking is more enjoyable to tell the truth. I had a DNF early in the month at a nite 50k trail running race. Too damn hot and i went out too fast on the first lap. I imploded. I did manage to get in 20 miles. My next trail race will be September 10th at McDowell park. A 50k nite race. I plan on being better prepared than the last race.
September 17th is a fat bike race here locally in Prescott.
Than the next weekend after that race is the Rico 100 on the 24th. I'm really looking forward to that race in my old stomping grounds.
Next up will be the Coconino 250 mile bike packing stage race on October 7-10.
October 29th is a 12 hour bike race here in Prescott as well. About 4 miles from the house. I love local races.... Less travel time.
I'll see what November and December bring. Maybe a 50 miler trail run race in San Francisco if I can get into it. I'm on the waiting list.
The big ones next year on the schedule will be the black canyon 100k trail run race in February, the Arizona trail 750 in April and a 100 miler trail run race in June up in Bryce canyon.
Lots to do with little time. Damn.