PART ONE Mountain riding + Sandwiches in the creek: Showing my FL friends around Colorado by Bike

Last Friday two of my friends, Carly and her boyfriend, Andres, flew to Colorado from Tampa, FL where I used to live what feels like…ten years ago. They came into town for some riding, exploring, and catching up and I could not have been more excited to see them. I originally created one long post …

Training Lately: Back to Back Hard Rides

It’s Wednesday and I feel like I’ve somehow danced around a full-blown sickness. I could feel it building over the last week: mounting fatigue, a scratchy throat, aversion to food, pounding headache, achy shoulders. It didn’t happen overnight, rather lots of sleepless overnights working late, hard training sessions and a random weekend of dog sitting. …

Feeling Like A Kid Again

I came to Colorado a road rider. A pavement junkie. Rim brakes and all carbon everything. Florida isn't exactly a mountain biking or off-road riding mecca. The few trails I explored were by foot and mostly in my D2 collegiate running days. They were fairly short, very sandy, completely flat, and crowded with runners. Mountain bikers …