Pushing my Limit: 100 Miles

South Denver 100: Ralston Creek Trail, US-6 Trail, C470 Trail, Cherry Creek Trail, and South Platte Trail This route offers quite a bit of climbing for a 100-mile course. Much of the climbing is on the western half of the circuit. I chose to frontload most of the climbing by going counter-clockwise. The Ralston CreekContinue reading “Pushing my Limit: 100 Miles”

Cold Cruise at Grand Canyon

As with most of the rides I had planned for my recent vacation, my ride at the Grand Canyon didn’t go exactly as I expected. I was only spending one night at Grand Canyon National Park, and I was either going to ride in the evening when I got there or in the morning. InContinue reading “Cold Cruise at Grand Canyon”

Clouds and Perception

clouds above and clouds below lost for letting go stretching thin lace glowing rainbow lost to sight lost to the flow time builds a rolling dark gray bulwark hurling tank-like globules downward semi-transparent hanging curtains impressions amount we are blinded by our viewfinders playing yesterday like plaque that covers cavities in spirit and imagination blockingContinue reading “Clouds and Perception”

Gutting it Out on Lake Mary Road

I arrived in Flagstaff, Arizona, the day before my ride on Lake Mary Road and checked the weather forecast to see how conditions would be for the ride. The temperature was predicted to be nice, but there was a high wind warning. I was leery right away. In recent months, I had set out toContinue reading “Gutting it Out on Lake Mary Road”

Meeting Challenge in Moab

When I first arrived in Moab, coming down out of the dramatic red canyons past the entrance to Arches National Park, I was greeted by a mess of traffic. When I got into town, I could see that the main road through town was totally congested due to construction. This was a double blow toContinue reading “Meeting Challenge in Moab”