Winter Quiet

Things have changed.  I’ve been trying to simplify.  We tried our hands at organizing a trail race and despite the fact that we were doing a stellar job; we were betrayed and discarded.  That sounds dramatic, but it was a pretty big deal.

So now I have more free time.  I can start dedicating more time to writing and to getting this “finished” book published.  I can ride my bike again.  I can go on trail runs just for fun.

The 2015 Snowpocalypse is going to slink back into its ice cave and spring is just around the corner.  The sun will shine bright and life will move on in its invariably increasing cadence.

While 2015 seems to be out, another shot at a buckle in 2016 could be a distinct possibility.  With that prospect comes more fodder for the blog and for future books.



Monday Morning Book Excerpt

“I had no corporate sponsor, not a shred of carbon fiber in my gear, still carrying the twenty pounds I’d sworn to lose, and continuously facing all of the hurdles an average guy with average problems can face. Outside the realms of contrived challenges I had actually accomplished quite a feat in my failure.”

Lily cheering me in to the DNF spot

Publish or Bust

It’s been a long journey.  Four years ago I decided I was going to finish the Leadville 100.  What had begun with the statement: “I could never do that” evolved into and obsession to prove to myself that I could, in fact, complete a one hundred mile mountain bike race in the mountains of Colorado.

Along the way I decided to chronicle my adventures.  Those chronicles grew into a book.

Leadville or Bust is the story of how an average guy like myself could dream of, train for, and ultimately finish the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race.  I had no sponsors.  I had no money to throw at the problem.  I had to rely on my own resourcefulness and the support of my family to achieve my goal.

Along the way I confronted failure.  Many times I had to reassess my path and make course corrections on the fly.

It’s been a little over a year since my last visit to Leadville.  I’ve been writing and rewriting.  I’ve been searching for a means to get my story out to the world ever since.  Getting my book published is a dream as big as racing my mountain bike.  Check back for updates on progress as I work to get it from draft to published form.

Thanks for your interest!