Tuesday, October 10, 2017

2017 Great Wide Open Part 2 & The Monarch Crest Enduro

Though I might like to think I could live by this famous mantra, truth be told, I'm too much of a control freak. It's just not in my genes to let go and allow nature take its course. So whenever I sign up for an enduro race, and especially one like the Monarch Crest Enduro, I do so with jittery hands and an elevated heart rate. Racing bikes in the high mountains is hard enough. Add in the time of year where weather swings are a daily occurrence and I start to sweat. This year's event would be the ultimate test of everything I thought I was capable of on a bike.

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Great Wide Open Part 1 - The Whole Enchilada Enduro 2017

Into the great wide open
Under the skies of blue
Into the great wide open
A rebel without a clue...

I've written these words before on a previous blog entry about a trip West but thought it was fitting more than ever to repeat it with the passing of the author & singer, Tom Petty, on October 2. 

RIP, Mr. Rebel.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Five-0 Fever!

It's now October. Where did September go? I couldn't tell ya but I can tell ya where we went. September was the month to hang up the little bikes and tune up our big bikes (big for us flat-landers) and hit up two Enduro events as part of the Rocky Mountain Enduro Series.