Category Archives: Training

Good thing I wasn’t holding my breath

So you know that old adage about just when you think you got the tiger by the tail, it turns around to bite you? Well, lets just say I need to be careful about what I say. As of my … Continue reading

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TABR16 is looming and I can’t wait!

In many ways, 2015 felt like a year of failure. I was stymied by the weather for Trans Iowa and went to TABR unprepared in almost every way. I chose to use those events as learning experiences and now 2016 … Continue reading

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Many lessons were learned from TABR15

In the aftermath of TABR15, I did  very little licking my wounds. I think I got all that out during the race and the day I spent alone in the Super 8 in Cañon City waiting on Jeneen to pick … Continue reading

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Oops! Houston, we HAD a problem

Well, it has been a busy and distracting month or so and I haven’t made blogging a priority. Today I tried to sign in to do a little check up and find that my domain had expired! After a little … Continue reading

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Here’s the gear!

So time has ticked away and I am now down to 1 day. That’s right! 1 day until I fly out. Tomorrow morning I will be flying to Portland to begin this journey. It is hard to believe that the … Continue reading

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Everyone is scrambling!!!

TABR is coming and everyone is feeling the crunch! Well, I am sure there are some that are completely prepared and just waiting to head to the start line. That is not me! Right now, I am waiting on my … Continue reading

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It is what it is

Well, the time for Trans Iowa is upon me. Just 3 days until I race 331 miles of Iowa gravel roads and I am not ready. Not even close. I certainly have excuses for not being ready. Work has been … Continue reading

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Training rides

So it has been about two weeks since my last post and training is moving along nicely. Fortunately the weather has cooperated and spring is in full swing. Last weekend I got out for 102 miles on Saturday and another … Continue reading

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Sprang upon us

Holy smokes! Without even realizing it, a month goes by without a new blog post. Shame on me. 😉 That being said, I have been busy. Of course there is the normal family, work, training and such. As it is … Continue reading

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It’s been way too long

Here we are again. It has been 8 months since I last posted and obviously A LOT has happened since. It is funny how life click-clacks along and before you know it, time gets away from you. When I last … Continue reading

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