Posts by: Mike

Job Well Done Rich & Peter!

On August 29, 2011 By

Congratulation to Rich & Peter for completing the TransAm.  I enjoyed the 52 days & six states pedaling along this route and would have loved to have been with them this year as a finisher.  I can at least say that I ended up in a better place than the Tour de France rider [...]

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White Chocolate Medicine

On August 19, 2011 By

While the conventional medical community has been concentrating broken bone treatments using surgery, splints & physical therapy, I have been presented with some remarkable alternative medicine.

Patty Johnson, daughter of our long time friend & neighbor Erika Seitz, made up a batch of white chocolate BandAids.  I may not be ready to abandon all [...]

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What a great treat we had today in Venice.  We were able to meet up with Sasquatch & Little Foot, also known as Lorraine & Brittany, TransAm pals that we last saw in Nickerson, KS, when six of us were being treated like royalty by Jim & June Gladden.

Please see the photo of [...]

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Everyone, it is so hard for me to play anything straight, but I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received by your comments. Thank you, it is really helpful as I get ready to get my wrist fixed and get on with the rest of my summer.  I am only sorry that [...]

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Put Me Back On the Bike

On August 2, 2011 By

Those were the famous last words of Tommy Simpson before he psssed away on Mt. Ventoux in the 1967 Tour de France after a heroic ride.

Mine was nothing dramatic, I will recover, but this year’s trip is done.  Rich & I were halfway to our destination in Walden yesterday (Monday) when we pulled [...]

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Master Bait & Tackle

On July 31, 2011 By

Were were supposed to have our lunch stop in Heeney, CO,  but it turns out the place has been closed for years, so we settled for Master Bait & Tackle for chips & soda, all they had.  The woman running the place had plenty of bottled water to sell cyclists, but no tap water [...]

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We did it, crossed the Continental Divide @ the highest point on our trip, 11,451′, just above Breckenridge, CO.  The view was great, but the big thrill was making the high point.

We took an amazing bike path that follows a beautiful river and also some meadows that cannot be fully captured in the [...]

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Fairplay, 63rd Burro Days

On July 29, 2011 By

We made it the 46 miles from Guffey to Fairplay, just in time for the 63rd Burro Days.  They have burro and llama races, food booths and a performance by “Judge Roughneck”.  For others who are fascinated by the use of quotation marks, I don’t know whether to expect the world famous Judge Roughneck, [...]

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Canon City to Guffey, CO

On July 28, 2011 By

We did only 33 miles today, but it was challenging with 3,400′ of elevation gain with a fair amount of up and down.  It is so nice to be in the mountains.  Guffey is a tiny former mining town that has a couple of cafe’s and not a lot else except for ranching.

On [...]

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Canon City & Royal Gorge

On July 27, 2011 By

Today was a pleasant 50 mile ride from Pueblo to Canon City with temps that barely hit 90. Rich & I almost had the chills after our previous days pedaling on the surface of the sun.  We had a few miles of headwinds, but they disappeared after only about 5 miles of pain.

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