Interlude

I have been staring at the blank Word document for over an hour trying to come up with a clever way to describe my current situation and the events that have brought me to this exact moment of sitting at a kitchen table that looks nothing like my old one, without using lame bike racingContinue reading “Interlude”

The Wrong Gear #18 – Type 2 Fun

This blog series follows me, an extremely average cyclist, as I go all in to complete the legendary Leadville 100 race on a singlespeed mountain bike. Although I will still continue to write on this website, this is the last post in the series. Better late than never. It was about five seconds after theContinue reading “The Wrong Gear #18 – Type 2 Fun”

The Wrong Gear # 17 – In Retrograde

This blog series follows me, an extremely average cyclist, as I go all in to complete the legendary Leadville 100 race on a singlespeed mountain bike.   Planetary retrograde is an optical illusion that occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards in orbit due to its position relative to us, the humble earthlyContinue reading “The Wrong Gear # 17 – In Retrograde”

The Wrong Gear # 16 – Wha’ Happen? Recap of my 2018 Race Season and Leadville 100 Fail

This blog series follows me, an extremely average cyclist, as I go all in to complete the legendary Leadville 100 race on a singlespeed mountain bike.  After hours upon hours of battling dust, winds from all direction, and angry leg muscles just begging me to stop, my lower back and my backside had enough. IContinue reading “The Wrong Gear # 16 – Wha’ Happen? Recap of my 2018 Race Season and Leadville 100 Fail”

The Wrong Gear # 15 – Just Checking In

This blog series follows me, an extremely average cyclist, as I go all in to complete the legendary Leadville 100 race on a singlespeed mountain bike.  It has been a while since my last post, where I basked in the glory of not falling apart at a race that had menaced me the previous year.Continue reading “The Wrong Gear # 15 – Just Checking In”

The Wrong Gear # 14 – 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Race Report

This blog series follows me, an extremely average cyclist, as I go all in to complete the legendary Leadville 100 race on a singlespeed mountain bike.  12 Hours of Mesa Verde is an ultra beer-drinking event with a really long bike race added in as a bonus, and is based out of the Montezuma FairgroundsContinue reading “The Wrong Gear # 14 – 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Race Report”

The Wrong Gear #13 – Not Always Sunny

This blog series follows me, an extremely average cyclist, as I go all in to complete the legendary Leadville 100 race on a Singlespeed mountain bike. Like with all goals or projects, training for something is pretty easy when you see your progress and feel like you’re on the right track. When a bunch ofContinue reading “The Wrong Gear #13 – Not Always Sunny”

The Wrong Gear # 12 – Austin Rattler Race Report

This blog series follows me, an extremely average cyclist, as I go all in to complete the legendary Leadville 100 race on a singlespeed mountain bike.  It was long and grueling, taxing us both physically and mentally. The weather was not at all what we expected and the crosswinds were nothing short of brutal andContinue reading “The Wrong Gear # 12 – Austin Rattler Race Report”

The Wrong Gear #11 – Rattled

This blog series follows me, an extremely average cyclist, as I go all in to complete the legendary Leadville 100 race on a singlespeed mountain bike.  The thing with minor injuries, other than the fact that they are blessedly minor, is that it’s sometimes hard to differentiate if the pain is coming from the egoContinue reading “The Wrong Gear #11 – Rattled”