Category Archives: Failed attempt

Riding Mt. Baldy when the legs stay at home

I knew going into this ride that it would test me as it throws 6400′ feet of climbing at you on about 35 miles of up (the entire loop is 62 miles). I have not ridden a serious climbing challenge in several months, and my expectation was that I would hurt and be slow, but, I would finish the ride. Continue reading

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One week after the crash

Warning: at the end of this post is a slide show with some injury images – do NOT scroll down if such images make you queazy. It has been a rough week following my crash last Saturday, and I am … Continue reading

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Going down hard

Saturday, July 11, 2009 is a day I will not forget very soon. I went down hard and the image in my minds eye how it happened is very vivid. In retrospect there are some lessons to be learned and … Continue reading

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Let me introduce Mr. Murphy of Murphy’s Law, Inc

If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway. Every once in a while I get a kick in the butt by Mr. Murphy, sort of ‘his’ gentle way of reminding me that despite the fact that I think I … Continue reading

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Let me introduce Mr. Murphy of Murphy's Law, Inc

If anything simply cannot go wrong, it will anyway. Every once in a while I get a kick in the butt by Mr. Murphy, sort of ‘his’ gentle way of reminding me that despite the fact that I think I … Continue reading

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