Saturday, February 2, 2019

Fat Bike World Championship in Crested Butte Colorado

43 Activities
11th through the 14th was The Vegas gathering of past toga attendees
Zero milage on the 19th, 26th, & 28th
No Hours - 51 hours BUT auto Pause is off at this time so that is misleading
448.7 miles on the bike
46.1 running miles
6 Personal Records
January Went Rather Well For The Body & Soul

MAD Racing was given the pleasure of timing The Fat Bike World Championship AGAIN!! So Thankful to be part of such an exciting week long event and share some time with wonderfully talented thought provoking individuals.

Our drive from GJ to Crested Butte was completely wildlife driven for me. On the side of the road was a dead elk. A number of Ravens stood by at attention as a normal sized Golden Eagle proudly picked away at the flesh in side the carcass.

Herds of elk dotted the landscape around the Blue Mesa Reservoir. Two decent size Bald Eagles soared in search of their next victim. A herd of Big Horn Sheep meandered along the side of the road and a majority of them wore tracking collars. Before we knew it, Crested Butte was in sight

Hands Down, In My Own Opinion, One Of The Most Magical Locations Around. Well, It Is Mother Natures Gift After All. Regardless of the wind, whiteout conditions, and brutally cold temps, beyond stoked about finding myself in Crested Butte again.

Unreal Technology 

Thursday's location was stunning!! Groomed trails at the base of Snoggrass with premier views of the whole valley. That race day was a "FUN" timed race, super casual, and a number of teams battled solo racers. I really enjoyed myself and the Vender corral was choice.
Friday was a demo day - Relaxing & Epic - My 1st Ski Snow Bike Ride
Saturday was the big 32 mile Fat Bike Race down at the Country Club in South CB.
Sunday was the first ever Fat Bike Town Crit Race and what a hoot!! Costumes Included
All Results can be seen on the MAD Racings Site

Yes, It Was Windy And Snowed For Three Days Straight

And I Couldn't Get Enough Of It - My Workmates Think That I Am Out Of My Mind

I am always amazed by how so many of the racers finish with a smile. We often witness the sense of accomplishment but there is something different about racing at 9,700ft ( 2956m ) in this Crested Butte Mountain Town. Their rewards are particularly personal and each racer tends to dig a bit deeper in order throw their bike across that finishing line. Its Inspiring!! Especially when its an old 74 years young guy or the female from Miami that not only finished DEAD LAST but pumped her fist after every lap. They Both Kicked A$$

These Cracked Me Up - Even Better From A Blender 

Few Inches of Snow 

Anyone Seen My Subaru - Bluebird Morning  

Friday night was clear and cold and the blanket of stars were worth braving the cold temps. With absolutely NO light pollution, I can search for those constellation for ever. A number of satellites screamed across the blacked out sky. No shooters but a killer stargazing evening for me. A Time Lapse Dream

Another Selfie For The High Riser 


A Beautiful Hand Cycle Ride - Four Of These Were Taking Part 

Must Add The Heart 

Ortho-Bionomy is a neurological based form of body work that accesses the body's ability to self correct and heal. Clears the effects of chemicals and narcotics, foot and ankle pain, neck and shoulder relationships, back and spine issues, & stimulates a stagnate lymphatic system.

Flare Gun Count Down 

Been really enjoying working with the Silver Sneakers group and all of their replacement parts. The body is so damn intelligent and my practicing practice has been expanding with each session. Feeling a lot more confident about addressing issues and my own ability to convey thoughts clearly and intelligently for the client to comprehend and resinate with.

The Boy Dog Loved This Bowl In The Summer 

I committed to a show on February the 13th. Its on a Wednesday at 4pm and I am not quite sure which direction to go. Any Suggestions???

Poor Guy Sunburnt The Sh*t Out of His Legs - Look at his hammies

Love These!!! Some of these sculptures were made from 14 blocks of ice stacked on top of each other. Check out those bolts of lightning type of cracks inside these beauties. I sent a bunch of videos to my friends in hopes of capturing the magnitude. Way Cool

Wish My Old iPhone4 Took 3D Pictures, RIGHT???

Klishy Thanked Me For The Detour 

This Banner Showcases Summer Single Tack - While Flakes Were Falling 

Stepping Out On My Balcony - Morning View - Coffee Tasted Even Better

I obviously experienced a number of emotional upwellings as The Boy Dog is always on my mind. He loved CB as much as I did. He would patiently lay down on the sidewalk and wait for me while I was in an establishment. Those old engrams of mine

Elk Ave in Downtown Crested Butte - Borealis RV  
It wasn't that I was depressed, in fact, NOT at all, it's more about reminiscing while riding my bike. I would imagine our good times or summer hikes that him and I tackled together. As I plowed my way along the crystalized fresh snow from the previous evening, I would sorta miss him breaking trail for me. I did honor his spirit by hiking up Twin Bridges to Gunsight Pass and over to Columbine Hill and back down Warming House Hill. The Boy Dog Loved That Loop and he referred to it as our original No Excuse Loop.

Dreads , Jeans, & A Town Crit 

I am in a really good place these days. Been firing on all cylinders and it feels empowering being back on my game. I have consciously reframed from looking in the rearview mirror and dwell over missed opportunities. My January business strategies are paying off, the strength in my legs are coming around, and I have noticed myself engaging in conversations again. I had perviously carried myself with confidence but defiantly stumbled along as 2018 came to a close. NOW, I am pleased by some of most insignificant simplest events, content with smiling, leading with my heart, and fulfilled with growing again. Feeling Alive

Special Building 
My perspective and projection are allowing me to move forward without friction. Its not that I am a new person or anything. Its simply finding ease of opportunities. Success is rewarding!! Dig That Sh*T!! Like my bets in Vegas, clarity is dynamite. I will continue to miss The Boy Dog and will have my moments and I am OK with that. Its just processing and understanding me in my own skin.

Live Music this month was pretty damn righteous. The Cheese, George Clinton, Tony Furtado, Dead Floyd, And Bohemian Rhapsody at the Avalon Theater as part of the Tuesday Dinner And A Movie. OH BABY

I Forced Klishy To Stand In Front Of The Old Jail - He Humored Me 

1) BE A Good Sport at the Super Bowl Party
2) Properly Plain For The Inaugural  Winter Sports Festival Feb 22-24th
3) 500 miles in 28 days
4) Invite Myself To An Oscar Party - Fingers Crossed for Rami Malek
5) Remember to switch auto pause ON for bike rides


P.S. You Can ( ) Thank Me Later


  1. And a very good selfie it is too. I've just been looking at snow in England and it is nothing compared to what you have. Amazing for us to see, and everyone still gets around ok. The ice carvings are very impressive. They would not last here for long.

    1. Thanx 4 Checking In Brother Drew


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  2. Beautifully captured in pictures and words.

  3. Glad to hear you are getting the happy groove back.

    1. And Thanx To You Brother - The Texting Helped


  4. Just Googled Crested Butte and can see why you love it there Padre. Also good to read that you are positive, with the odd slip, about the way ahead. Loved the Police video, Sting is as fabulous today as he was then. Might be inspiration there for your next radio show, Sting, Freddie.. what do you think? 😉

    1. Thanx 4 researching CB. I really do love that place. Just wish I didn't have to live with 9 other people and work 5 jobs in order to afford a room. HA

      Stoked you watch the youtube link!!! Big Hugs Perth


  5. I love CeeBee too!!! We spend a good bit of time there every summer. And winter is glorious, although we don't get there as often in winter. I am so glad to hear your good spirits in your "voice". You do seem t o be firing on all cylinders and loving life. I always love reading your goals because you always have at least one that has to do with attitude rather than something concrete. I modeled my "resolution" for 2019 after your goals. It has to do with focusing on the good in people rather than letting their flaws (from my p.o.v.) dominate my view. Thanks for that inspiration because my resolution seems to be improving my life outlook.

    Thanks for the Police link. Love it!

    1. Thank You For These - Really - Thank You
      And Thank You For Being The Difference
      Nothing Like A Young Sting , Copeland , & Summers
      Keep Snapping Those Photos

      Big Group Hugs

  6. Ah glad you are enjoying the memories!! CB looks so beautiful!

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