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Freshies

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Cold to the touch
Burns the skin
Blinds the eyes

Chill in the air
Logs on the fire
Cocoa on the stove

Soft mounds on the mountain
Boards break through
Freshies in the face

The Drive

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A 2012 Goal Bike Ride

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In January I set many goals for myself. Most of them have turned out to be stupid, but a few have challenged me to go outdside my comfort zone. Yesterday I completed my goal of doing a 50 mile bike ride. This is something I should have done during the summer, but my amazing procrastination skills caused that not to happen. I figured a November December (I’m about a week behind apparently) 50 miler would be no problem with the odd warm weather we have been having. I looked at the forecast on Sunday and it looked like Tuesday would be a good day weather wise. So my friend and I set out around 10 am. My phone said it was 45 out, but it did not feel that warm.

We biked the first 13 miles and stopped for food and a warming session. After some sushi and mochi we headed north towards Carter Lake. It was finally starting to warm up.

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I love watching Longs Peak when I am biking

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Looking good after 30 miles

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Heading back from Carter Lake

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Almost home

After we were done riding I was riding on a cloud. I felt like I could have riden another 50 miles. I don’t know if I really could have riden another 50 miles, but I sure felt good. The hot shower I took afterwards was so amazing. I have decided that I am going to do at least one 100 mile ride next year, maybe the MS Bike ride if they do the century option.

I am planning to do a half Ironman next summer and I was a little worried that I would be exhausted after the bike, but I think I will be feeling awesome.

i can’t wait until my next long ride.