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2017 Leadville 100 Race Recap

lifejunkie_admin August 17, 2017
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Catching Up: I am now home. My dad and I left Frisco Colorado Monday morning after the race. 26 hours later we arrived in Stratford and my journey was complete. Rather odd to dr... read more

Waiting & More Waiting…

lifejunkie_admin August 11, 2017
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Catching Up: I have reached Leadville after 2000+ miles, six states and one province, numerous campgrounds, a couple hotel rooms and many times staying with hosts who were gener... read more

Leadville, Love & Loss

lifejunkie_admin August 7, 2017
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Catching Up: It is Monday morning and I am still in Colorado Springs. My brain has turned from touring to race. This shift is inevitable. With only five days to race day, I can ... read more

You Either Envy Or…

lifejunkie_admin August 4, 2017
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Practicalities: I have made it past the prairies and am now into Colorado, and the city of Colorado Springs. I am in a hotel for the weekend using some of my corporate earned po... read more

Cactus 9 – Mark 0

lifejunkie_admin August 2, 2017
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Catching Up: I am now about 65 miles from Colorado Springs and tomorrow I will catch my first glimpse of the mountains and Pikes Peak (always warms the heart). I have steadily m... read more

Thirty Minutes That Changed My Life

lifejunkie_admin July 31, 2017
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Catching Up: I am sitting in Wray Colorado in the evening in the middle of my third huge thunderstorm in as many nights. Fortunately the campsite has a shower/laundry/rest room ... read more

A Tale of Too Many Towns

lifejunkie_admin July 30, 2017
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Catching Up: I am sorry I am a couple days behind. Many reasons for that, but the most important one is too busy. I was riding in Nebraska in the heat and suddenly I got a small... read more

Any Given Cycling Day and Nebraska Headwinds

lifejunkie_admin July 26, 2017
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I thought maybe it would be good to catch up on the day to day of cycle touring. Tomorrow starts day 24 and it has become a regular cycle. Now to show you a typical day. This wa... read more

Solitude & Many New Surprises!

lifejunkie_admin July 24, 2017
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Catching Up: OK, I have made it to Recharge Lake recreation area just outside of York Nebraska. I just might be sitting in a Pizza Hut enjoying AC and beverages right now while ... read more

Angels Unawares

lifejunkie_admin July 23, 2017
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I am sitting in a hotel in downtown Omaha and revelling in a rest day with real honest to goodness air conditioning. The last few days have been a test of fortitude as Iowa and ... read more