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Trail Meetings are the Best

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” 
― Dave Barry

Too funny.

But really, the meeting was a lunch one with the GVTA Board and Derrick from JuicyTrails.com.

After lunch we went to the Lunch Loop for a short ride before I had to be home for kids.



“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” 
― Salvador Dalí

Today was a two-fer. I got out for a run today in the pre-dawn. I love running in the dark. IMG_1473 IMG_1474

But was that enough awesomeness for one day? NO! I spent the morning cramming in desk work, with my reward being a short ride on the bike. Of course, I was already out and riding when I was informed of a conference call incoming. So I guess it was lucky I had on my headphones with the built-in mic. I took the call while riding back and forth around Miramonte Rim. Pretty awesome. I felt more unprofessional than I have in a long time, but really, the day was too perfect to not spend a little time out in it, in the daylight.

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grand junction sunrise

Run Up the Cross

“We’ve got these chains that hang around our necks,
people want to strangle us with them before we take our first breath.
Afraid of change, afraid of staying the same,
when temptation calls, we just look away.

This name is the hairshirt I wear,
and this hairshirt is woven from your brown hair.
This song is the cross that I bear,
bear it with me, bear with me, bear with me,
be with me tonight,
I know that it isn’t right, but be with me tonight.” -Barenaked Ladies, ‘What a Good Boy”

Wanted to do something challenging this morning, so we ran up Curt’s Lane, Ally Alley, Holy Cross, and then straight down Tabby. 5.5 miles. Fun.

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My derp facephoto 3 (1) photo 2 photo 1A rock obstacle that people have ridden around instead of up. Pretty lame. This sign is at both ends of Holy Cross: