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Perfection

“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 off-road mountain bike race

The Grand: Day 1

“I though awhile about what to do
I had me a case of them fur coat blues
But that ain’t nothin’ new
I’ve been here a time or two
Lately I’m scared of being alive
I’ve got this hesitation and it’s running wild
But what’s the use of living in doubt
I’ve only got one shot
Till my time runs out”

Jamestown Revival, Fur Coat Blues

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Posing for sponsors!
Posing for sponsors!
Cool rocks in Andy's
Cool rocks in Andy’s

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Don't know why I bothered trying to chase them. They both out-rode me a thousand times over.
Don’t know why I bothered trying to chase them. They both out-rode me a thousand times over.

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Later, Downtown: chilling with the Backcountry.com peeps.
Later, Downtown: chilling with the Backcountry.com peeps.
Kicking off the 15 Grand
Kicking off the 15 Grand
Clunker Crit!
Clunker Crit!

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grand junction sunrise

Ups and Downs

“Life … is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”
― William ShakespeareMacbeth

“Let it go- and I’ll rise like the break of dawn. Let it go- that perfect girl is gone. Here I stand, and here I’ll stay. Let the storm rage on.”

Here’s what I rode today: CLICK!

It’s like a “Tour of the Lower Lunch Loop”

Saw lots of friends. Met someone new (not allowed to ride past the same person three times without introductions.)

Climb-descend-climb-descend- the pattern of life. The good news? After each descent is another climb.

I’m ready, I think, to shirk off the weight, be strong, and climb again.

Find my power.

Work it.

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