The Last Hurrah

Posted by on Sep 18, 2007 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Sometimes the lights all shinin on me;
Other times I can barely see.
Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip its been.


2007 has been nothing short of a long strange trip. There has been a lot of great rides, and a lot of hard knocks. But I have enjoyed the summer, and all that came with it.

And now, as Fall descends on the Wasatch Front and the leaves start to turn and crumble, I turn to one last hurrah. A final solo endeavor to capstone the year of desert miles, high alpine climbs and endless switchback descents.

This Saturday I will race in the 12 Hours of Sundance, on some of my very favorite trails in Utah. The idea of a solo 12 in cool temps and shaded singletrack is very appealing. And to be honest, I don’t think I have the will power to resist another chance to push the envelope.

So here’s to one last blowout, one last sufferfest, and one last chance to end up with an IV stuck in my arm….

Three blue stars, set o’er the hill.
Call them back; you never will.
All these trials, soon be dead.
We all need something built to last.

Built to Last


  1. Utah Mnt biker
    September 18, 2007

    I like the new header. You don’t look quite dazed enough nor is there enough blood, but the lump is pretty cool.

  2. Dave Byers
    September 19, 2007

    Good on ya for throwing your hat into the ring one last time this season! I hope you have a great race and a great time. Try to drink more through your hydration pack than through the IV this time though. 🙂

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