3 and Counting
8-05-05, the first time I took a camera on a ride
Three years ago I found myself staring at the computer screen. I was spinning the wheels in my brain trying to come up with a name for a blog I was trying to create. Everything I tried was taken. Until finally, I typed in ‘epic riding’.
The name stuck.
As I think back on the last 3 years there is an obvious standout among the races, big rides, crashes, mishaps, road trips, bonks, trials and trails, midnight starts, starry nights and high desert meadows…
I can’t count the number of people I have met, or gotten to know because I write a little about my delusions of grandeur on the internet. But it is significant. And my life is better off because of those people. You people. I can go to a race just about anywhere in the country now and see familiar names and faces. Simply because so many of us partake in this simple, somewhat nerdy pastime of blogging.
I want to thank each of you for wasting a little bit of your day reading here. It has been a lot of fun for me to hash out my feelings and observations, stories and experiences on the bike, here in the great Wasatch Range.
I also want to thank all of you who continue to share your thoughts and stories on blogs of your own. It has been a pleasure over the last 3 years to get to know all of you as I follow your adventures. Many of you I have had the privilege of riding and racing with. I hope I get that chance with many more of you down the road.
So here’s to more and future rides together and more great stories shared on the web!
And the winner is…
The contest to win a Princeton Tec Swerve is over. The winner, chosen randomly, is Dave Cook. Congratulations Dave! And thanks to everyone who left comments over the last week.
CoreyAugust 4, 2008
Wow, I’m not sure why, but I just sort of assumed you had always sported the beard.
I’m just getting into the blogging thing myself, after helping my wife and several others set up their blogs. I find that if nothing else, it helps me look at things a little differently on my daily bike commute. Specifically, things like irresponsible dog walkers and cell-phone enabled SUV drivers looking to add me as a hood ornament bother me a little less because I know I can flame them later on my blog, a la Bike Snob NYC.
Congrats again on 3 years of epic riding/writing, and maybe I’ll run into you at Fatty’s next Triathalon…
grannygearAugust 5, 2008
Thanks for the blog. One of my favorites. You have a talent for writing, that is for sure.
I just began SSing a bit. Wow! You guys/gals are tough.
Dave CookAugust 6, 2008
Man, American Idol, and now this! I wonder what other treasures this year will bring…