Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fifteen Minutes

Day three of D2M captured in the June issue.

Keep pushing the envelope and grabbing at possibilities and you will eventually end up in a shit show, or in a full page spread in Mountain Bike Action magazine, or both.

I was in the high school parking lot waiting for Sara when a Facebook notification came in from Matt "McGiver" McFee. "Doubleday ripping into Dolores River Canyon, page 26 of Mountain Bike Action, June 2012"

High-res glory
Ruth grabbed a copy at the grocery store. There it was. Day three of our Durango to Moab odyssey in a full page spread. It was our late morning descent from the uranium mines toward a catered lunch next to the Delores river. After lunch we would climb out the other side of the valley for an epic afternoon leg that I will never forget. We coined it the "Shit Show" (dark humor). It was a physical and a spiritual journey that I will never forget. The type of life changing experience that you can hope for, but when it happens it is nothing like what you expected. After all, if you already knew then it wouldn't be much of a game-changer would it?

To have that memorialized like this in an old school print magazine (not an ethereal blog like this one) is beyond words, awesome. How many times have I flipped through one of these magazines, drooling over the epic rides in spectacular locations. Wishing I were in that picture, riding that trail, right now. The loop has closed!


"It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how."
     - Dr. Seuss

"A journey of 1000 miles must begin with a single crank-turn."
     - Unknown

"Tune in, Turn on, and Go long."
     -Tom Warren


  1. That's gotta re-kindle some internal fires. Can't wait to read the article.

  2. WOW! We will have to get a copy or two of that. Can't wait to see it, though I am still glad I didn't see you while you were doing it. That is why mothers turn gray.

  3. hope you dont get too famous for me! :)