Cañnon City Public Library, 4:20pm

Maybe I should go out there and actually ride instead of fooling around at the Cañon City Public LIbrary…? I don’t wanna though!!! It’s so hot out there and there are a bunch of mountains I have to cross and there are idiots in cars everywhere and my bike is so heavy and it’s like 55 miles to the next town and I’m hungry and a little bit tired and it’s more fun just spamming your inboxes with stopfrackingaround e-mails and I think the wind may still be blowing and I don’t really like riding into the wind and I have no one to ride with and I’m in a bit of a rush so I should just shut the f up and get out there shouldn’t I?


Cañon City Public Library, 3:43 pm.

Another good piece of news is that the quality of this blog is bound to rise by approximately 200% over the coming three weeks. If you think it’s been boring so far – I’m now equipped with the heavy artillery to blow your damn socks off!


Cañon City Public Library, 3:37pm

Sometimes you find books that grab you – that feel like they’re telling the story of your life at the moment. I found one of those today and I’m so thankful for it.



Cañon City Public Library, 3:22pm

WARNING TO ALL: Unless you are a very experienced chocolate milk-drinker, do not drink chocolate milk while reading maps. Failure to follow this advice may cause severe and very intimate bonding between different sections and/or pages of said maps.

Pueblo West, 7:51 am.

Had a flat rear tire waiting for me as I went to pull the bike out of the hotel room this morning. A sucky way to start my day but overall I must say that a hotel room is the best place to fix a flat. I got to watch the olympics and listen to NBC describe how mitt Romney is failing horribly in is overseas campaign tour! Flat is fixed now so I’m ready to rock!

Have a sweet tuesday!

The climate change convert

One more link from Stopfrackingaround before bed:

Here’s a good New York Times article by a professor named Richard Muller. He used to be very skeptical to claims of global warming being caused by humans – but after his own recent study correlating emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere with the earth’s temperature, he’s now been converted. 

Good stuff and not very long, read it! 🙂



I feel like such a credit card tourer right now!! I got about 10 or 15 miles out of Pueblo for my regular evening ride.  I could pretty soon tell that this wasn’t a good night to be riding – dark clouds were piling up and winds of almost 30 mph were hitting me. I’ve promised myself to never put myself in the position of being in the middle of nowhere during a storm – so I decided to check into a motel. It felt unbelievably crappy to pay $75 (this motel had zero competition so prices were ridiculous) for a room after having ridden 30 miles, but I didn’t really have a choice. I’ll hit the ground running tomorrow morning though, and I must say that I’m enjoying just watching the olympics… Good night people!