It's cold out and, for someone who treasures his femurs, totally unrideable. I have 10 minutes before I head out to entreat Mother Gaia to forgive us of our second-hand carbon and alleviate all this freezing weather.
So, is there a fantasy ride you would like to do before you die?
-Leadville 100 (more like Purgatory if you ask me).
-lengthy tour, such as coast-to-coast US of A.
-Ragbrai or somesuch.
-any mountain bike race.
-any road race.
But the Daddy of all Fantasies has to be L'Etape. I know everyone crapped all over Robert Mackey and his quest but I thought his column was well-done and intriguing. It's not his fault the unwashed masses disliked his progressive elitist approach to cycling.
If I had the Cash and the Time I think I would go for it.
Unfortunately, by the time I get the Cash and the Time I'll lose my Health. So it seems to go.