Sunday, August 30, 2009

What would Dave do?

As in Dave Elliot an offroad/ultra marathon running tough guy I know. You see, Dave has all the time constraints (and probably more) that I do and they always seem to keep me off the bike...or at least cut rides short. Between our day jobs, kids, and framebuilding (that's for me, not Dave) it just doesn't leave much time for our chosen forms of self-inflicted punishment. Now, the problem is compounded by the fact that I have to train for a big event, and even though it's not till next June, I can't afford to be cutting miles in September.
So what would Dave do? He'd put the kids to be, go to some trail, meet some other crazies...errr, I mean runners, and run till sunup!
So here was the scene this morning at 4:30 before I headed out for 55 miles of dirt road riding. I hope Dave would be proud.

So what's your excuse? ;)


  1. none here! i have to pedal with my arms, but i still get out! keep rockin, CM - Steve Garro, Coconino Cycles.

  2. Me and some friends are doing tour De Acoma this year! Sept. 27th, option for 25, 50, and 100 miles... some are doing 25 and me and a buddy are doing the 100 if you are interested! Hope to see you out

  3. hmmm, I'm thinkin Steve wins the hardman contest...4:30am is nothing in comparision to what Garro is layin' down.

    Jacob- Never heard of the Tour de Acoma, sounds interesting. Guess I'd better borrow a road bike. You'd think a framebuilder would have more than one bike (my 29er) at his disposal...go figure!

  4. drop me an email if you are interested ( and I can get you the details. I may even know someone that you can borrow a road bike from if you run dry on sources. Just let me know.

  5. Absolutely I am proud of you. The only easy day was yesterday. I really need to meet up wiht you guys in N.M. for some wicked trail running at altitude.