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San Juans Camping Part 1

By June 24, 20082 Comments

I finally got my computer back!! Camping was blissful as usual. I hated to leave, but we all must come back to reality. This post will be mostly photos, but I’ll briefly highlight the trip! I got to do a little bit of riding up at high altitude. I would love to stay there for a month and explore all the jeep roads and trails. Someday soon!!!! I bought a camping machete for 9 bucks that was a huge source of entertainment along with my antics of getting in the fast paced, freezing river. I haven’t seen that much run off in a great while- I took lots of photos of waterfalls for you. I had some good times with the fam, family friends, and my friend Liz. She is an honorary Looney now after having gone on this trip for the last two years. Yes, she is able to brave all the looneys at once. Quite a feat in my opinion…

I still can’t get over how gorgeous the San Juan mountains are, and it’s my home away from home. We sat through a LOT of construction. So much, that it took an extra 2 hours to get there. I am not patient in traffic, so I was pretty much going insane.

I’m leaving on Thursday for Deer Valley. I’m really excited to race and see my friends, but also kind of unsure about what will happen. I crashed pretty hard on my tailbone a week and a half ago on the road. It is pretty damn painful and it hurts to ride, sit, blow my nose, laugh, or anything else that involves pushing. ๐Ÿ™‚ Lots of ibuprofen it is. I also got some bloodwork done last week and unfortunately (but not surprisingly given how I’ve been feeling on the bike the last 2 months), my hematocrit is low so that’s not good at all. I am trying to figure out why… All I can do is go as hard as I can this weekend and have fun. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m getting a lactate threshold profile done at boulder center for sports medicine tomorrow morning too. It’ll be really interesting!
Ride on a jeep road… nearing 11,0000 ft. weeeee!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I was loving it.


More cool, clear water and purple mountain majesties. Ok, freezing water.

Ok, I have spent like an hour and a half trying to upload stuff. I have all my pics on flickr now, but I need to figure out how to get them into wordpress and my brain stopped working like 45 ago. ๐Ÿ˜› Pics tomorrow, videos today. Capiche?

Just tried to post and THREE of my youtube videos failed so now you’re left with just two. sawwwwry. ย  the internet gods hate me today.ย  Try again later…..


  • matt says:

    Ibuprofen has to be the one of the athletes best friends, I’ve forgotten what it’s like not to require it pre-ride!

  • joel_ks says:

    I was wondering if you had any advice.

    I am a Minnesotan coming to colorado the last week of july. I’ll be staying in the lake dillon area. I am primarily a road guy but have a mountain bike too. Any advise on where to ride? or sites that might give me some guidance?

    Great blog! btw.



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