As Horace Greeley said in reference to America’s expansion westward during the ever popular manifest destiny fad, “go west young man”.
In my case, I just headed over to West Virginia, which relatively speaking, is of course westerly. The reason was for some fun at the Raw Talent Ranch, and 3 days of riding with the good folks at Team Bike Doctor. The weekend was difficult, with over 14 hours of riding, and easily more than 17,000 feet of climbing for the weekend.
In all the weekend was a fantastic opportunity to ride with the the fantastic folks at Team Bike Doctor, as well as enjoy some freezing temperatures on the bicycle. And while I dont necessarily excel at climbing up mountains, it certainly is a whole bunch of fun.
Or at least that is what I tell myself while climbing in order to avoid the overwhelming urge to launch myself off the side of a mountain.