Round two was out to Utah for fun, and the details of that trip I will leave to your imagination, but we saw some gorgeous empty country with few people. Spent lots of time hiking and wandering through the desert for several days. It was a great way to decompress and enjoy some quality time away from the masses here in the Front Range.
On the biking front, I have continued to race the fatty as much as possible. Winter Park and Leadville have played host to the races, and it has been so nice to get back up into the hills as much as possible. We went up for the Crystal Festival in Leadville and got to watch ski joring which was definitely on my list of things I wanted to experience here before this next winter. Spent some time up in Nederland for frozen dead guy days as well, you can never go wrong with the weirdos out in force at an event like that.
April is well on its way to being half over, I have been hiking and biking as much as possible. Trying to get out and enjoy what I have here while I am still in Golden. Trips to Houston have been interspersed into this month, presenting research and starting to wrap up this degree feels so good. Soon I will be headed off to Alaska for the summer. I am very excited for all the new experiences I will have up there and all the new people I am going to meet. The future is still very uncertain at this point, but it certainly is bright. There will be some tough choices ahead of me with what I want to do with my life and where I want to go and who I want to be. It's a bit terrifying, but I have to face them head on and decide what type of man I really am. Hopefully this summer I will be better about updating this blog, but no guarantees! With that, enjoy some photos!
Getting after it with some big storms in Golden
Racing in Leadville
Staying warm in Utah on round one
Hanging Lake, nuff said
Utah Round Two for some fun
Finally, some hiking up towards Leadville a few weeks ago