Category: Rides & Events

Might Disappear for Awhile…

As I have posted before, this has been a tough year for everyone. Now with knee surgery looming in a couple weeks, I want to make sure I go out with a blast. So I am planning a seven day

The Longest Day

It looks like the majority of things that are going to happen this year are DIY or unsanctioned types of events. Ted King is promoting his #DIYGravel initiative after completing his #DIYGravelDK across the State of Vermont. If you haven’t

COVID the Commonwealth

This year is getting weirder and weirder with events being cancelled and safety practices becoming more important. Because of social distancing and staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, I am going to skip this year’s Crush the Commonwealth. BUT, in spirit of the Marines, trying our find a way to make something happen with what we have, I propose to still do the ride – only virtually.

Crush the Commonwealth – Logistics and Gear List

Rides are getting longer and I am deep in logistics mode. This year has spun up fast and the planning for Crush the Commonwealth is in full swing. Reservations are being made, transportation is being coordinated – and then along comes the Corona Virus – thanks Fucker…

Crush the Commonwealth – Letter of Intent

I always do better when I put pressure on myself by telling others of my intent.

With that being said, at 5a on April 24th, 2020 – I will be toeing the line at the Liberty Bell for the 2020 Crush the Commonwealth. With the rides and races that are on my list, this event is going to be a great opportunity to build mental toughness, skills, and experience for longer events.