Tomorrow is the 2014 Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race. This is the first time since 2011 I haven't been involved somehow. On some level I am. I'm still working on my book. I'm dreaming about a triumphant return...maybe even next summer. But for now I'm not part of that amazing event and I don't know how I feel about it.
I want to be there, but if you magically transported me there I wouldn't be prepared to ride. My bike is still in pieces in the Bike Cave (I know Doug!) and my body isn't conditioned to suffer in such a specific way. Though in the quiet spaces of my mind there are echoes that make me think mentally I am ready to go back on the spur of the moment and shine.
To all of the crew, staff, participants, their families, and the amazing supportive locals of Leadville, Colorado...
Have a great race tomorrow and DIG DEEP!