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Iron Horse Bicycle Classic; Day 3 of 3…whereupon a mechanical turns spiritual…

see, when you first sign up for the Advanced Course in Spiritual Training as feeble did, about 3.5 decades ago? you don’t Realize at that particular Level of the Entry, just how deep the Cosmic Humor of Shiva can Dance upon your perceptions of what you ‘think’ the Spiritual Journey is all about. Here is what happened to my final day of hardcore bicycle racing at the Iron Horse…you’re not gonna believe this…

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Girl Power! Dewa gives “The Stare” to some poor training-wheel tethered boy before launching another attack down Main Avenue…

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” so strong i felt toward the summit, i stuck it back in the big chainring and danced across the summit with a heartspace as wide open as is the gorgeous vista from a top Molas…snow covered peaks shattered my inner prayers like an angelic choir of mountain gods and goddesses.” for ilg – and my WF Master Student Julie (Padme) Mueller – it was only the first of three days of Sacred Sweat in the high hills of my h(om)etown…here is how Day One went down…(Pic by Ananda). The Iron Horse Classic is one of my three WF Sacred Sweat Pilgrimages.

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pic of ilg by www.DuranGOutdoors.com before a Club Ride last week.  make no mistake; these are called ‘club rides’ yet, in reality?  the A and B+ rides are insanely fast weekly ‘races’ with only braggin’ rights as medals…one reason i don’t need to travel to races much anymore is because the Durango weekly training ‘rides’ […]

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my dad – who passed away three years ago last week – was a supremely tough German…stubborn as the day is long. if young ilg would so much as begin to utter a complaint or whimper about doing yet another one of his regularly assigned 10,000 chores for me? he’d immediately interrupt my balking tendency to roar (while usually throwing something he had in his one good hand), “Oh for CHRISTS SAKES!!!…FORGET IT…I’LL DO IT MYSELF!!!! Why don’t you just go inside and cut out paper dolls with your mother!?!?”

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FREAKIN’ AWESOME 65 mile Club Ride (Cherry Creek) with 14 miles of dirt! rode the last 22 miles with a broken spoke; way to hold up my precious ROLF wheels! we hit the final roller at 33mph! you kiddin’ me!?!?! soooo beautiful! Sacred Sweat, baby! ilg was stoked to finish with the whittled down by attrition lead group of 5! thank you WHOLISTIC FITNESS®!! immediately transitioned not into rest, no, no, no…had to step up into the endlessly energetic demands of being a Conscious Daddy to a 5 year-old…not feeling too much like

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Phew…after 37-miles and 2k of climbing, i attacked our lead group at 800 meters to go into a headwind then (once again) used HP Yoga Prop Workout core strength to kick again like a half dead trout to take the final sprint by half a wheel over my…

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Twas the day before Easter…and all through the ilg casa…

some of the creatures were stirring…
…others were not…

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