spinning outside in (5)
with power, focus, and love (7)
beauty all around (5)
…and, then, upon arriving at the summit?
ilg had Blissfully renounced all such Outer Worldly thoughts, ambitions, and aspirations
and relaxed like a Bear into hibernation
into the Spiritual Realm that outsiders know only as…
oh, ilg knows all too lusciously well that road cycling has its special m(om)ents…
c’mon…enjoy my workout today, courtesy of the high San Juans and
… it’s actually (today) an hour and seven minute climb to the top of the scintillating, single track, technical downhill section…and that is at my high Zone 3 pace. your actual climb time might be slower (or faster) depending on your fitness/skills. the whole 16-mile route took me 1:35 front door-to-front door.
Pedaling through a thicket of Aspen Beings and a creek crossing… See that smile on ET’s face?! The mountain biker who wins is the one who is having the most fun!
Spent day mtbing, eating, swimming, then back on Mt Elden for more. My friend and I popped out into a meadow at a wall of aspens at around 8300ft. Blinding white. See pic. You probably recognize it. Its somewhere off Schultz Creek Trail up top…
wanted to ask you if you’d recommend any particular bike shop or more importantly bike trail that I shouldn’t miss. I’m sorry you’ve already moved or I’d buy you some grande burritos and beer after you kicked my ass on the trail…
Elke Brutsaert is a Mountain Bike Downhill Superstar from the Day…she now travels internationally with a pro team as “Head Mom” taking world-class care in her collegiate rider’s care, skills, and recovery (she is a renown massage ‘artist’). Ilg has had the honor of ripping some sweet San Juan singletrack with this Diva of the Dirt and, all ilg can do is blink with awe at her (still) cherry command of speed over seemingly impossibly dangerous descents. Elke – a Durangatang – now sends me her most promising cycling warriors from 18x National Champions; Fort Lewis College because, like you, Elke knows that ilg can create Champions…read on for her quote and an interview: