Play-Based Reclaiming: I’m Riding 100 Miles This Week in My Beautiful Boulder!

Happy beautiful Sunday! This is going to be an epically gorgeous 60/70-degree week in Boulder. Seeing as though I’m not sure how many more we’ve got left—yes I’m looking at you, little snow-capped dirt pile outside my window—I’m kicking off a 100-Mile Bike Ride Week starting today.

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Why am I doing this?

  1. This might sound way easy to some (hi, Amante Coffee clientele) and ridiculous to others, but I know it was a challenge for me to fit in 89.4 miles the one week I did it. So, I want to step up my own personal fitness game.
  2. It’s going to be a gorgeous week! And Boulder has already had its first snow. Many of my friends have put their bike stuff away—but let’s bring it back out for one more week of gorgeousness.
  3. I want to celebrate the beautiful playground I live in. After the 100-year flood we just experienced, it’s so nourishing to be able to see all parts of it: the unscathed, the etched in, the massaged, the forever altered. I’m so grateful to live here, and for me, this is a play-based reclaiming of my rocking city.

Day #1 of my 100-mile bike week took me on a 14.66-mile freewheeling, mixed trails ride along Wonderland Lake, Foothills Trail, Eagle Trail, and Boulder Reservoir:

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UPDATE: Day #2  took me on a 13.5-mile laptop-wielding ride out east on Goose Creek Trail to coffee and work. Here’s the view from Crestview Trail, the Flatirons looking glorious in their autumnal frame:

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Would anyone else be down to co-commit to 100 miles on their bike this week? I’d be happy to lead a 15- or 20-mile group ride in Boulder. Official ride-tracker = MapMyRide.

Let me know and we can hold each other accountable!

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