Head fake…….

Early this morning, nick, bob and zuzana headed to the airport, steve ryan had a later departure and saw us off. we drive the 60 miles up to where we finished yesterday, unloaded and started off in the cool morning, minutes later jordan prager and bob burton cycled up and we enjoyed a great morning ride. we had a nice break for lunch, and headed off to headwinds and hills, i thought we were downhill all day, i was really wrong, we battled through the town of alpine and added another 10 for good measure. 50 miles was the total. we doubled back through alpine on the way to our b&b for the night and picked up my friend mike fasciano who flew his barron right to alpine.
sanderson is the goal tomorrow, but we need wind gods.
be well,
steph

4 thoughts on “Head fake…….

  1. IF
    by Rudyard Kipling

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too:
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same:.
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
    And never breathe a word about your loss:
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much:
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

    STEPHSTRONG!

  2. Great Kipling quote — love it! The weather took a turn for the better here in Chicago today, hopefully it’ll be the same for you guys in TX. Small hills and big tailwinds… Keep up the great effort Steph — see you Friday! xxoo, all the Carothers

  3. Having just returned from 2 days riding with Steph in the beautiful mountains of southwest Texas, I highly recommend the journey for anyone foolishly on the fence about going. I imagined flat baking desert with no rest for old men and instead got treated to a picturesque part of the country and absolutely perfect weather – at altitude! 70’s and sun at 4500 feet and all the great companionship you could ask for. Puts new meaning to the well-known phrase ROAD TRIP. They’ve got it all down – just need to show up and share in the good times. Enriched by the small part of the journey I was able to be a part of. Will be with in spirit the rest of the way. Sending positive vibe and westerly winds.

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