2014: The Year Of Pain.

2014 is shaping up to be a pretty adventurous year.  I think that I have worked to the point that I can take the time off to take a shot at a full gravel racing schedule.  The type of schedule I have been wanting to run for the last few years.  Now is the time.  I’m even going to mix it up a little.  While drafting my training plan for the year, I thought it would be a good idea to start getting in some cross training in the form of running.  RUNNING.  But why go through all the trouble of getting equipped to run just for training?  I have decided to do some running races also.  I’m also planning on throwing in a few proper MTB races during the year, and try to make a dent in cross season this fall.  We will see about that, if I can make it through this schedule and manage to take care of personal/business obligations then I might need to take some time off at the end of the year.  Maybe just head north with a fat bike and some gear.  Maybe head south on a touring bike. Maybe make tacos.  We will see.

2014 Event Schedule:

January –

– at least one solo full century

-“Couch to 10 miler” Training

February –

8th – Psycho Wyco (Ten mile trail RUNNING race in Kansas)

22nd – CIRREM

March –

-Solo effort, training towards TIV10


8th -Gent’s Race

26/27th -TIV10

May –

11th – Pilot Knob 15k Trail Race (Running)

16th- Almonzo Royal 162



– Possible Trans Iowa Masters Attempt

-Guitar Ted Death Ride Invitational

August –

-TIM attempt?

– Gravel Worlds

That’s about as far as I have gotten in the planning.  I will be sprinkling a few 5k runs in there (non-dumb-themed) I might ride a few days of the BRAI also, who knows.

Until next time, ride your f-ing bike.