The news here in Utah is that Sundance happened without a storm. First time in a long time that its gone down like that.
Hey, big thanks to Scott House and DD for putting on the Ritz known as Bikedance 2014.
It was a nice event, and raised over a grand for our local trails organization – Mountain Trails Foundation.
And, of course, it gave the local Park City people a place to go and a movie to see without having to dress in black, take a taxi, or interact with celebrities.
Bikedance was held on the eve of my birthday – which was a nice touch – but rather than go out for a Sundance inspired “Champagne and Cocaine” bender – I decided to make an early night of it and get ready to head south, where its been 60 and sunny.
Callling homeward to the Detroit area, it seems like the Great Midwest is in the midst of a rather intense deep freeze. But those people are used to it and I”m sure it’ll be okay.
For those of you unaware, Hell MI is near the Potowatomi trail that I used to ride every week when I lived in the Great Lakes State….so I’ve ridden through Hell a bunch…..and it does freeze from about December to March.
And another place where it is cold is Alaska, where they are having Single Speed Worlds.
The facebook page is HERE.
In more domestic news, the RAGBRAI announcement party was the day after my birthday (same diff) and the towns are announced.
Better get the team ready.
The route this year looks great. You’ll notice a conflict in that SSWC and RAGBRAI overlap. This is our concern Dude. Decisions will have to be made…but there is plenty of time to act.
Lets take a minute to remember Pete Seeger.
Because at 94, Pete Seeger has merged with the Universe.
When I took music lessons as a boy, my music teacher taught me “This Land is Your Land”. And of course, when discovering Folk Music, Pete Seeger was a/the prominent figure. I always admired Pete consistency and love of music. He loved being on stage…..loved singing with the audience…..and loved all audiences. I played a show with Arlo Guthrie and instead of being the annoying guy who asked about Woodie – I asked him to tell me stores about Pete. Arlo said the same thing – that he had never met a person who loved music more than Pete Seeger. Arlo also told me that both Pete and Woodys’ favorite verse of This Land is Your Land is the last…..its mine too.
Nobody Living – will every stop me
As I go Walking – that endless highway
Nobody Living – will every make me turn around
This Land Was Made for You and Me