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Part of Tracy's goal with this race is to bring awareness and support for the following conservationist organizations. In support of Tracy and this cause please consider a donation to these organizations. You will find a "Moots miles" donation button on their web sites:

Rivers Unlimited
Little Miami State Park

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Riding at night.

Yesterday after riding on the bike trail with friends and having dinner I rode back home. It was after dark. I wanted a ride; in a vehicle. But I got on my bike and headed out. I was glad after getting home that I had not taken the ride offered. It is strangely pleasant riding at night. Not many cars, the temperature is good and it is quiet.
While I was riding I tried, in my mind, to close in the road sides; to make the road into a trail. And then I added wild animals along side of the trail; cougars, badgers and .... bears. Then, in my mind,I camped for the night. Then I thought.... what am I doing? Why am I doing this race? Chit!
I wonder sometimes what I am getting myself into. Most of my daydreams consist of crossing the line in Mexico but sometimes .... I think of other things.
I am not all bravado.
I do not mind saying I am scared.


  1. Courage is being scared to death...
    And saddling up anyway.
    John Wayne

  2. Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~ T.S. Eliot