David came to us just over a year ago. He had a couple of goals in mind but the biggest one was to compete in the Laramie Enduro August 2016. This is a 75 mile mountain bike race climbing elevations over 8,600 vertical feet, all at elevations over 7,500 feet.
This was an epic goal and we had entire year to plan. This year went by fast! Before we knew it, it was race time!
First, a big goal was to lose about 40 pounds before the ride. There is a category "Clydesdale" that riders would register under if their weight is over 220 pounds. David didn't want to be in this category. He worked his butt off, literally, and was able to reach 218 pounds!
In March, he amped up his time and miles on his mountain bike, setting new PR's each week and crushing times with others who ride on their road bikes!
David successfully completed his race (there is a cut off time and many didn't complete). He shared his grueling story of the rocky climbs, carrying his bike through the river, climbing through tall grass, and getting chased by a badger!
An amazing transformation, an amazing journey and also (as his socks say) to be able to "do epic sh*t!"