14: Ragnarok 105
21: Ronde Von Skandia (T)
28-29: Yukon J. Malamute Memorial Backpacking Trip
3-13: One Lap
19: Royal 162
25-27: Ride The Keweenaw
16: Keweenaw Chain Drive (S)
22-24:North Manitou Island Backpacking Trip
29-30: Marquette Bike Jam(F,B)
7: Miner's Revenge (F,B)
18-22: Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium
1-9: Downstate Bike Tour, Home to Ludington and back. (T)
11: Ore To Shore (S? F? B?)
18: Great Deer Chase (S)
2: Copper Harbor Fat Tire Festival (F,B)
8: Tour Da Woods (S? F?)
29: Heck of the North (S)
T: Tentative, S: Single Speed, F: Fat Bike, B:Bikepacking
I took a year or two off from "serious" mountain bike racing once I had met my initial goals of completing them without dying in the process. Now that I've conquered bigger and tougher events, I like going back to them just for the fun and camaraderie. Probably race the fatbike a few times to increase the fun factor and do a couple self supported bikepacking expeditions to a few races just for the extra challenge.
Doing a few backpacking trips as well. The Yukon Memorial trip is a short weekend I'd always take my malamute out for as soon as the snow melted enough to do so. Destination is cool little waterfall down a canyon that has a mine shaft drilled into the side. After Yukon died, I spread his ashes out there. Now I bring a bottle of "Canadian Hunter" and proceed to get melancholy.
Unless any of my cohorts come up with a better idea, I'll probably once again do the tour down through Wisconsin to catch the ferry over for my family's annual summer party. Most likely won't do the full loop again, but just take the ferry both ways.
Also looking forward to getting the kayak out for some crazy trips this summer. Some friends and I have a number of them planned including numerous overnight Keweenaw expeditions and a return to the Huron Islands.
And for sure, there will be lots of all day mountain bike or gravel road rides thrown in for good measure.
Somwhere in there, I might mow my lawn too.