For the past 10 (or so) years, I haven't ever really needed a vacation. Mostly because my life is like a permanent vacation. The life of a bike racer is pretty plush- other than taking care of yourself, there aren't
many other responsibilities. This year, however, due to injury and coaching making me busier (and happier), I needed a vacation. I needed to get away from having to go somewhere or do something or be on a very tight schedule.
This was my first vacation I truly looked forward to doing nothing, and having nothing to do but watch TV, drink espresso, ride my mtn bike (and maybe not every day), and hang out with He Who Shall Not Be Named.
Crested Butte Vacation 2011did not disappoint.