A new adventure is in the works

In the past I’ve created an endurance event to celebrate my 50th (a fifty-mile run) and 60th (a 600-mile bike ride) birthdays. I don’t want to wait until my 70th birthday before I do something unforgettable, so I’m planning to celebrate my 65th birthday with The Camino Walk.

Don’t worry…I have something challenging already in mind for my 70th birthday.

While there are many ways of the Camino; the Frances way, the Portugues way, Camino Primitivo, Camino Le Puy, and more. I plan to walk the Camino del Norte.

Camino del Norte, or the Northern Way follows the Norther coast of Spain. The Northern way is one of the oldest routes and is the second longest route running 865 kilometers or 537 miles completed in thirty-four stages or daily walks that will take me across four regions: the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias, and Galicia.  This route is more scenic, but also includes more challenging terrain the other routes, so it is less crowded than the more popular French way.

The Camino del Norte begins in Irun, near the French border and ends in Santiago de Compostela.

The planning has just begun, so check back often to learn the details of this exciting adventure. 

You are welcome to join me for the entire adventure, or a portion of the walk. The route takes me through the beautiful cities of San Sebastian, Bilbao, Oviedo, Santiago, and many small towns and beautiful villages. Let me know if you are interested. 

Click the link or “The Camino Walk” menu above to learn more: The Camino Walk – MyUltraLife


60-600 Bike Challenge Photos

Everyone had a fantastic time and memories of a lifetime were created.

Many thanks to everyone who joined me on this epic ride adventure!


Newcrest Orange Challenge

It’s Official…….I’m riding in the Newcrest Orange Challenge March 4th, 2018.

The village of Orange is located about 160 miles west of Sydney.

In the style of a European one-day classic, the Newcrest Orange Challenge is no easy cycle. There are no shortcuts.

The quiet and car-free country roads are punctuated with sharp, tough climbs, never ending hills and challenging road surfaces that will put all your training to the test.

I’m excited to do a Century ride (170 Km) to my trip to Australia. It should be a fun adventure.


Thanksgiving Week riding

Trying to get as much riding in as I can.

Thanksgiving week is a great opportunity.

I’ve logged 60 miles by Wednesday and a Thanksgiving Day ride planned.

I need to get a formal workout plan sorted.

I know if I have a written plan, I’m more likely to stick to it and log my actual workouts.

I’ve found you always think you did more than you have really done…so tracking on paper is the best way to keep it real.

The written plan will not just be miles and miles of riding, but will include cross training.

Here we go!


The Sixty – 600 Challenge

My 60th birthday is coming up this September. Damn. I can’t believe I will be sixty years old. I’m having a hard time with that concept.

So…I feel compelled to set a personal goal to celebrate my 60th year on this planet by cycling 600 miles from Florence, Oregon to San Francisco over six days.

I will be joined by friends and family along the way. We will have a total of 5 riders.

There will be a launch/Beach Party at the Drift Wood Shore Resort in Florence on Sept.15 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come and enjoy food, beer, wine and live music. Come out, celebrate birthdays and wish us well on the Bike Challenge – Everyone is welcome – please R.S.V.P.

The ride will take place Sept. 16th – 21st

We will end the ride after crossing the Golden Gate Bridge at 45th and Noriega Street in the Sunset District of San Francisco the afternoon of the 21st.

The Finish Party will be at the Beach Chalet on the lawn from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sept. 22nd. – Food, Games, Open Bar and live music                                                   The Beach Chalet is located at 1000 Great Hwy, San Francisco – please R.S.V.P.