2016 had its highs and lows.  If you read my recap of Stagecoach 400 you will know that I was riding a big wave into preparations for Dirty Kanza.  That all came to a screeching halt when I was struck by a truck while out on an early AM training ride in May.  Broken scapula and a grade 2 separation wasn't going to leave enough time to heal and get back on the horse for a Kanza start.

A lot of time has passed between then and now so I figured I would just do a sort of photo essay to bring you up to speed on 2016 because I am very excited to start writing about what is to come in 2017.

EDIT:  After adding all of these pictures and writing captions it made me feel so grateful for how full our life is.  Wendi and I have our work and life stresses like everyone but I am so happy to have a family that loves adventure and an employer that gives me the funding and flexibility to do what we love.  This has afforded us to see some amazing places and build a network of friends across the country and around the world.