Author Archives: Bruce Bosman

About Bruce Bosman

Join me as I ride my mountain bike up and over the incredible mountains of Washington State. Although this blog may appear to be a testament to my accomplishments, this was not my intent. Compared to the challenges that many face every day mine are insignificant. My hope is that you will appreciate these photos and stories as you join me on my Mountain Quest. I recognize and pray for all of you that face adversity and struggle to overcome mountains in your everyday life. We all have bad experiences, excess baggage, and debris that pile up to create obstacles in our life. Much of my mountain is made up of the accumulative stress and incidents that 29 years of a law enforcement profession and life brings. If allowed to go unchecked these mountains can become impassable and will block out the sun. I challenge myself and you to face our mountains and conquer them. Even if it is one step or one pedal stroke at a time, work to overcome the obstacles that life puts before you. Push through the pain and embrace the challenges. Work to make your life and the lives of others better. Look for the beauty that this world and life has to offer you. . Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)

Pike’s Peak, Colorado

I finally made it!  I put over 3,000 miles on my mountain bike in the last 12 months and made it to the summit of Pike’s Peak, Colorado on July 21, 2013. I spent the night before my big ride in Colorado … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Forest

My journey towards Pike’s Peak continues.  I drove from Wyoming and was very happy to see the hills and trees of Colorado.  I’m sure there is beauty in Wyoming but my route did not take through it. My destination was … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Colorado, Estes Park, Mountains, National Parks, Photography, Rocky Mountin National Forest, Training | 4 Comments

Wyoming

I left Boise, Idaho and headed to Green River, Wyoming. I got into town early and decided to explore the area on a bike.  I found an old building which is evidence of the town’s old roots. I crossed the … Continue reading

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Bogus Basin Mountain, Idaho

I have not posted on this page for a while as I’ve been very busy training for my Pike’s Peak ride coming up on July 21st. This next week is the final push towards that goal. I traded in my … Continue reading

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Winthrop Westbound

This story picks up on day two after riding eastbound over the Highway 20 Washington Pass.  This day would be one of taking it easy and finding a rose or two to smell.  I enjoyed a great breakfast in one of … Continue reading

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Washington Pass to Winthrop

Last weekend I had the most incredible wildlife experience of a lifetime.     On Friday,  I headed east seeking sunshine.  I decided to increase the intensity of my ride to better prepare for the Pikes Peak, Colorado ride next month. … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Cascade Mountain Loop, Mountains, National Parks, Photography, Washington Pass, Washington State, Waterfall, Winthrop | 4 Comments

Murphy’s Law Mountain Loop Highway

My plans to take a 125 mile cycle ride were altered at the hands of Murphy yesterday.  I had made it 35 miles up the highway when I stopped to check my gear and seek shelter from some light rain. I’ve put … Continue reading

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