Ric Losey

Club Member Since 5/19/2006

Ric Losey - This was me back in my college days, maybe this is where I fell into the wrong crowd?
This was me back in my college days, maybe this is where I fell into the wrong crowd?

“(The God Father and I do not actually know one another)”

City: Cumberland State: VA

Favorite Shoe: LAKE Size: 10

Age: 63.8 years old

Marital Status: Married

Family members:
Wife - Barbara. non-athletic
Three Kids (all idiots)

What I do for work:
Web Design

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
I grew up in Manitou and have spent much of my adult life living away, but I never will forget the place. Since I found the Pikes Peak panorama cams I feel like I am there again. As far as where I live now... I hate it. But family and career keep me away. I will return to Manitou one day, ya'll take care of my mountain until I do.

When I started running and what got me started:
My friend Mike Harris and I started running up the incline when I was 12. Actually, it's not that we were into running -- it's just that back then the incline was operating and we had to run from the cog station people. But that never stopped us, you think tripping up those RR ties is tough, you should try skipping up the tracks. We used to hold on to the cables to pull ourselves up on the really steep parts.

What does running mean to me:
After a near-fatal auto crash in 1995 I undertook running and cycling as a therapy to get myself walking again -- it worked!

Running accomplishments:
I have cycled over 100 miles in less than 6 hours, and do on the average of 10 - 23 miles a day, not bad for an old guy.

What I like about trail/mountain running:
The view! The isolation! The sense of exploration! The lack of traffic !!!

Favorite running trail and why:
Mount Manitou Incline. Because I am convinced that my friends and I may be among the first to ever do so. We dodged cog employee's, and yes, even ran from cops... but we went to the top and snooped around the old station house. Coming down was the hard part!

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Pikes Peak Marathon. Because it's the ultimate baby!

Best running experience:
American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure. Because we raised dollars for the ADA. Not to mention it was a well organized event and we had a ball.

Worst running experience:
Mount Manitou Incline. Because coming back down the first time we underestimated the time and it got dark coming off the mountain. I DO NOT recommend it to the faint of heart. (To adrenaline junkies though)

Neatest thing found on a run:
I've found, that running quietly through the forest can be a dangerous thing. Like the time I ran up behind a Momma Sun Bear with cubs... The Ranger said I probably scared her as much or more than she scared me, but I don't see how that is possible!

Running related bathroom stop story:
Didn't notice until I was walking out and tucking in that the sign said WOMEN once

Running pet peeves:
People that blow their horn (like we don't know they're coming up behind us) People that don't give us a wide space when they roar past us at 75 MPH. People that think it's cute to yell and/or throw things out of the windows of speeding cars. People that think athletes are the strange ones.

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I'm thumbuddies Paw Paw tee hee

Other hobbies and interests:
Traithlon, especially the cycling portion. More and more lately I have developed a love for it, I hope that doesn't make me a traitor.

Other stuff:
I am an Emergency Med Tech (EMT) and a FA/CPR Instructor. My favorite book is the book of Matthew (chptr 6 to be exact) My favorite movie is The Matrix trilogy, and I crave anything Chinese with chopstix as a favorite food

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