Welcome to the Wild Ride!

If you’re looking for inspiration, travel tips, or entertaining posts about life’s misadventures, you’ve come to the right place!

Oversharing and having no shame is a great combination for some wild adventures.  Whether I’m making a scene or being told to THINK BIG inside my head, I blog about my wild life no matter how absurd it gets in Boulder, Colorado.

Whether I’m skiing,

looking down Whales tail from top

mountain biking,

biking the boulder reservoir

or hiking in Colorado, I love exploring the wild outdoors.

trail to bridal veil falls Telluride, CO

My husband, Danny, thinks he’s the butt of my jokes and he’s right, especially when karma kicks mine.

gapers cheat summer

Don’t worry. I laugh at myself too. I have a ridiculous sense of humor and have a tendency to go for it whether I’m heli-skiing in Canada or finding my badass self after knee surgery.

I graduated with a BS in Art but found my true passion is writing. Now I paint scenes with words.

self portrait with self 2

Sometimes I illustrate my posts like this one after NaNoWriMo.

kids fighting illustration

I’ve also been known to take an icy plunge with polar bears and pick up random strangers to ski.

polar plunge

I am a breast cancer survivor and wrote humorous Boob Reports to chronicle my ridiculous journey to being cancer-free after double boobectomies. Boobs are pretty funny. I wrote an open letter to them and they responded. Someday, The Boob Report will transform from blog to book.

Heck yes, these boobs are fake t-shirt

Along with non-fiction, I write thrillers. My debut novel takes place in a Gothic estate in the South of France. The apparitions and premonitions in my story are based on some of my own experiences. I know! Everything that happened to me at the Stanley Hotel is true.

I write screenplays and collaborated on one with Erik Wolter. We are currently shopping it. I’m a busy girl.

After blogging for almost seven years, I love to share what I know while building my blogging community!

lynn kelly, kate wood, jenny hansen, August mclaughlin, susie and courtney lindau

You can find me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook or email me at susielindau@gmail.com.

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Join the Wild Riders. Yeehaaa!

skiing whale's tail

Come for the ride. Stay for adventure. It’s always a Wild Ride!

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  1. Your ‘Use me and abuse me party’ sounds like a brilliant idea (especially as I’m a brand new blogger and a bit short on for followers) – count me in! I may be a bit early/late though (depending on how you look at it) – I live in Australia, so the time zone’s pretty different.

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  2. Hi Susie, your blog sounds great. I’ve just found you via “Making the Days Count”. My husband is also sometimes the butt of my jokes (and provides a lot of material). I’ll definitely visit again to follow your wild ride.

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  4. Hey Susie, thanks for stopping by at my blog and bringing your fabulous and inspiring blog to my attention! (Double fun because since our visit last summer, Mr Walker and I fell in love with the whole Denver area)I look forward to see more, cheers form Ohio ,Johanna

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  5. Hi Susie, I found your story inspiring. I have come across a lot of women who have similar problem. Some ran away from problem while some fight it like hell. I am going to have fun reading your posts. Thanks for inspiration.

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  6. I am SUPER JEALOUS of your painting! OH GOD I want to learn but I am so afraid! Great post and very inspiring! WOW you replied to ALL THESE COMMENTS!


    1. Fear is the hobgoblin of the creative paralysis monster. Banish both of them.
      Buy some pencils, paints and have at it! Do it for yourself and enjoy the process instead of creating for the end product. Enjoy!
      I do try to reply to the comments. You made the effort to converse, after all!

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  7. not wild, and my blog is sort of like depressing quicksand, so ponder a bit before thinking about clicking to go there.

    however, i used to live (livid) in bolder! and things were (on the average) much more wilder than they’ve been since. i’ll wander back, and around your corner of the ‘net again, soon.


  8. Hi Susie I just came across your great Blog through Dan from Dream Big! 😉 I am glad I found you I love your photography and great spirit! My name is Carolina and I Blog at yesterdayafter I am an artist designer. I love to express my creativity in many ways and different mediums. I hope that you will visit! Have a wonderful week and I am looking forward to your new posts! 😉

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  9. Love the shirt’s message in your photo. I’ve lost several friends to BC and am lucky to still have survivors in my life. Saw your blog on Dream Big, Dream Often. Looking forward to your wild rides 🙂 We both blog about recreation, leisure and the great outdoors, but yours sounds a little wilder. I share stories about windsurfing and lots of other fun things! I’m self-hosted now so my blog does not show up in the WP reader. Here is a post from last week you might like 🙂 http://secondwindleisure.com/2016/04/21/wander-a-whole-summer-if-you-can/


    1. Thanks for stopping by the Wild Ride! Danny is great about connecting bloggers. Nice to meet you!
      I’m so sorry to hear about your friends. I’m coming up on three years cancer free. Yay!
      I’ll check out your blog!

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  10. Hi Susie! Nice to meet you! Caught your plate on Dream Big Dream Often… Reminds me of home. I grew up in what’s now Centennial, and live in Chicago now for the last 25 years. 😦 I come home every chance I get, and I now follow your blog so I can feel closer to home more often. Thank you! “..The really ones tried to kill me!” HILARIOUS!! Your humor and irreverence are a breath of fresh air! Looking forward to reading more! 🙂


    1. Thanks so much for reading and seeking me out at the Bash I really enjoyed meeting you! I’ve just now found time to read and answer comments. It’s been a wonderful and nonstop trip.

      The Bash waaaaaaay surpassed my expectations. Everyone was so enthusiastic and friendly. I hope I’m able to make another one some day. I hope we meet again!

      I’ve got lots more to report about Scotland and London. Loved the people and the sights. We’re in the airport about to fly to Paris….

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      1. Thank you Susie, likewise I really enjoyed meeting you too. Yes the bash was great fun but all too short! I do hope to see you again in the future. Glad you enjoyed Scotland and London. Enjoy Paris. 🙂


    1. It was so nice to meet you! The Bash far exceeded my expectations. Everyone was so warm and friendly. I learned a lot too!

      More is on its way about Scotland, then London will take center stage!


  11. Wonderful to connect with you, Susie! I found my way here via Chris. I’m delighted to find your blog and read your enjoyable, insightful posts. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a lovely day. 🙂


  12. Love your about page, Susie. Wow! You are amazing. I used to live in Colorado Springs, CO, and that’s about all we have in common except for a love of writing and being slightly nutty. You are a true adventurer. I love that! Thanks for connecting on Twitter. Hope we keep in touch! Have a great weekend. 🙂


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