Welcome to the Wild Ride!

If you’re looking for inspiration, travel, writing tips, or entertaining posts about adventures and misadventures in Boulder, Colorado, you’ve come to the right place!

Susie Lindau divides her time between Boulder and Breckenridge — the Rocky Mountains, a stunning background for many adventures and misadventures. At close to eight hundred essays on the Wild Ride, she has won five WordPress editors’ picks and has written many articles for the local newspaper. She has collaborated on an award-winning screenplay and is the host of the Wild Side Podcast. When she’s not on an adventure, she’s writing adventurous psychological suspense. Susie is currently querying her debut. Keep your fingers crossed.

Orange Breckenridge sunset

Oversharing and having no shame are a great combination for some pretty 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.

When I’m not writing thrillers, I’m skiing,

looking down whales tail

mountain biking,

biking the boulder reservoir

or hiking in Colorado.

trail to bridal veil falls Telluride, CO

I love exploring and backpacking in the wild outdoors too.

Hesse trailhead Susie Danny Courtney Dan

I love writing about the beautiful state of Colorado and should work for the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.

I also enjoy traveling and photography.

paris collage

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

Danny and Susie lindau with pig noses

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

I graduated with a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin – Madison but found my true passion for writing. Now I paint scenes with words.

Susie Lindau painting a self-portrait

Sometimes I illustrate my posts like this one after NaNoWriMo.

Twins argue inside my head when I want to exercise. Click for tips to motivate and get in shape before summer! health and fitness, Exercise, self care,

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 — eight years cancer-free! — and wrote humorous Boob Reports to chronicle my ridiculous journey to being cancer-free after double boobectomies. Boobs can be 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

The Wild Side with Susie Lindau podcast launched in 2019. I interview other Wild Riders about their Wild Side. Search for The Wild Side on your podcast app of choice. I hope it inspires you to embrace your wild side. It went on hiatus during the lovely time of COVID but will be back with more episodes soon!

Announcing the Wild Side Podcast with Susie Lindau where people share their wild side! First episode is bloggers at a bloggers bash in London. #Podcasts #podcast #entertainment #culturepodcast

After blogging for ten years, I have shared what I have learned while building my blogging community. I’ve met many of my blogging friends in real life.

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.

skiing whale's tail

It’s always a Wild Ride!

Click on my home page for my latest adventures and misadventures in Boulder, Colorado.

Come for Adventure Stay for the Ride Susie Lindau's Wild Ride. Click for her about page and lots of links to her adventures and misadventures in Colorado! #Colorado #travel #selfcare #motivation #personalgrowth

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  1. 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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  2. 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/

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    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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  3. 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! 🙂

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    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!


  4. 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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