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. You are the mother of craziness……:):)…..and in craziness you are the best……your about section truly brings out the creative you…….I have seen very few about pages as good as your’s………..well i am a music freak and currently struggling with selecting the right theme for my blog…….hoping soon i will get there….:):)

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  2. Hey glad I found your blog, you’re an inspiration – well done on surviving this crazy world so far with what’s been thrown at you, but before I read about your boobs you got me on the skiing and mountain biking. I Snowboard, mountain bike, surf and love the outdoors and I am quite interested in paddle boarding…I’m a follower 🙂

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  3. Nice page. I haven’t read much of your material yet, but that which I have is really good. I enjoy your humor. Look forward to following along. 😊

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  4. You have so much energy and I appreciate how genuine you are in all your posts! I don’t know if you have been nominated before, but I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. There’s information on how to participate on my blog. (www.thinkwriteinspire.com)

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  5. You´re really, really amazing, Susie, I love your spirits, your energy, your courage, your creativity… and that´s why I awarded you for the “Versatile Blogger Award” – if you like, please check my website for more information – hm, it´s in German, but you might have a plug-in for translations – or just ask me! And here´s a link for more information too: https://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/
    Alle the best to you!
    Warmest greetings from across the ocean!

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  6. Susie–it’s been a while since I checked in. Hope you’re well! I think of you…well…when I think of boobs. Sorry! All about the early detection here. I also think of your success as a WordPress Discover Feature. A note of thanks for your old blog post which detailed how to up your chances of being a Discover Feature. A post of mine was one this spring–and now I’d like to submit again. But things have changed at WordPress–no Daily, no Community Pool. And I think you can only pitch a story through Twitter now. I’d love an update from you with latest tips on how to reach a larger audience! You’re definitely doing it right!

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  7. My mom…who I care for full time, is quadriplegic – she almost died from a Viral Encephalitis attack in May 1981. Prior to her attack in 1981, she was a full-time skier, water-skier, volleyball player, tennis player, dancer (tap, jazz, ballet) often took the Concorde to Paris for an overnight or for a party of Dad’s close confidant-business friends, full time ‘house-wife’ took care of/brought up three kids, until my sister died 7 months after her ‘attack in may 1981 at age of 16, I was 13 by the time she died – Been caring for mom alone now, since dad died from melanoma – mom too has had breast cancer – she removed one of her boobs – and as she said: “they were useful for when I needed them” – breast cancer survivor now over 20 yrs…and then diagnosed with uterine cancer, but survivor of that since 2003 – so, almost 16 yrs…. she may be 82 years old, and have medical issues – worse now – due to the Viral Encephalitis – after 30 yrs of being this way – yet, she is doing her best to ‘hold on’ – sadly, my older shit brother – stole our ability to ‘care for ourselves’ – and has been doing all he can to ‘be rid of us’ in a permenant way. Welcome to usa…the ‘attitude’ of most. Consider yourself lucky that you had ‘breast cancer’ and had loved ones who care for you or worry for you (I assume you did…) where we come from if we are ‘diagnosed with some potentially fatal disease, they subliminally are thinking to themselves: they aren’t dead yet”? ) Yes – some people actually do ‘exist’ with ‘relatives’ like this, and have now – nearing 20 yrs….and counting. Glad you’re doing so well – remember – there are those who are ‘worse off’ than you….. like, well, ….us!

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    1. First of all, thanks stopping by the Wild Ride!

      I’m so sorry you’ve faced so much adversity. I hope you are taking care of yourself since you don’t mention anything about your life. You sound like a very special, loving person. Caretakers tend to put everyone else first. I always say, “Take care of yourself first so you can be your best for others.”

      People can be super selfish. I have been written off by some acquaintances. Contracting a disease, especially cancer, seems to be viewed as some kind of failure. Everyone wants to know what we did wrong. Then there’s karma. LOL. Like your mom, I’ve shrugged those sentiments off along with some of those people and have moved forward. I don’t have time for negativity. Life is too short!!!

      It sounds like your mom is wheelchair bound and requires a lot of help. I love that it she remains mentally strong and focused on the future. There are many things she can still accomplish. I wish you both all the best the world has to offer. I’ll say a prayer for you!!

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  8. I know it is a tad early, but I wanted to let you know that I will be publishing a post: Sunshine Bloggers Award post for Feb 1, 2020, at 01:59 https://esmesalon.com/sunshine-blogger-award-4/ and I have nominated you. Thank you for being in my blogging arena and your support.
    I hope you will be able to accept and pay this forward, but no hard feelings and pressure should you not be able to do so, I fully understand.

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  9. Hello Susie.

    I see that you are very active and full with great ideas. I always read peoples About-page and yours was very interesting and inspiring! Thank you.

    Happy days!


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