Friday Haiku: White Rim

Posted by on May 29, 2009 in FridayHaiku | No Comments

Dirt, sky, and sand. Nice. Endless miles at a brisk pace. Think I’ll sit a while.

Summer Singletrack

Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Wasatch | One Comment

The mountains are opening up.  The grass is tall and green and lush.  The trees are heavy with damp leaves, the run-off flowing freely filling streams and rivers and lakes.  The flowers are yawning toward the light.   It is early summer.  The explosion of life that follows the long and dormant winter is inspiring, […]

Cascade Mountain

Posted by on May 27, 2009 in Photos, Wasatch | 4 Comments

Timpanogos dominates the southern Wasatch skyline.  But Cascade Mountain, its neighbor to the south and its partner in creating Provo Canyon can be equally breathtaking, magnificent, and eminent.  It is, arguably, much less accessible than the well traveled Timpanogos, which sees thousands of pilgrims climb its slopes every summer.  Cascade Mountain on the other hand […]

Turning a Corner (Canyon)

Posted by on May 26, 2009 in Races | 3 Comments

And so the quest continues. In fact, this episodic endeavor has become somewhat of an obsession.  The chasing of ends I am unable to actually obtain, and yet close enough to make a compelling run at them anyway.  And little by little the hobbles are breaking loose, the rust crumbling, and the engine burning cleaner […]

Premonitions

Posted by on May 22, 2009 in Moab, Photos | No Comments

Wednesday Warrior

Posted by on May 21, 2009 in Races | 5 Comments

A note from Grizzly:  I have managed to somehow point Backcountrytimes.com to this blog.  I’ve tried a few things to remedy the situation, but to no avail.  If any of you have any experience hosting two domains under one GoDaddy account, feel free to contact me.  In the meantime I apologize if you were looking […]

Evening on the Shoreline

Posted by on May 20, 2009 in Photos, Wasatch | One Comment

The sun took one last, deep breath before it plunged below the distant western horizon.  The trees were still, the last light of day glinting off the new leaves of spring.  All was quiet.  The singletrack weaved and contoured over ridges and through small hollows and canyons.  Far above the massive Timpanogos watched sleepily, slowly […]

Smoked Grizzly: Epilogue

Posted by on May 19, 2009 in Races | 2 Comments

I wonder, no, I hope that being in a certain state of mind can and does effect ones fitness.  I realized on Saturday, with some surprise that I had forgotten how to race.  The simple, considerably mundane functions of racing–pace, strategy, fueling, etc–seemed to escape me from the outset.  Slowly those old habits returned, or […]

Smoked Grizzly

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in Races | 7 Comments

Being delusional has always been a strong point of mine.  One may even go so far as to call it my ‘superpower‘.  I have a stunning talent for wrapping my brain around a difficult, largely undo-able task and turning into an insignificant, everyday, routine occurrence.  I shrink the world and slip it comfortably into my […]

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