Lose Weight Now!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2009 in How To | 4 Comments

I have, in the past, publicly talked about trying to slim down, drop a few pounds, and as a result, become faster on my bike. That ongoing endeavor has proven more difficult that I thought it would be. However, I discovered a not-so-secret secret. That is, the answer was staring me in the face all […]

Global Rides – Review

Posted by on Jul 29, 2009 in Bike | No Comments

There are those days, we all dread them, fear them, detest them. Indoor days. Over the years I have learned to look with unequaled disdain at my trainer. But luckily, living here in Utah I have discovered ways to pass through the winter with minimum trainer time. However, there are those days when, as a […]

High Points

Posted by on Jul 27, 2009 in Outdoor, Ski, Wasatch | No Comments

Emerald Lake, July 11, 2009: Emerald Lake, July 24, 2009: It was a family affair once again on Timpanogos. This time my dad, my two sisters and one of my brothers (my other brother was busy ironing his jeans, or something) all climbed to the summit. My youngest sister reaching the summit meant that now, […]

Yearlings

Posted by on Jul 23, 2009 in Bike | 4 Comments

One year ago today, my life changed completely and utterly.  And to be entirely, perhaps even brutally honest, there were days – still are – that I am not exactly sure the change was for the better.  But of course, and obviously, it was.  In fact, today my life is deeper and more meaningful than […]

Keep it Classy

Posted by on Jul 21, 2009 in Bike, Wasatch | 10 Comments

Horse Flat It’s not uncommon for one incident to ruin an entire day. A bad meal, a conflict at work, an argument with your spouse. And so on. Similarly, an otherwise solid ride can often be ruined, or at the very least, severely jeopardized by one unfortunate happening. A flat tire, a broken chain, a […]

Bugged Out

Posted by on Jul 20, 2009 in Bike, Races | 4 Comments

Earlier, when I had written about ambitions being a rock solid set up for failure, there was one thought that had never crossed my mind; that I’d fail to even start the race at all. And yet, what played out over the weekend was an iconic manifestation of failure. The tale begins, perhaps ironically, at […]

Solitude is Painful

Posted by on Jul 16, 2009 in Bike, Races | 2 Comments

I like solitude. Especially in the mountains and the deserts. And I have always liked Solitude, the mountain resort. But I had forgotten how challenging, technical, and brutally painful the race course up there is. A lot of rocks, roots, narrow singletrack and tight, sketchy switchbacks make up this epic course. We scrape the 9,000 […]

Refocus

Posted by on Jul 15, 2009 in Bike | 3 Comments

Congratulations to Dave Byers, winner of the Princeton Tec light set. And an epic ‘thank you’ to everyone who donated to the Livestrong Challenge. Of course, you can still donate to the Challenge. Pick a fight with cancer. The ICUP race series mid summer break is a two edged sword. It is a refreshing respite […]

By Any Means

Posted by on Jul 14, 2009 in Bike, Wasatch | No Comments

The Wasatch Classic 2009: We mostly rode our bikes. Although we also pushed them. A lot. And then sometimes, we picked them up and slid on our fannies down snow drifts, cold and coarse. And not always intentionally.

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