Posted by on Aug 31, 2009 in Bike, Wasatch | 2 Comments

This weekend I will race the Park City Point to Point – 75 miles of pristine singletrack over some of the most scenic and popular mountains in Utah. I am excited about this race for a number of reasons. There are the obvious things, like the trails, the competition, the camaraderie, and that overwhelming sense […]

Caption This

Posted by on Aug 28, 2009 in Bike, Moab | 10 Comments

LOTOJA Treasure

Posted by on Aug 25, 2009 in Bike | 2 Comments

I am moving. I am excited about this. My family and I have grown in the last year, and we could do with a bit more space. In the process of packing up all of our stuff I have stumbled across some old keepsakes that today just don’t have the meaning they did when I […]

Mount Ogden 50k

Posted by on Aug 24, 2009 in Bike, Races | 6 Comments

Mount Ogden 50k: Image Credit First thing first. The Mount Ogden 50k was a great event. Sometimes first time races suffer from logistical and organizational shortcomings. Not so with this one. Sometimes first year races are well organized, but nobody shows up. Again, not so. It was an unexpected and pleasant surprise that I only […]

The Sexy Beast at the Tour of Utah

Posted by on Aug 21, 2009 in Bike, Races, Wasatch | 12 Comments

Yesterday the Tour of Utah had an uphill finish in Nebo Canyon. As the locals around here know, that is the very long climb that makes up the Nebo Loop, one of the best road rides in Utah – and probably anywhere. Naturally, I wanted to go watch. But what good is standing on the […]

Helmet Wash

Posted by on Aug 20, 2009 in Bike, Races | 6 Comments

You’ve been there: You head out for a ride, your all set to go, and then you try and buckle your helmet. The straps are crusty and stiff, you have to massage them a bit so they will bend around your face and clasp together. White, salty, sweat stains are prevalent, and for a minute […]

Lance Armstrong: Sandbagger?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2009 in Bike, Races | 14 Comments

A conversation with Brad Keyes sparked the following question: Does showing up to and winning a mountain bike race in a small town in Colorado make Lance Armstrong a sandbagger? Yes: He is a 7-time Tour de France winner, World Champion, former Olympian, etc. He hardly needs an introduction, right? He turns up at the […]

Of Peaks and Valleys

Posted by on Aug 17, 2009 in Outdoor | 3 Comments

Monday August 10 was a melancholy day. It started with Susan Nelson’s funeral, and ended with saying goodbye to my parents who will spend the next year and a half in Italy, on an LDS mission. Somewhere between all the emotional upheaval, I turned 32. Happy birthday? The next morning I left for a trip […]

High Places

Posted by on Aug 14, 2009 in Outdoor | No Comments

“The mountains will always be there, the trick is to make sure you are too.” Hervey Voge

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