My Neck of the Woods

Posted by on Oct 30, 2009 in Bike, Wasatch | 4 Comments

I like my little corner in the world. Certainly it is not without its quirks and oddities. But I can’t complain. I live within a few miles of incredible singletrack, world class powder, and in a valley that still has quaint, quiet areas that remind me that life is better lived plainly, without the distractions […]

October Flow

Posted by on Oct 26, 2009 in Bike, Ski, Wasatch | 3 Comments

We hummed and hawed and otherwise hesitated in the parking lot as dark, heavy clouds gathered overhead. The frigid morning was made more so by the wind that howled and swirled, a precursor to the coming storm. We zipped up our vests and tugged arm warmers a little higher, swapped cycling caps for fleece beanies […]

Boots not Bikes

Posted by on Oct 22, 2009 in Bike, Outdoor | 8 Comments
Boots not Bikes

One of the problems I have with the “boots not bikes” argument surrounding the designation of Wilderness areas is how subjective it has all become. Because bikes have proven to be safe, quiet, sustainable methods of backcountry travel, there is no other sort of argument to be made, other than an appeal to some mythical […]

Waiting Game

Posted by on Oct 20, 2009 in Bike, Wasatch | 4 Comments

Ghost Falls Trail, Corner Canyon Racing for 2009 is done. The riding, of course, will continue. But with no immediate end in mind, that riding becomes more deliberate, recreational, and perhaps with that, more enjoyable. The focus and narrow-minded lucidity of training has given way to a wind-tossed indifference about how many miles or hours […]

Aspen Falling

Posted by on Oct 19, 2009 in Outdoor, Photos | No Comments

For Me, But Not For Thee

Posted by on Oct 15, 2009 in Bike | 13 Comments

Warning: Rant On. The self-righteous, blowharding coming from the tireless defenders of designated Wilderness Area is rearing its ugly, mountain bike hating head again. From the far-seers at the United States Forest Service* comes this latest bit of sanctimonious drivel: Existing lands that have been determined to be eligible for wilderness, they should not be […]

A Sordid and Storied History

Posted by on Oct 14, 2009 in Bike, Moab, Races | 3 Comments

I find myself continually replaying the 24 Hours of Moab through my clouded, foggy, and otherwise muddled brain. And I am left wondering if there is a more classic example of the very essence of mountain biking. Not the 2009 iteration specifically, but the event itself. It seems to embody everything that elevates mountain biking […]

Moab’s Random Thoughts

Posted by on Oct 13, 2009 in Moab, Races | No Comments

I always need a few days to wrap my brain around the 24 Hours of Moab. This year is no different. Except, that it is taking me longer to muddle through the sand and rock and sun. Someplace among all that is the story of 2009 – a story that is blessedly free of hostile […]

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