2010 Mount Ogden 50k

Posted by on Aug 30, 2010 in Bike, Races | 8 Comments

Apples and Oranges. I lined up for the 2010 Mount Ogden 50k with one primary purpose in mind—to find out where I stand in comparison to last year. I wanted to go into the final days before the Point 2 Point with some sort of barometric reading of my fitness. A way to zero in […]

Alls I Got

Posted by on Aug 25, 2010 in Bike | 2 Comments

It all comes down to these next 2 weeks. Well, maybe it all doesn’t, but much of it does. For the last six months I have planned and schemed and daydreamed about the Park City Point 2 Point. I’ve ridden the Park City trails week after week—I know, I know, but somebody has to do […]

Suffer. Well.

Posted by on Aug 23, 2010 in Bike, Races | 7 Comments

I need to suffer better. Long-suffering. I finish too many races and rides with a smile on my face. I need to finish barely knowing my own name. Or referring to Levi Leipheimer, as Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski did after the Leadville 100 as “Tour de France Podium Guy”.* Sunday afternoon, riders in the Tour of Utah […]

How To: Load Tracks Into Your Garmin

Posted by on Aug 18, 2010 in Bike, How To | 2 Comments

Bike computers that use GPs technology to calculate speed and distance are commonplace. Especially int he mountain bike world, where mapping and tracking routes is an important aspect of endurance riding. Events like the Dixie Lite, the Arizona Trail Race, and even the Great Divide Race are all largely made possible by GPS computers. And […]

Guest Post: Get Out!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2010 in Bike | One Comment

The following is a guest post from Kyle Simpson. Get Out! Realize a Visceral Connection to the Outdoors. Have you ever wondered what it is that makes you enjoy curling your toes in the cool grass of a shady park or the surf of a sandy beach? Why are people so fascinated by watching the […]

Guest Post: Anatomy of an Endo

Posted by on Aug 16, 2010 in Bike | 3 Comments

The following is a guest post from Greg Heil. Greg Heil is currently located in North Georgia and spends his free time riding mountain bikes and blogging about the sport. He is also a member of the Airborne Flight Crew. You can read more from him at his blog: GregRidesTrails.com. Thanks Greg! Anatomy of an Endo […]

5 Years: In Pictures

Posted by on Aug 5, 2010 in Bike, Photos | 7 Comments

It was 5 years ago that this blog came into existence. Which is an eternity in virtual  years. A lot has changed since August 2005. And yet, much as remained the same. But rather than try and recap the history of this blog in text, I thought that pictures would tell the tale with more […]

Guest Post: A First Hand Look at the CTR

Posted by on Aug 4, 2010 in Bike, Races | 9 Comments

The following is a guest post from Jeff Higham, who woke up early on Monday August 2nd to watch the start of the Colorado Trail Race—a 470+ mile unsupported race from Denver to Durango. Jeff lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with his wife and 4 kids. He currently rides for the Natural Grocers / Vitamin […]

So Pro

Posted by on Aug 3, 2010 in Bike | 5 Comments

“What an incredible breakaway by this unknown rider!” “Nobody thought it would stick,  so they let him ride into the sunset, and here he is, about to get a stage win in front of this hometown crowd.” “Unbelievable. He may have rode himself into the leaders jersey today.” “There are going to be some angry […]

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