What Now?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Bike, Ski | One Comment
What Now?

I’m happy to announce that Mythical and Tangible: Tales of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Singletrack is now available in the Amazon Kindle store. I’ve just had the laziest 5 days of my life. I watched a lot of football. I ate some pie. I wore pajamas and slippers. It was… magnificent. And now I am ready […]

Missing ‘Cross

Posted by on Nov 22, 2011 in Bike | One Comment
Missing ‘Cross

I am going to miss cyclocross. Unlike its more mainstream cousins—road and mountain racing—’cross exists within a very small window. An entire season of racing is crammed into an 8-12 week frenzy of sand, mud, grass, rain and snow, and occasionally, even sunshine. The racing itself is, even in the most amicable conditions, superfluously absurd. Rain and […]

October Review

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Outdoor | No Comments
October Review

In July I asked, wryly, “is it October yet?“ Not anymore. October 2011 has evaporated. But I was right to be excited in July about October. It was a great month. The weather was fantastic. The bike racing was intense. And the fall colors were off the charts. But now, as winter is starting to […]

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em… Upgrade

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Bike | 7 Comments
If You Can’t Beat ‘Em… Upgrade

I’ve spent the entire cyclocross season trying to move my way through the B flight. I’ve had some success. But I’ve never come anywhere close to winning. Or even finishing on the podium. Which is fine. I set out to improve, and of course, to have a lot of fun. Mission accomplished. But this reality […]

UTCX 8 (Video)

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011 in Bike | One Comment
UTCX 8 (Video)

  Moving picture highlights from UTCX 8 at Wasatch County Fairgrounds.

‘Cross Weather

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Bike | One Comment
‘Cross Weather

I awoke to snow. Lots of snow. And wind. The naked aspens were frosted and frozen. Only days ago these same trees were vibrant, colorful. But now, now they stood lifeless in the bleak, white, bitter cold. A bike race? In this? Surely not. I convinced myself that the weather in Heber must be better. Would have to […]

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