On Christmas

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011 in Outdoor | 3 Comments
On Christmas

Christmas can be horrible. Really. The obligations, expectations, stretched budgets, terrible food, awkward social engagements… And that’s just the office party. But Christmas can also be wonderful. Underneath the material urgings is an ideal that transcends custom, culture, and borders. It isn’t an ideal that is exclusively Christian, or even primarily religious. But it is divine, if not Divine. That is, Christmas […]

Avoiding The Apocalypse

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Outdoor | 13 Comments
Avoiding The Apocalypse

“Apocalypse is a frame of mind… A belief. A surrender to inevitability. It is a despair for the future. It is the death of hope.” ~Jim Butcher, Death Masks I’ve maintained this space for well over 6 years. It’s been through several changes and upgrades. Dry spells. Indirection. And, once in a while, periods of dynamic […]

One More Hour

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Bike | One Comment
One More Hour

Cyclocross is not over. Not yet. There is, between now and then, 1 more hour of hurt and pain and gritty, stupid smiles. 1 hour. And then, ‘cross—for me—will be over. I have mixed feelings about that. But, it is time for a change of pace. A breather. Maybe even a little time away from […]

10 Gifts For Your Mountain Biker

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011 in Bike | One Comment
10 Gifts For Your Mountain Biker

It’s December. And that means Christmas shopping. The mountain biker in your family can be a tough person to shop for. But he doesn’t have to be. In fact, there are a few essentials that mountain bikers always need, but don’t always want to buy for themselves. You see, mountain bikers prefer to spend every last penny they […]

Stop The SkiLink Gondola

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Outdoor | 6 Comments
Stop The SkiLink Gondola

Talisker Mountain Inc., owner of Canyons Resort,  and some land near Deer Valley (and other resorts throughout the west) in Park City is working hard (to destroy Canyons) to build a gondola—known as SkiLink—in Big Cottonwood Canyon that would connect Solitude Mountain Resort with Canyons. The proposed gondola would be built through the heart of some of […]

‘Tweener Season

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Outdoor | 6 Comments
‘Tweener Season

Cyclocross isn’t officially over. But it will be soon. There are still mountain bike trails dry enough to ride. And a few ski resorts are open. But winter is lagging. And so is the energy and enthusiasm for… well, everything. Everything except sleeping. I suppose that a long season of ski touring, bike racing, and keyboard […]

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