How To: Ride the Colorado Trail Race
The Colorado Trail will break you. And the Colorado Trail will elevate you.
How To: Get Climbing Legs
How do you become a better climber? Easy. Climb. Oh. Not so easy. Nevertheless, it can be an enjoyable process. Especially so when the climb is 3,000 vertical of smooth, winding, dirt road. Skyline Drive. And so we climbed. And climbed. Until the snows of winter, which have long overstayed their welcome, prevented us from […]
How To: Ride the White Rim in a Day
Want to ride the White Rim in a day? Here’s some information to help get you on your way.
How To: Dawn Patrol
There is nothing inherently complex about a Dawn Patrol. And yes, despite Dug’s insistence to the contrary, I will now, and forever, use that term. Step 1: Get up absurdly early and hike up a mountain. Step 2: Keep hiking. Step 3: Hike a little more. And enjoy the sunrise. Step 4: Stop hiking. Commiserate with friends about the […]
How To: Backcountry Ski (Part 2)
In part 1 I covered some of the basics in gear, and in mindset. I wanted to go into a little more detail about gear. As a gear nerd I am constantly on the look-out for cool gadgets, tools, clothing, and whatever else I can find that will have some minor or rare use in […]
How To: Backcountry Ski
Cyclocross season is starting to wind down. The mountains are filling with snow. Autumn is giving way to winter. Ski season is staring us all flat in the face, waiting impatiently to dominate our thoughts and free time. Each year more and more people are venturing into the backcountry for their powder fix. And who […]
How To: Return to the Office
We’ve all had to return to work after a great weekend of racing or riding. And we’ve all had a coworker ask that inevitable question: “How was your weekend? ” After a brief pause, as you try and determine the best way to answer the question, and upon realizing that there is no possible way […]
How To: Load Tracks Into Your Garmin
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 […]
Lose Weight Now!
I have, in the past, publicly talked about trying to slim down, drop a few pounds, and as a result, become faster on my bike. That ongoing endeavor has proven more difficult that I thought it would be. However, I discovered a not-so-secret secret. That is, the answer was staring me in the face all […]