“The Most Beautiful Place On Earth”

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Moab, Outdoor | 3 Comments
“The Most Beautiful Place On Earth”

I spent a couple of days in Moab. Which isn’t really remarkable. I’ve done that many times. But this trip was different. I didn’t have a bike. Just a camera. I finally made good on countless promises, made while pedaling across the sandstone: “Someday I need to leave the bike home, and just shoot photos […]

Bikepacking Gear Bonanza

Posted by on Mar 9, 2013 in Bike, Outdoor | 17 Comments

Where does a 470-mile mountain bike race sit? I haven’t been very subtle about my Colorado Trail ambitions. My last two posts have focused on the race, and my preparation for it. I’ve been telling anyone who will listen about the race, and all my various gear choices. I’ve sent 2,379 emails to Ty, my […]

Be Happy. Be Free.

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Outdoor | 3 Comments

It’s really easy to believe that the world is ending. It’s also really easy to want the world to end. The daily news is saturated with war, famine, disease, and danger. Fear is the currency that governments use to buy our obedience. The national message is steeped in imminent demise; economic, social, and physical. The […]

Rising Above the Fog

Posted by on Jan 21, 2013 in Outdoor | 2 Comments

The pearl blue sky collided with the stark white of the mountain snow. Outcroppings of rock interrupted the blue and white with defiant splashes of granite brown. Scattered evergreen trees huddled against the hill, indifferent to the cold, naked winter. The clean air, the blue sky, and the sunshine were anathema to the gray, toxic malaise […]

The Avalanche of Expansion

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Outdoor, Ski | 2 Comments

  For as long as I’ve been a skier (since I was a kid), there have been hushed whispers of something called The Interconnect—a large network of gondolas, lifts, and trams, that would link the Salt Lake and Park City ski areas together. On its surface, it always sounded like a great idea. “I could […]

New York, New York

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Outdoor | No Comments
New York, New York

A few days in New York City

NYC Tourist

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Outdoor | No Comments
NYC Tourist

I’m playing tourist this week in New York City.

Autumn Swing (Photos)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Outdoor, Photos | 3 Comments
Autumn Swing (Photos)

Fall has peaked. The colors are fading. The trees are becoming thin and barren. Winter is coming. But not yet. There are still colors to chase, and elk to sneak up on. Autumn is always enjoyable, always beautiful. Especially at The Secret Hideout, which is the greatest place on earth. I had a perfect weekend: elk […]

Fall and ‘Cross

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Outdoor | One Comment
Fall and ‘Cross

I’ve been busy. There’s a lot going on right now. Cyclocross season is underway, which is fantastic. I love ‘cross. I love the racing, the culture, the smells—waffles and coffee, wet grass, embrocation. I love watching people suffer for the love of the game. It doesn’t matter which flight someone is racing in, or how […]

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