Outdoor Retailer 2011

Posted by on Jan 25, 2011 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

I went to the Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City. And I saw a lot of gear. Including: Touring skis. Skate skis. Wool. A lot of wool. And alpacas. No. Really. Touring boots. More skis. And then more skis after that. A giant floating mammoth. Elaborately┬ádecorated booths. Oh. And more skis. And… this […]

Review: Road ID

Posted by on Apr 13, 2010 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Perhaps it ought to clue me on something obvious that so much of the gear I own are things that I hope to never have to use: avalanche beacon, shovel and probe, A SPOT messenger with 911 capabilities, an avalung, and the handgun hidden away in my bedroom closet. Not to mention bike and ski […]

Diet Coke Zero

Posted by on Mar 26, 2009 in Uncategorized | 11 Comments

I never thought a day would come when I would drink diet soda. And I really never thought a day would come when I would prefer diet soda over its sweeter, stickier, calorie laden counterpart. But the sugar content in soda is alarming. And I am no longer a 20-something with an overactive metabolism. And […]

Getting Back to Basics

Posted by on Nov 10, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The world is coming back into focus. The shiny object-ism of elections, babies, playoffs and the ever present need to be alone in the mountains is subsiding. I am starting to feel like my old self again. Except, this new old self is softer, heavier, fatter. And so it is with a thick anticipation and […]

GrizzlyCast #3

Posted by on Nov 4, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I have finally posted a new GrizzlyCast. Click to listen. It is a cloudy morning. Grey and black the sky churns and turns over head. It is late July. The twins are scheduled to be induced tomorrow. We brace ourselves. The same way we have been bracing ourselves everyday since January. That new reality inevitable […]

Getting Political

Posted by on Nov 3, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I rarely discuss politics here. But on the eve of this much anticipated election, I wanted to voice my support for the candidate I will vote for. And offer a little insight as to why I support him. And remember, regardless of who you support get out there tomorrow and vote! Why I will vote […]


Posted by on Oct 30, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Over the last several months I have been writing, intermittently, an ongoing essay. It’s an Abbey-esque, or at least attempt at Abbey, juxtaposition between my riding, and my experiences and views of the world at large. It is mostly just for fun. And often my voice becomes overly snarky, or even sarcastic. But it is […]

Possible Shirt Design

Posted by on Oct 27, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I took some time over the weekend and came up with a possible t-shirt design: What do you think? And somewhat related, a few of you have asked about the GrizzlyCast. I have a new episode on my Final cut Pro timeline. It ought to be done and posted in the next day or two. […]


Posted by on Oct 17, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I have realized something over the last few weeks: my writing is directly related to my riding. Even in areas that have little or nothing to do with bikes, my creative juices flow slower when I am not on the bike regularly. And I am not surprised at all. Quite simply, my mind works better […]

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