The Physical Fitness Montage

Posted by on Sep 9, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We have all seen it. A movie hero is out of shape, out of his league, overwhelmed and under trained. He has a race or a fight or a game or a war coming up and the only way to be successful is to have a physical fitness montage. From Rudy to Pan, movies, especially […]


Posted by on Sep 8, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I feel in many ways that my life has been paused. Each day is as similar as the last. A sort of Ground Hog Day repetition. Everything I do is done with one foot in, and the other out. A strange sort of dualism that has led to what might be the deepest rut of […]

USGS, retouched.

Posted by on Aug 29, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Another thing I am excited about with the USGS photo library that I wrote about earlier is the endless opportunity it provides to retouch, restore, and otherwise play around with old photos. It is a hobby of mine and now I have thousands of pictures to practice on. The more I explore the database, the […]


Posted by on Aug 22, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“…The chief did not like to lose the horses, so they decided to have another contest. That was to climb by night a mountain without using the trail. Ucanogos and some of the Indian maidens would be waiting on the top of the mountain.Timpanac studied the mountain trying to figure out the best way to […]

What is Real?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

What does it say, that I am always awe struck when I ride the singletrack of the Wasatch? I have skidded to a halt in the same place and gawked at the same view over and over. Am I easy to please? A hopeless dreamer? Or is the scenery just that good? Maybe it is […]

Classic, at Last

Posted by on Aug 15, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Finally it is time to ride the Classic. And I could not be more excited. I created this year’s route in the hours after last year’s slightly ambitious hike-a-fest. And since then I have been anxiously awaiting an opportunity to string all these great trials, many of my very favorite, together in the course of […]

Winds of Change

Posted by on Aug 13, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated.” ~Edmund Hillary I can feel the restful, relative ease of the summer of 2008 draining out of my mind and body. Like a low level toxin it is running its course. […]


Posted by on Aug 11, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Ready to climb?

The Crest, Classic

Posted by on Aug 6, 2008 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Catherine Pass, as seen from The Crest The Wasatch Crest Trail is iconic, classic Utah singletrack. It offers views a million miles in every direction, views that continually remind you just how small you are in the world of the Rocky Mountains. The flow and the mojo come easily. The Crest will be a well […]

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