The Dixie Lite: Part Two

Posted by on Jun 30, 2010 in Bike, Races | 2 Comments

Aspen trees are my favorite. Especially many of them together, endless and crowded. When the wind waves through groves of aspen it creates a sound that is the very definition of peace and solitude. It is impossible not to feel alive and whole and wonderful when surrounded by the quaking leaves and wind of an […]

The Dixie Lite: Part One

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 in Bike, Races | 8 Comments

On the counter of the Panguitch Lake General Store were items as valuable and sought after as gold: A snickers bar, red cream soda, chocolate milk, and a bag of Sun Chips. I was dirty—filthy dirty—hot and tired. It was Sunday, 10:30 AM. I had been riding since 6:00 AM, and had just completed a […]

Is This Fitness?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2010 in Bike, Races | 6 Comments

The Stan Crane Memorial, Intermountain Cup #6. Wherein I am forced to ask the question, “Is this fitness?”

May. Day.

Posted by on May 3, 2010 in Bike, Races | No Comments

The harrowing tale of the Showdown at 5 Mile Pass, Intermountain Cup #3. Or: A Mayday on May Day.

Travel Well

Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 in Bike, Moab | 2 Comments

The unknown distance to the great beyond Stares back at my grieving frame To cast my shadow by the holy sun My spirit moans with a sacred pain And it’s quiet now The universe is standing still. ~Goodnight, Travel Well. The Killers.

Soft Pedal. Hard Lessons

Posted by on Apr 5, 2010 in Bike, Races | 2 Comments

Weaknesses are revealed in unexpected moments. Stark and bare they stand naked in a crowd, uncovered and ashamed. The onlookers can only gape and gawk and shake their heads in self-important condescension. And while one may be able to hide those weaknesses for a time, ushering them into the closet when visitors knock at the […]

How To: Ride Your First 100 Miler

Posted by on Jul 16, 2008 in How To, Races | No Comments
How To: Ride Your First 100 Miler

Grizzly’s note: This is a post in an ongoing “How To” series. Have an idea for a How to post? Let me know. And if any topics come up that I am no help at all with, I will track down someone who is! Also see, ‘How To: Get Sponsored‘. Attempting an off-road 100-mile bike […]

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