Monthly Archives: July 2007

Wildness

I’ve been rereading some Abbey and Thoreau in the process of writing Honors curricula for some of the high school students. I also got a copy of Craig Childs latest last night, House of Rain. (See here for a peak.) … Continue reading

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For Dave

K Monkey fixed, sans ouchy-ouchy bars.

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Absolute Bikes Old Fashioned Bike race: August 25th. Chad is going, sounds fun, and fast. The road climb spreads the elevation nicely, and the traversing singletrack is fun, with lots of moderate rock gardens. The question becomes: Lev, or fixed? … Continue reading

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Midge v. WTB

Posted up some thoughts on the two bars here. Overall, the WTB experiment has been a failure. I’ll be pack-ratting them for a little while, but they may go up on the block soon enough. My right wrist is in … Continue reading

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Mountain Fixie ride

The newest iteration of the monkey got out for some fun this evening. And fun it was. I managed to crash on a slick granite ledge in the first 90 seconds, taking a few chunks out of my knee and … Continue reading

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One Last Thing

Before the weekend begins. Zion National Park has released what seems (but is not specified as) it’s final draft backcountry management plan. What stood out to me, after slogging through the 88 pages, was the extent to which it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Off

I was up til nearly midnight finishing The Deathly Hallows last night. For those still in it, beware: the last ~250 pages sets the hook deep and wouldn’t let me go until the end. In a good way. I will … Continue reading

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"Racing"

Sources: Dave Nice’s excellent thoughts The CTR debate I had a fantastically dense post all worked up earlier, before the computer crashed an blogger’s auto-save proved itself to be a big lie. This is a question worth pondering, but I’m … Continue reading

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Trail 401

Fantastic work by Fred M the day before the CBC. Blair Choate and myself showing evidence that this may be one of the best trails on the planet. I like to think of myself as a fashion icon.

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On sport

If he could, Mayoux said, he would tell the riders, “Please don’t make it dirty. Keep it a real sport. It’s not important the speed that they do the Tour de France. The race is what is important.” Exactly. We … Continue reading

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