Monthly Archives: September 2009


Just in time to be tested for use in Le Parcour, the Mountain Laurel Designs Trailstar.It’s sitting out in the rain right now.A totally clever design, loads of room for two and gear, four could be crammed in if a … Continue reading

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The nose stays on the grindstone Tuesdays. Six hours of TA work, three in practicum training, two point five hiking, 45 minutes wrenching on a bike, 30 minutes training in the basement (core, balance, pull ups, like always these past … Continue reading

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Hot off the press

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How to slideslip

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Switchback attack!!

Bill gettin’ shit done today on Sheep Mountain. Bill, Ed and I (and later Rich, how we happened across near the summit) had a perfect day: uber-bluebird, immaculate singletrack, one crash (Ed knocked some ribs on an ill placed rock), … Continue reading

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Photo by Kelly.

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Saturday in September

The weather persists, for the moment, in being excruciatingly clear. Today was either the ultimate or penultimate farmer’s market of 2009; the first hard frost in town in due within the week.I did lots of quality reading and writing, before … Continue reading

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Thursday Night Riding

I had class every Thursday evening last year, and another this fall, about which I was not pleased. We didn’t have class this evening, so I knew where I was headed. I broke out for the trails early, needing to … Continue reading

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This mule (?) seemed pretty chill, though it did have an air of quiet desperation about it. As would I, had I been given my own orange bandanna before being left at camp tied, lengthely, to a tree.“It is still … Continue reading

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It’s not a coincidence that M and I have lived in some pretty cool places. While hiking yesterday my mind drifted back (waaaay back) to the autumn of 2005, when M had graduated from college, we were both working full … Continue reading

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