Monthly Archives: May 2010

One weekend

This weekend was one like many I used to have. I finished “work” on Friday, relaxed, hung out with friends, went to sleep, and woke up planning adventures. It was still raining most of Saturday, and I want to get … Continue reading

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Project Yellowstone: Concluded (and begun)

In June/July of 2009 M and I did a great trip in Yellowstone. We hiked around, had breakfast at the Old Faithful Inn (the only meal to eat there, dinner is not so good), grilled at a great campground, and … Continue reading

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All pack, v3

Big trips provide newer, more vivid data points that lead to gear redesign. Which is why this last weekend I tore apart my pack (picking bar tacks apart with a seam ripper is something I’m getting far too good at) … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on pro cycling

By which I mean, of course, professional road cycling. Like it or not where the “best” cyclists end up. Cycling is one of my sports, and of the athletic activities at which I’ve become skilled and experienced enough to really … Continue reading

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Thorofare video report

This was one of the coolest trips I’ve ever done. Still trying to wrap my head around all that I saw and felt. Insofar as this was meant to be an effective coda for both the Yellowstone project and for … Continue reading

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Spring is the time to go big

When I got home and started unpacking this evening, one of the first things I did was take off my trail shoes and socks, and put on my 8-year old Chacos.  They barely fit.  That can mean only one thing: … Continue reading

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Graduated

At least I think I am. Still a bit behind the curve after the very full last week. Actual graduation photos are not yet in my possession. My sister Kate and I did go hiking this afternoon before I had … Continue reading

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Short skis

Are a success! I’m going to cut a few more fishscales further forward, as I was slipping at the end of my kick, and I have to remember to not tighten the toe straps too much, as that makes wet … Continue reading

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Human Experience

I’ve spent today in post-portfolio depression. Much like post-race depression, it’s a mix of fatigue, relief, and existential torpor. Too bad I still have school stuff to do and can’t check out completely. I went for a very nice run … Continue reading

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Go go go!

Skurka: Me: Portfolio done. Passed. Long, boring video will on uploaded to vimeo soon. I will not be posting it here.

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