Jill Homer, whom I am blessed to call a friend, has written a new book about her journey up to and race of the 2009 Tour Divide. In reflecting on the 300+ page book, which I read in one sitting on Monday night, I can think of no better words to summarize it than those […]
The Altai skis Hok, available this fall. Comes in 125cm and 145 cm lengths, looks to have a nice early rise tip, minimal sidecut, and a waist around 120cm. Metal edges, and an inset skin underfoot. I’m skeptical of the perma-skin, but everything else looks good. Of course the golden question is how much do […]
Would you change that woman’s flat tire? To begin, as Bill did, at the end: going as a team is harder, and going as a team is easier. Harder because there is communication, differences in ability, and at least twice the internal doubt to coordinate. Faster because if all of those are done fairly well […]
Bill and I won the men’s GrizzPerson yesterday. I believe the first truly competitive athletic thing I’ve ever won, which is cool. Race report tomorrow. Plotting 59 checkpoints takes a long time.
Hang on to that paddle!
I do love packs! Always have. I like feet too. Like the photo sez (L to R): Talon 11 (circa ’09), Hornet 24 (circa ’11), Talon 22 (circa ’07). Feet circa ’81-present, a work in progress (of ugliness, mostly). I got the 22 in early ’08, as that was what all the cool kids had. […]
Over the six months since I posted it my North Fork pack video has been quietly creeping along, steadily accumulating views, and quickly becoming my most viewed video that hasn’t been posted on Jill’s blog. It’s been on day and overnight trips aplenty this winter: skiing, snowshoeing, packrafting and combinations. It carries very well. But […]