Lake McDonald and the Larches from Mt. Brown. Training for 2012 started today! Took in a speedy hike to the Mt. Brown lookout this afternoon, 1:50 up, 3;30 round trip. (4300′ of gain, 11.5 miles total). 12 meters/minute average climbing rate. Not bad for having spent the last 3 months drinking beer and fly fishing. […]
No video this year, just big hair. You’ll have to check the Facebooks to find photos of me as Gulo gulo. Bonus question: what’s more annoying than knowing that Erin and Hig are embracing the wild with an equanimity few of us will ever be able to understand? Answer: anyone who reads Gawker.
My new bike is pretty sweet. I underestimated the excitement it would engender. (Thanks B!) The fatness is pretty giggle-inducing (insert phallogocentric bike quip here). I approve of the stickers. Being reflective is a great touch. I’ll take it to the LBS to get the headset installed once the new crown race comes in, but […]
A few weeks ago I did something I thought I’d never do; I sold my Patagonia Houdini. It and my Traverse pullover funded the purchase of an on-sale Rab Boreas pull-on, their replacement. Nice hood on the Boreas, That odd peak on the forehead seals very well over a hat with a brim, like a […]
The height of the Aspens and Cotttonwoods has passed, but the Larches are just coming into form. I’m excited to get a new bike. Bikes are really cool, one of those items whose durability, aesthetic potential, and utility all unite and form a strong bond. To prepare, and prep the Karate Monkey for winter (and […]
Not because of his videos, they are all like this one uncannily good, but because he seems to think I and you drive traffic for him. Absurd, all his videos have like, 1000+ views, while mine have about 87. That could be because his don’t suck, of course…
[Updated 10/24 am] M on rappel in Zion, en route to long night out. It’s been since July ’09 that I last set foot on the CO Plateau! For the first time four years I’ve got a new bike on the way, but once it arrives I’ll be a few crucial parts (wheels, bb, freewheel, […]