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Lets keep a short story short: I really like the minimal padding, small heel-toe drop, tread, and fit of these shoes. I think they can be used for the most rugged of long hikes, with proper preparation. Unfortunately the mesh upper is just not durable for me. I demand a lot out of shoes, and […]
Boundary Trail, Glacier NP. I started this blog in late 2006, a significant date for my purposes today because it marked a rapidly growing interest/obsession with mountain biking. Serial obsessions have defined my life since childhood, but those of adulthood have necessarily been more defining. Mountain biking is thus far secondary only to climbing in […]
From the ride down the Flathead yesterday.
I made another bikerafting descent of the main Flathead today, using experience from last trip to dial in the crossings better. I did fewer boat crossings (six versus nine), rode a lot more, and did the whole deal hours faster. It’s a sweet route. With slightly warmer weather and more confidence in my rigging abilities, […]
Spring has come to the Flathead, even though for the third morning in a row there is a few inches of heavy snow in the backyard. Surely it will do what it has all week and turn through snain to rain within the hour. There’s got to be some great skiing up high, but in […]
In brief, a tale of woe. A good design with a few things that could be improved, which doesn’t fit and is going back to REI. The pleather fabric seems great. The sole is rigid enough for control, flexible enough for striding and walking. The cuff balances touring and turning acceptably for such a boot […]