I made a decision: the Bob Open next year will go from the Marias Pass rest area to the Monture Creek TH. The course area is restricted to public land in the contiguous Bob complex. As ever, no linear travel on paved roads is permitted. Everything else human-powered is fair game. Mass start date is […]
The guys who invented the packrafting video are back, with an excellent series on basic river skills. Check them out.
A follow up to this post: I always intended to make a pair, and to use the Gossamer Gear grips, which are the best. At first I thought I’d source tubing for the uppers myself, but couldn’t find an affordable small quantity of good aluminum in a thin enough wall, and the relatively small ID […]
You heard me; Peter Bakwin owes me five dollars. Mr. Bakwin invented, or at the very least introduced into common usage, the term fastest known time many years ago. His website, which began as a list consisting almost entirely of his own running times, languished in relative obscurity until not too many years ago, when […]
Bob couldn’t recall who first had the idea to use a mountain bike ride/race as a fundraiser for the York fire department, and he’s been living there since 1991. He did know that back then the volunteer firehouse, important in a tiny community at the end of a dirt road, 30 miles from town and […]
I got out this past weekend to do something not especially fun, but necessary: making sure (on and with paper) that my Remington is still zeroed perfectly. Thankfully it was, so I got to spend most of my time blowing up rocks at 100 meters. The rifle is now rigged out in full fighting trim. […]
Late last year I took advantage of Alpacka’s annual holiday sale and bought a Scout. You can read about the initial weigh-in here and my thoughts after a few months of use here. Since that May post I’ve put the Scout to its primary use: longer trips combining lots of tough backpacking with moderate floating […]