Revisiting the shadow
Lake McDonald. Apologies for the dramatic title; and while shadows (for once present, as this weekend is not overcast and rainy) played a prominent role in this latest trip, I am primarily speaking about that concept of the shadow found in one of my favorite poems. It took far too long, and far too much…
A few little things
Rare orchids in GNP this past Sunday. Photo, and plant sleuthing, by M. I just finished another really good hill interval workout, and am drinking a Mighty Arrow while waiting for chicken to cook (seared, then baked in BBQ sauce, hot sauce, and root beer). My resting pulse right now, and the way my legs…
Be careful out there!
If any park service sign has ever tempted me to hang it on my wall, it’s this one. The odd thing is, I can’t fathom why it is in this particular spot: a few miles from the parking lot, facing so that you’d only see it on the way back and after crossing a swift…
Wilderness Classic gear list
A posted a first draft of my gear for the Wilderness Classic here. Check it out, if you like, and give feedback.
Taking stock: day trips are bullshit
I’ve had a few ideas washing around my head for a while, and wanted to share some on my new favorite music, and result of both is the following video. Going through the material I realized that I’ve had quite a good 2011 thus far, and it also struck me that the numerous multiday trips…
This rather unique event, worth following in spite of the sophmoric, is taking place right now. The creek TT certainly looks spectacular: I’m inclined to follow Will Gadd and say that real sports are timed, not judged, but the freestyle kayaking is cool, too. Not sure when paddlers became riders, though.
Grizzlyman Adventure Race report
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.
Why Roubaix is the greatest
I imagine that the overwhelming majority of ya’ll, out there, know that the road race Paris-Roubaix was run yesterday. If for no other reason than I already mentioned the winner, Johan Vansummeren. I’ve been drawn into following pro road racing over the last year, and in it’s good moments has become a far, far…
You can do what you can to prepare and invite them in, but ultimately they just happen. Yesterday was the magic two-week mark before the GrizPerson, and given that cycling strength is our path to success (along with generally racing smart; Bill and I have both been ignoring the running aspect) a solid…
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