Weather for a White Rim next weekend does not look so good; will have to see what materializes. I’d love to go, but too far to roll the dice with rain. The Flagstaff Nordic Center, however, got 4+” of snow today, so tomorrow is sure to be excellent. Contemplating selling a kidney to get some…More

Friday Trash

Too much going on in my head right now, a lot of which wants to make it’s way here. This is the quick and dirty solution. (West Wing reference for ya.) Riding TodayHauled myself out of bed at 0515 and rode the ~15 miles uphill to work. Pushing the TIv3 gear (34:16) up the steady…More

Year’s End

My parents and sister are in the Pheonix airport, and Meredith and I are off in a few hours to join Freezefest for the next three days. Christmas may have been run of the mill, albiet in a good way, but new year’s promises to be excellent. Freezefest started with a stupid idea amongst outdoor…More

Thanks Eddie!

Namrita realizing she didn’t take the best line. Apparently the majority does not rule. Lady can ride, and she has a customized gravity dropper on a SS; very few people can aspire to such things. Me looking cool. Gotta love those Midge bars! Relieved after cleaning the first hard stretch going up trail 40. Clearing…More

Progess (towards the new year)

I have had a fantastic weekend. Thanks to Eddie and Namrita for riding and hanging out yesterday, and thanks to Phillip and Ariel for showing up unexpectedly. Good folks, good fun, good work, and good food and beer. No more can be requested. As an exclamation point, I had an excellent run this evening. 9…More


-Enjoy the winter celebrations. We owe it all to the pagans anyway. -The cheesesteak bailed from his Powell adventure, so he and Ariel came down and we drank some tasty brew last night with… -Namrita and Eddie O’dea. Who were kind enough to let me show them around Granite basin in my idiosyncratic fashion. Great…More


I’m jealous of the fun the CO crew is having. I love forceful weather, of any kind, but snow storms are the best. Lamentably, I live in the wrong state.More

Soul ridin’

Today was an excellent day. I’ve just felt better and better as the day went on, and got in a good 1.5 hour exploratory ride this afternoon. Headed up an old fire road, then up another, then off on a motorcycle trail up a wash….. Ended up traversing drainage heads, still on the moto trail.…More