• Caged Tiger

    Metaphorically speaking I’m a caged tiger… Of course my life is much better than that of any caged animal but similarities are there.  Last night I saw a video on Facebook about a woman who could supposedly communicate with animals.  We was conversing with a black panther who was very angry and growled at anyone who came near his enclosure. […]

    Caged Tiger
  • Beer Can Wallets

    So winter time is when I “kinda” slow down. Most winters I get out my sewing machine and get creative. Two years ago I saw a bartender who has a leather wrist band that had a PBR can riveted to it. It made me think I could do something similar with the wallets I had made. I had purchased a […]

    Beer Can Wallets
  • The End of Riding Season

    It’s been a while since I last posted anything (Sept. Thomas Lakes).  It’s hard when you live in a place like this to want to spend any more time than I already do on a computer  at work, when I get home.  My life has been taken over by cyclocross season.  It ended on Thanksgiving for me but soon nordic […]

    The End of Riding Season
  • Thomas Lakes Hike

    Today I got off to a late start.  Getting up at 10:30 didn’t help and was probably the reason but who knows.  I was torn between going for a ride over Cottonwood Pass or for a hike.  Since I hadn’t been hiking in some time I decided to go to Thomas Lakes, which are about half way up Mt. Sopris. […]

    First lake in the sun.
  • Schofield Pass

    This past Monday I decided to ride Schofield Pass despite the weather forecast saying there was a 70% chance of rain, but not just rain but at times heavy rains.  Our route was to take us through a river valley which was probably not the smartest route as for weeks we have been having flood warners almost daily. We got […]

    Schofield Pass
  • Spring Break with the Boys

    May 12th Loma   Day #2 May 13th Zion Curtain, Western Rim and the Kokopelli.     Day #3 May 14th Loma Trails, Round Two               Scatman Get out there!

    Spring Break with the Boys
  • Getting into the Backcountry

    On this years Fourth of July I went for a bike ride with my co-workers to Dexter Park.  So far in Colorado this is the my number one place to ride.  It’s everything I expected when I read Mountain Flyer Magazine all those times sitting in Seattle dreaming of actually being there.  The four of us didn’t see a single […]

    Getting into the Backcountry
  • Bikepacking at Last

    I have been dreaming and talking about going bikepacking for a long time now.  I planned to go this past Sunday now that I had all my bags and no excuses left.  Come Sunday the thunder storms rolled in one after the other.  As I sat there during one of the storms I looked at my Twitter account and I […]

    Bikepacking at Last
  • Ivanhoe Lake Take #1

    I love exploring Colorado on my road or mtb bike.  The views are amazing and cycling is the best way to see it all.  So this past weekend my roommate Nic and a customer of the Aloha’s, Wild Bill attempted to circumnavigate Ivanhoe Lake.  The ride was supposed to be a 110 miles.  We made a wrong turn after lunch, despite […]

    Ivanhoe Lake Take #1
  • My Life by Pictures

    As you can see my life is still filled with bikes at 40.  I look forward to more exploring on the bike as the summer progresses.  I learned yesterday that my new bike won’t be here until mid July now.  I’m bummed as that means less exploring the dirt roads of this great state.  I’m pretty sure I’ll be selling […]

    Mt. Sopris

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Beer Can Wallets

Beer Can Wallets

December 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

So winter time is when I “kinda” slow down. Most winters I get out my sewing machine and get creative. Two years ago I saw a bartender who has a leather wrist...

  • The End of Riding Season
    The End of Riding Season

    It’s been a while since I last posted anything (Sept. Thomas Lakes).  It’s hard when you live in a...

    November 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm
  • Schofield Pass
    Schofield Pass

    This past Monday I decided to ride Schofield Pass despite the weather forecast saying there was a 70% chance of...

    August 31, 2013 at 7:20 am
  • Spring Break with the Boys
    Spring Break with the Boys

    May 12th Loma Scatman on the prowl Confirming we weren’t lost. Fading light Self portrait by Jeff   Day...

    August 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Hike »

First lake in the sun.

Thomas Lakes Hike

September 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Today I got off to a late start.  Getting up at 10:30 didn’t help and was probably the reason but who knows.  I was torn between going for a ride over Cottonwood Pass...

  • Searching for WHAT? III
    Searching for WHAT? III

    For a long time now I have laughed, scratched my head, smiled, and at times been dumbfouned by some of the search...

    January 21, 2013 at 10:11 am
  • Bag Night Challenge Winners
    Bag Night Challenge Winners

    It’s been a long year. One in which I put in a lot more time and energy than I expected into the BNC, but...

    January 3, 2013 at 9:00 am
  • The custom Fuel by Princeton Tec, you pick the colors and make it your own.
    BNC Round #6 Winner

    Round #6 has come to a close and we have a winner.  Justin Bayne is our winner with 3 nights.  As the winner...

    January 2, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Tech Tips »

Camping on the Dalton

Tips for the outdoors

January 21, 2013 at 8:40 am

This will be a on going list I will add to regularly.  If you have tips to add, by all means please send them to us.  It is not meant to be a all inclusive list but hopefully...

  • Cougars
    Cougars

    Though you may never see one in your life time, it would be naïve to think that on any giving hike you’re...

    November 14, 2012 at 6:34 am
  • The new way of adding sealant. "Twist and Pour".
    Going Tubeless

    Cycling has seen all kinds of advancements and one of them is tubeless tires.  By now a large portion of you out...

    October 1, 2012 at 9:12 am
  • 2007 - PCT - I'm down to this.
    Cutting Pack Weight

    Ever wonder how those hikers with the tiny overnight packs manage to survive the night with such small packs. ...

    June 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Reviews »

AWR-4

AWR-4

November 30, 2012 at 6:27 am

Adventure Weekly Recap (AWR) is a new post I’ll be bringing to you my readers.  The goal is to bring you cool stories, offers, blogs, news, and more from around the...

  • lunch case
    lunch case

    Stanley Nineteen13 Lunchcase $20 (purchase here)   Test Period: 6+ months Field Tester: Scatman The Stanley...

    June 18, 2012 at 1:38 pm
  • 2Toms Detregent Review
    2Toms Detregent Review

    2Toms Detregent $12.99 (purchase here)   Test Period: 2 loads of laundry Field Tester: Scatman 2Toms contacted...

    March 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm
  • CrankBrothers_EggBeater_2
    Crank Brothers Egg Beater 2 Review

    Crank Brothers Egg Beater 2′s $90 (purchase here)   CrankBrothers_EggBeater_2   Test Period: 7 months Field...

    November 28, 2011 at 9:00 am

Trail Reports »

The start of Rib Cage.

Phil’s World Trail Review

August 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Trail Report for Phil’s World August 23, 2012 Location: Cortez, CO View Phil’s World in a larger map Getting there:   From either Cortez or Durango take Rt....

  • Vika ripping up the trail
    Dog Lake Trail Review

    Trail Report for Dog Lake Trail August 19, 2012 Location: Dog Lake, Upper Mill Creek Salt Lake Ranger District Region:...

    August 21, 2012 at 9:43 am
  • View from Catherine Pass
    Sunset Peak Trail Review

    Trail Report for Sunset Peak. August 18, 2012 View Larger Map Location: Sunset Peak, Little Cottonwood, Catherine...

    August 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm
  • Icicle Ridge Trail
    Icicle Ridge Trail

    Trail Report from Icicle Ridge Trail. June 3, 2012 View Icicle Ridge in a larger map Location: Icicle Ridge...

    June 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Other News

Settled?

Settled?

Once again it’s been a while since I posted on here.  I have no good reason besides I haven’t been compelled to write anything.  Part of it was it was winter and motivation was low, while some of it had to do with my need for things to be just right.  Either way I just haven’t desired to sit down […]

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The snow came soon after the racing stopped.

Dirt Bag Living IV

It’s been a long while since I posted anything.  Motivation has been hard to come by when it comes to posting so I apologize.  That’s not to say I haven’t been doing much.  On the contrary I have been doing a lot, except working.  I installed solar panel systems for the month of November but then because of red tape […]

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2013 WA Nordic Race Calendar

2013 WA Nordic Race Calendar

Here is list of all the WA Nordic events I could find all in one place for you.  Let me know if I missed any.  Enjoy the snow!   Methow Valley Trail Events Event Date Organizer 2013 Race of the Methow January 5 – 6 MV Nordic Team 2013 Members Ski Camp January 12-13 MV Nordic Club 2013 Snow Bike Demo […]

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Searching for WHAT? II

Searching for WHAT? II

For a long time now I have laughed, scratched my head, smiled, and at times been dumbfouned by some of the search terms people enter into my websites search feature. I decided to start documenting them. Some times I will make fun of them, other times I will offer help on the subject and some times I will ask “What […]

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Searching for WHAT?

Searching for WHAT?

For a long time now I have laughed, scratched my head, smiled, and at times been dumbfouned by some of the search terms people enter into my websites search feature. I decided to start documenting them. Some times I will make fun of them, other times I will offer help on the subject and some times I will ask “What […]

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10 Reasons Why I Love Colorado

10 Reasons Why I Love Colorado

So I’ve been here in Colorado for over three months now.  During that time I have fell in love with the state.  I knew I would like it but my list before coming here was short and unproven.  I have put together a longer list of reason why I love Colorado.  I figured now was a good time as I’m […]

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One of the many gullies we traversed while riding Sidewinder.

High Desert Fun

This was one of the large gullies/washes during my 40 miles out and bike mountain bike ride this past Sunday on the Sidewinder Trail.  Sidewinder is located near Austin, CO and the Black Canyon.  The riding was amazing but quite technical.  Having raced the night before I was pretty tired by the end, more mentally than physically but the effects […]

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These are why you carry tweezers.

I swear I didn’t do it!

Sunday I went for a recovery ride after Saturday nights cross race. My first cyclocross race since December of 2010. (I’m kidding of course) to Sidewinder, which is in the Peach Valley. The ride was amazing but tough. 40 miles of high desert mountain biking on single track. I even managed to put my had in a cactus. Lucky for […]

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Dirt Bag Living Part 3

Dirt Bag Living Part 3

It’s been a while since I updated everyone on my where-abouts and what I’ve been up too.  A lot of you already know what I’ve been up to as I have found out I have some dedicated followers of my “Pic of the Day”.  I have been riding my bike a lot.  Probably a little too much.  I have been […]

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My view at Snowmass.

First Snow

I took this picture while in Snowmass Colorado.  I haven’t seen this much snow in October in a very long time.  Though this will put a dent in my mountain biking I can’t wait until it’s time to ski.

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