• Blankets

    While hiking the Appalachian Trail I was told a story from a friend and fellow hiker, Arlo.  The story was about his friend who had thru-hiked the year before us.  As I do not recall his friend’s name, lets call him Tom.  As Tom hiked north from Springer Mtn. in Georgia towards Mt. Katahdin in Maine he grew.  Not only […]

    Blankets
  • Bears, Singletrack, and Pavement

    A while back I wrote this on Facebook, “Every year I say I’m going to ride less and do more hiking, fishing or trail running, anything but riding.” So can someone explain why two out of the last three weeks I have ridden over 200 miles, climbed 25,000+, and been in the saddle more than 20 hours? Maybe the shirt […]

    My bike got very stuck in some mud.  Can't believe I didn't go over the bars.
  • Summer is here!

    I thought I’d write a little post about what has gone on this Spring/Sumer and get everyone up to date on my going ons.  The winter was long and the riding started later this year.  After being sick three times and not doing much exercise at all thing are on the up and up.  At this time the riding is […]

    Summer is here!
  • Wearing the other shoe

    Three times now I have gone into the woods for a hike.  Each time I left behind my family in the process.  One member in particular always worries the most, my mom.  So on this, Mother’s Day I thought I would let her know I have worn her shoes for once. Recently my good friend Jill Hueckman embarked on her quest […]

    Wearing the other shoe
  • 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.  She 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

Bike »

My bike got very stuck in some mud.  Can't believe I didn't go over the bars.

Bears, Singletrack, and Pavement

July 29, 2014 at 10:40 pm

A while back I wrote this on Facebook, “Every year I say I’m going to ride less and do more hiking, fishing or trail running, anything but riding.” So can...

  • Summer is here!
    Summer is here!

    I thought I’d write a little post about what has gone on this Spring/Sumer and get everyone up to date on...

    July 9, 2014 at 10:10 am
  • Wearing the other shoe
    Wearing the other shoe

    Three times now I have gone into the woods for a hike.  Each time I left behind my family in the process.  One...

    May 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm
  • Beer Can Wallets
    Beer Can Wallets

    So winter time is when I “kinda” slow down. Most winters I get out my sewing machine and get creative....

    December 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Hike »

Blankets

Blankets

September 7, 2014 at 10:15 pm

While hiking the Appalachian Trail I was told a story from a friend and fellow hiker, Arlo.  The story was about his friend who had thru-hiked the year before us.  As I...

  • Wearing the other shoe
    Wearing the other shoe

    Three times now I have gone into the woods for a hike.  Each time I left behind my family in the process.  One...

    May 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm
  • First lake in the sun.
    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....

    September 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm
  • 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

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

Mt. Sopris

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 […]

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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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