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You look like a runner….

You look like a runner….

I’ve always been told I have a runners build but I never got into running.  Well, that was until now.  After 20 something years of racing and riding bicycles I’ve grown tired of it and lack general motivation.  I decided I’d try something new and running is it. I won’t completely give up my cycling, since after all it’s my […]

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The Pain Locker, Cyclocross

The Pain Locker, Cyclocross

I first raced cyclocross back in New England around 1998.  I had an Bianchi Cross Project.  It was steel and the fork flexed like you wouldn’t believe.  I wasn’t taken it by cross as a discipline at first.  The New England winters are bitter cold and I can still feel the cold in my rough coughing lungs and numb fingers. […]

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Backcountry Pizza

Backcountry Pizza

Ingredients: Boboli Pizza Crust or flour tortilla* Boboli Pizza Sauce (or sauce of your choice.  If you have food saver figure out how much sauce you need and make bags with that amount) Vegetables of your choice. (pepperoni, fresh garlic, mushrooms, and other vegetables you don’t have to cook separately work best.) Mozzarella Cheese (use the food saver again if […]

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Granite Mountain

This past winter I climbed Granite Mountain for the second time.  It was a beautiful day as you can see from these videos. Enjoy!

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Stevens to Snoqualmie Pass 2005

Even though this is an old trail report I wanted it here on my post as a reference for you the reader. I started on a Friday night around 6:30 pm, Labor Day Weekend.  My first goal was to reach Trap Pass, 13 miles in to my hike.  I arrived at Trap Pass around 10:30 PM and was asleep by […]

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Snow! Not now but then.

Snow! Not now but then.

When ski season approaches they’ll be plenty of skate skiing talk and pictures.  This is from the Iron Horse Trail last season.

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Necklace Valley Hike

Necklace Valley Hike

I’ve been to Necklace Valley twice now.  This hike was number #2.  The first time I went I attempted to climb the head wall at the top of the valley but without crampons or an ice axe I was destined to hurt myself so I made the decision to turn back.  My goal was just to reach the top. Top […]

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The Scatman Story

The Scatman Story The story begins with me taking my first shower at the Blue Patch, the first hostel on the Appalachian Trail. I had now been on the trail for eight days. My thighs were already red and raw from wearing my rain pants for days on end. Also like Austin Powers said I needed a little Hows your […]

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