Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What Time Is It?

It's game time.

Nuggets and Lakers start tonight. I'm so excited that I can hardly stand it!

Lakers are going down...

Chris 'the birdman' Andersen rules.

Nuggets in seven.


Friday, May 15, 2009


SpadOut - Sports Adventures Outdoors.

What is it? It's a website that tracks prices, reviews, and popularity of outdoor gear. Basically, type in the gear and the website lists the prices for the various on-line retailers.

The SpadOut website also includes an on-line magazine and I'm pleased to say that I am one of the writers. I now have an outlet for my geeked-out analysis of gear!

Here's my article on the ins and outs of solar charging on the road:http://www.spadout.com/a/solar-powered-people/

If you have a little free time, or are in need of some gear, check out the site here.

Happy Friday,


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

World's Greatest

In keeping up with events and happenings in Eagle County, I just ran across this post on the Vail Valley Foundation's blog. They are getting ready for the Teva Games and shared some awesome footage of one of my favorite trails - World's Greatest. Enjoy!

Here's to sweet singletrack!

Monday, May 11, 2009




In preparation for the Colorado Trail, Chris and I participated in an endurance race over the weekend. Just to make it challenging, we rode our singlespeeds instead of geared bikes. More of just an event for us, the 'race' was staged at Bear Creek Lake Park, our current home track.

When we arrived at registration on Saturday morning, I was surprised to receive a number plate marked '1'. I believe this honor is normally reserved for the winner of last year's race and I felt like I should have been wearing yellow instead of bright blue. Anyhow, I displayed the number proudly. It certainly represented my entire experience; one speed, alone in my class, and eventually, the winner (just of my class, not the race). In the end I was toast, but thankful that I had finished. I can now mark number 14 of my life list: ride endurance race on singlespeed.

Happy Monday,


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Colorado Hut Trip

We had our first Colorado hut trip over the weekend. Lindley Hut was the destination - just a four mile snowshoe in from Ashcroft. Lindley is part of the Alfred Braun Memorial hut system - the first Colorado system oriented toward skiing. The structure was first built in the early 1950s and then later rebuilt after a fire.
A hut trip is an excellent way to get into the Colorado backcountry when there is still snow on the ground. You don't need much more than a sleeping bag and a good book. We definitely had more food than gear and spent Saturday afternoon playing lively games of Yahtzee! and eating tasty hors devours.

Here's to the beauty and grandeur of the Colorado mountains,

Monday, May 04, 2009

The Office

Got a new chair for my waiting room...

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "doing business"...

Happy Monday,