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CTR // Gear List

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

CTR // Gear List

Here’s my gear list for the The Colorado Trail Race. Bike build: The Reeb Sam’s Pants is the ultimate all-rounder. The idea behind this bike was to build a versatile machine for riding my home trails and dirt roads around the Colorado Front Range and for future self-powered adventures. While riding the CTR on a fully rigid bicycle isn’t an easy task, the Sam’s performed exceptionally well as I had zero mechanical failures (save worn brake pads). Frame: Reeb Sam’s Pants (hand built by master welder Chris...

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The Colorado Trail Race

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Blog | 10 comments

The Colorado Trail Race

A little over a decade ago, I spent the summer on La Reunion, a small French island off the coast of Madagascar. One weekend, I decided to circumnavigate the island on a bicycle. I borrowed my friend’s rickety, single speed cruiser and bungeed a tupperware of rice and vegetables for lunch to the rear rack. I set off at 4am to ride 250kms with the hope of making it back in time for dinner. I did little to no planning, brought no spare clothes or repair kit and figured that if it didn’t work out, I’d simply sleep on the beach and hitch a...

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Exercises In Persistence

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Exercises In Persistence

What is best about our lives -the moments when we are, as we would put it, at our happiest- is both pleasant and deeply unpleasant. Happiness is not a feeling; it is a way of being. Mark Rowlands It’s been a strange winter thus far. Storms with heavy snows, followed by stretches of 70 degree weather. One day I’m running and scrambling shirtless in the Boulder peaks, the next I’m skiing deep powder. My dog has already started shedding her winter coat. On Monday, she’s rolling around in a snowbank to cool off on our run. On Tuesday,...

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The Coastal Challenge

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Blog | 5 comments

The Coastal Challenge

San José I get to San José, late Friday evening, a day before the race. Travel was easy from Denver, with exit rows to stretch the legs, podcasts to occupy the mind, and only a brief layover in Miami. A light breeze and cool air welcome me to Costa Rica. The clement temperatures lead me to falsely believe that I might get lucky with the weather and it not be as hot on the coast as I anticipated. Having been pretty casual in my trip preparation all I know upon arrival is that I need to find the Best Western. I bump into Ian Corless at...

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Amid The Noise And The Haste

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Blog | 6 comments

Amid The Noise And The Haste

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. Max Ehrmann UTMB 2014 //...

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