March 2007 - Posts

GLR Recon

All the goods are in:  racks, waterproof panniers, packs, hydration systems, lightweight bivy gear, GPS, maps.  Now, how does all this stuff a) fit on a bike, and b) work? Time to find out! The middle section of the Grand Loop Race is the Read More

Technical difficulties

My camera is dead.  Is it any coincidence the last picture taken was this one? I think not. Read More

Rim Ride Moab: the new classic

As Fred W and I stood waiting for the start of Old Pueblo this year he was telling me about a different epic ride a month later in Moab.  It was hard to think of doing the RimRide 2 minutes before starting a 24 hour effort...all I could think Read More

Outfoxed at the RimRide

Quickie update from the Mondo Cafe here in Moab - the RimRide was a blast...and made even more epic by yet another storm of the century.  Whoever said Moab is a desert is just plain wrong!  At least on race day... Turnout was good - around Read More

Quack Quack Quack

Those ducks are making a lot of noise but not sure they are all getting in a row quite yet, but I'm pushing them in that direction.  With a head full of new stuff, here's the sampler: Navigation.  'Tis a big deal for GLR and Scott Morris did Read More

Enjoying global warming

At least for now.  As anyone who's been around here long knows winter is coming back...but for now it's tough to beat 70F in March.  That's overtraining weather!  It's been warm and dry long enough that it's time to check out some dirt Read More

MTB the Grand Canyon?

A couple weeks back a story in the local paper mentioned 3 guys that rode their bikes into Grand Canyon national park on trails reserved for foot & mule traffic.  The NPS was sufficiently pissed to chase them down in Tucson at the 24 hours in Read More

Overnight Revelations

The past week I've been in Backcountry Experience no less than 4 times.  The 3rd time one of the guys that work there saw me walk in the door and exclaimed "Buy me backpacking now!"  OK, so he didn't get the specifics right.  Bikepacking Read More


There are some incredible stories coming out of Alaska right now.  The Iditarod trail race is a 350 or 1100 mile winter race through the heart of Alaska - in winter!  Mode of travel is optional.  Some bike, some run, some ski.  Read More