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Tube Tied

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Daily Blog, Random, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tube Tied

I love my wife. Valentines Day is more than just a day for cards and candy for us. It serves as the anniversary of the day we met 19 years ago. Because of that I wanted to get her something really special this year. The idea of a vasectomy wasn’t a total surprise. We had talked about it since our son was born. We started having kids late so after the last pregnancy we were 39 and when I calculate my age as the children age the math doesn’t seem to go in my favor. I have a lot of work to do to be able to out ski, bike, or smart the kids for the majority of their childhood. Before they allow...

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Head Over Heels . . .

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 in Daily Blog | Comments Off

Head Over Heels . . .

When people ask how I got into telemark skiing, I have to be honest and say “chasing a girl”. I met the woman who would become my wife during the summer season. We were guiding rivers and somehow I convinced her that I was fit for a season fling. At the end of the season I convinced her that maybe our relationship had a little more to offer. It became apparent that to make that possible I would have to step up my winter game. Not that I didn’t have some game, it’s just that winter was the season in which the woman who had been suckered into the position of my girlfriend was most...

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Managing Expectations

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Daily Blog, Random | Comments Off

Managing Expectations

I am not normally one for New Years Resolutions, but I have decided to make one for 2012. My resolution: To manage my expectations. As someone who loves outdoor activities, I am looking forward to doing the things I love with my kids. Sometimes I find it hard to wait for the kids to be able to participate. Though, in all honesty, my impatience could be due, in part, to my desire to ski something besides the bunny slope at Purgatory. Don’t get me wrong, I love skiing with my daughter, but sometimes that 100 vertical feet really does feel like a type of purgatory. The thing of it is, my...

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A True Epic

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Daily Blog | Comments Off

A True Epic

It is one of the most spectacular rides in Colorado. It extends for over 20 miles, crosses a pass at 11,700 feet, drops about 100 feet in an 1/8th of a mile, rolls through scree fields, and ends with a screaming single track. Where you start the climb on the Kennebec Pass ride through the La Platas to the top of the pass is up to you. I usually launch about half way up the dirt forest service road. That makes picking up the truck easier on the tail end of the ride, but adds several miles of riding, climbing nearly 2,000 feet of elevation on a loose dirt road before you get to the top of the...

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Life on the Edge

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Bike Shops, Daily Blog, Our Favorites | 2 comments

Life on the Edge

My wife recently released me for a 3 day weekend, allowing me the opportunity to take a trip north to the mountain biker promised land of Fruita and a 4 to 5 hour ride on the Edge Loop. Fall was rapidly giving way to winter. I tossed an invite to the usual scoundrels but was able only to wrangle up one cohort for the expedition. The launch time was delayed because I wanted to catch my daughters last soccer game. When the game wrapped up I caught up with my riding partner at the house. We loaded the bikes and hit the road north. We got into the camp at around 9:00pm. I popped the top on the...

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