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Just Like Peddling a Bulldozer – Fat Bike Riding in the Snow

Monday, November 17, 2014      18 comments

Part 1: No Offseason Most of my riding buddies have put away their bikes and are doing offseason conditioning. You know, boring stuff like, elliptical trainers, treadmills and indoor cycling. I have a good indoor cycling trainer and an el... Read more

Lost Blog: Weight Loss Gimmicks

Friday, November 07, 2014      12 comments

Introduction During the five years that I have been on SparkPeople, I have composed several blogs, that for one reason or another, I never posted. I have decided to post a few of the "Lost Blogs". Lost Blog: February 9, 2010 - Wei... Read more

Monarch Crest Trail System - Mountain Biking on The Ragged Edge

Monday, September 22, 2014      11 comments

Part 1: Planning an Epic Ride On Wednesday, September 17th, myself and my three mountain biking buddies, Jason Andrew and Steve, lost our collective minds and decided to ride Monarch Crest. More specifically, our plans included: (1)... Read more

Drug Dealers for Bike Junkies - Santa Cruz Bronson Fix

Monday, September 01, 2014      11 comments

Part 1: One Percent Not so long ago, I was thinking a Pivot Mach 6 could be a good addition to my stable. The Pivot Mach 6 is a bonafide mountain ripper. The P... Read more

I spend most of my money on bikes and beer. The rest I just waste!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014      19 comments

Part 1: Bikes, Bikes and More Bikes I just have to face facts. I am a mountain biker. I like the smell of a pine forest. I love the feeling of dropping like a rock down steep trail. I enjoy the challenge of switchbacks and the wonderful f... Read more

Official Fitness Test

Monday, July 28, 2014      12 comments

Part 1: Football Officials Fitness Test Although I am not sure why, I have been a high school football official for 16 years. For the first 14 of those 16 years, the Colorado Football Official Association ("CFOA") pretty much ignored phy... Read more

Of course you hurt, it's supposed to hurt. So keep pedalling!

Monday, July 07, 2014      14 comments

Part 1: A Bicycle is a Unicycle with a Training Wheel When I was 14 years-old I decided I wanted to work on my balance. I bought a Schwinn unicycle with proceeds from my paper route. I had no idea how to ride a unicycle. I had even less ... Read more

Bike Ride Back to the Past

Tuesday, June 24, 2014      10 comments

Part 1: A Little History On January 29th I had reconstructive ankle surgery that took a lot out of me. I was in a cast for 6 weeks, which seemed like an eternity. After the cast came off, I had 8 weeks of physical therapy. I finally go... Read more

Rehab, Run, Ride, Lift and Track - Sounds Easy

Saturday, June 14, 2014      10 comments

Part 1: Fighting to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape I know exactly the time and date that I was last in great shape. On August 19th 2011 at 12:00pm I was standing at the starting line of the Leadville 10k. This race is billed as "The Hi... Read more

A Bike Trail with No Name - Riding Big Nimby

Sunday, June 01, 2014      5 comments

Part 1: No Name Trail Glenwood Canyon was cut by the mighty Colorado River. Years ago there was a town of "No Name", which is now a rest stop. In Spaghetti Western... Read more

Part 2: Renewing a 2007 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro Disc - Little Stumpy is done!

Thursday, May 29, 2014      6 comments

Background In 2012, the major bike manufactures stop producing high-end 26" wheeled mountain bikes. Currently, 99% of mountain bikes for sale in 2014 come with 29" or 27.5" wheels. Bike industry experts predict that even tires for 26" ... Read more

Part 1: Renewing a 2007 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro DIsc - Little Stumpy Touch-up Paint

Wednesday, May 14, 2014      9 comments

Part 1: Justifying an Irrational Decision - Rebuilding a Bike Ready for the Scrap Heap I tend to write very long blogs. I really appreciate when my Spark Friends can actually make it through one of my meandering blogs - and still have the ... Read more

Bike Junkies Fest - You Have to Be Tough if You are Going to Be Stupid

Thursday, May 08, 2014      17 comments

Part 1: Favorite Bike Shop I have never been in a bike shop that I didn't like. But some are better than others. My favorite bike shop is in Golden, Colorado. The people that work there remember your name. They only stock bikes that they... Read more

Death Throes of the 26 and Little Stumpy

Sunday, April 27, 2014      11 comments

Part 1: The Epoch of the 26" Mountain Bike (1981 to 2011) ep·och (noun) A particular period of time marked by distinctive features, events, etc. Once upon a time, all mountain bikes had 26" wheels. The first production mountain bike w... Read more

Physical Therapy and Mean Little Stumpy

Wednesday, March 12, 2014      16 comments

PART 1: Six Casts in Five Weeks I had reconstructive surgery on my right ankle on January 29th. On March 3rd I went into the orthopedic office to get refitted for a cast. My 6th cast had cracked. Read more

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