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Stress Echocardiogram - Really doc, my ticker is OK
Sunday, June 17, 2012      25 comments

Part 1: Serious Chest Congestion Since March of this year I have had an elephant sitting on my chest. I have been coughing and wheezing a lot. I tired quickly and had no zip. My doctor prescribed antibiotics, steroid inhalers, Musinex ... Read more
Ultra Stumpy and Me at Buffalo Creek - How Bad Can it Be?
Monday, April 23, 2012      17 comments

Part 1: No Trail Building I got to the Miller Gulch trailhead just in time to see a group of mountain bikers take off like shot out of cannons. Most were wearing camelbacks, but that was it. These folks had camped at the trailhead and too... Read more
Joining a Mountain Bike Club and Building Trails
Friday, April 20, 2012      7 comments

Part 1: Joining the International Mountain Bike Association As my interest in Mountain Biking has grown, I decided it was time to join a club full of people as crazy as me. First I joined the International Mountain Bike Association, then ... Read more
Cannot Sell Little Stumpy
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      9 comments

Part 1: Little Stumpy The guy at work that wants buy my Stumpjumper Comp hardtail didn't blink twice when I quoted a price of $1,200. He likes Little Stumpy. He test rode Little Stumpy and commented that that Little Stumpy seemed as fast... Read more
Pushing Ultra Stumpy
Saturday, April 14, 2012      14 comments

Part 1: Pushing Ultra Stumpy - Rocky and Steep On Thursday and Friday, Jason, my co-worker and me hit South Table Mountain in Golden, Colorado during our lunch break. South Table Mountain is an extinct basaltic volcano and is a favorite a... Read more
First Ride On My New Bike
Monday, April 09, 2012      16 comments

Part 1: No Guilt - Maybe Just a Little I had decided to use my burning desire for the ultimate mountain bike as incentive to get to my goal weight. My last blog shows that I have no resistance to the siren song of a cool new bike. I had b... Read more
My New Bike
Sunday, April 08, 2012      7 comments

Part 1: Rule #12 - The correct number of bikes to own is n+1. For those of you that detested algebra, the statement "n+1" translates into "one more". Here is a link to The Rules. www.velominati.com/the-r
ules/ ... Read more
Races and Super Stumpy
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      9 comments

Part 1: Upcoming Races On May 5th I kick off the season with the Long Scraggy 4.25 mile trail race. On May 12th I will run the Lake George Flatlander 5K. That is as far as my race planning goes. My oldest son is happy that he gets to def... Read more
Mean Beaver 5k Race Director Update
Monday, March 26, 2012      15 comments

Part 1: Insane Beaver When I decided to put on a 5K trail race I read everything I could about being a race director. I have assisted putting on the Long Scraggy race for three years. I talked to other race directors. The one thing that a... Read more
Princess Half Marathon Results - No Tutus - Photos to Follow
Sunday, February 26, 2012      17 comments

Part 1: Long History Last August my wife, Annette, accepted an invitation from her cousin Anne to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Anne and her girl buddies had big plans to dress in pink tutus, poke along, and take many photos along... Read more
Random Facts: A-Z (Thank you NATPLUMMER)
Saturday, February 25, 2012      12 comments

A. Age: 54 B. Bed size: King C. Chore that you hate: Scooping Dog Poop D. Dogs: Beagle named Lucas E. Essential start to your day: Very Strong Coffee F. Favorite color: Red G. Gold or Silver: Gold H. He... Read more
First Trail Races of 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      14 comments

Mountain racing season is just around the corner! Just two months away! I already have two of my favorite races scheduled, which are the Long Scraggy and Lake George Flatlander. I have participated in both these races since they were first he... Read more
Kettlebells, Spinning and Fighting a Cold
Sunday, February 19, 2012      6 comments

PART 1: I Don't Do Exercise Classes I have never been much interested in taking any kind of exercise class. Many years ago, when I last belonged to a gym, the only exercise class that was available was called Aerobics. Ninety percent of p... Read more
Mean Beaver 5K - September 15, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012      12 comments

Part 1: Vote Recount (hanging chads) The votes are in! My SparkFriends were unanimously in favor of the Happy Beaver road and trail race. I also canvassed my running friends regarding the race they would prefer. They cast their votes fo... Read more
Organizing the Beaver Ranch 5K - Mean or Happy Race? Help me decide!
Sunday, February 12, 2012      13 comments

Organizing a 5K Race I have the ball rolling for hosting a 5K race at Beaver Ranch this summer. I am working through the details with the executive director of Beaver Ranch. I really enjoy running in Colorado mountains and particularly e... Read more

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