Wherein Fitness Is a Dangerous Thing

So I’ve been running a fair bit, training for this thing. I’ve run a bit on and off over the last few years, and the hardest bit is the first few weeks. My body wonders what it is I’m doing. It’s not that it’s tiring, but, rather, my legs aren’t used to the movement. Fitness […]

Check, Check. Is This Working?

Whoops. Guess the whole writing thing got away from me a bit. I can justify my silence here by pointing out we’ve been involved in this new church thing, and I’ve been writing about those experiences here (should you feel inclined to read about such things). The Fall passed mostly without incident, and with only […]

Playing Hooky

We stole away to Coopers on a Monday to enjoy the Indian Summer.

Why I Don’t Care About Le Tour

Yes, there’s a bike race going on in France. Many pundits thought this could be the most exciting race in some time, with Alberto Contador serving a doping ban, and Andy Schleck nursing broken bones. Cadel Evans looked primed to go for a second consecutive win, while Bradley Wiggins, Vincenzo Nibali, and a host of […]

Climbing Motivation

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New Wheels

Yes, a new scooter. Where’s the old, you ask? Funny story, that. So, the Honda was having an electrical issue, and after much wembling, Jen convinced me to take around the corner to our mechanic[1]. He said he didn’t know much about them, but would be happy to poke around when he had the time. […]


This is the Green River Coffee Company, in Green River, Utah. We needed lunch, but didn’t want to do the typical Subway/gas station food. As we cruised Main Street in Green River, this place caught my eye, and we decided to take a chance on it (I figured the worst case scenario was a single […]

The (Really) Long Road Home, Plus Random Thoughts

We are at a hotel in western Ohio. Yes, tantalizing close to home, but it’s late enough that pushing on would be silly. We meant to camp on the way back, but rain in Kansas, and thunderstorms in Ohio, have kept us in hotels. Hey, we roughed it for two weeks, so we can afford […]

Maple Canyon Photos

From Summer Road Trip 2012

SLC Rest Day

I’m currently at Rose’s Laundry, your typical college-town laundromat nestled at the foot of the university campus. This is our second rest day in Salt Lake City, and it is decidedly nicer than the first. Last week, we came to town with a cold front that ended up dumping snow in the mountains and kept […]