On the Long Ranger Blog

 
From: "Long Ranger Express" <me@PROTECTED>
Subject: On the Long Ranger Blog
Date: June 7th 2021

Howdy Everyone,

It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog:

Magicshine Monteer 6500S Zeus Unboxing + Initial Impressions

The Magicshine Monteer 6500S light unit

I’ve used incredibly bright lights, but the Monteer 6500S Zeus by Magicshine.us is in a completely different class! Pushing out a max of 6500 lumens, this light not only betters any other bicycle light I’ve ever used, it rivals many car headlights!

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Training Journal – 5/24/21 – 5/30/21

Summit of Quandary Peak

Monday

Rest

Sunday’s effort was worth a little rest.

Tuesday

Bouldering @ Movement, 2 hours

Nothing special to note – just crushing it in my mild manner’d way, like ya do.

Wednesday

Frisco Transit Center to Quandary Peak TH

This day did not go as planned.

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Running a 14,000′ mountain like a track workout: Quandary Peak Laps



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Training Journal – 5/17/21 – 5/23/21

One of the more exciting points on Free For All

Monday

Bouldering @ Movement, 2 hours

Got the V5! (much rejoicing). Must of felt good and was that .1% stronger. Warmed up by doing all the crimpy V5/V6 problems in the gym. Finished the day with ~4 V6s – all I’ve done before.

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Training Journal – 5/10/21 – 5/16/21

View out west from Green Mountain are quite nice

Monday

Bouldering @ Movement, 2 hours

Tuesday

Green Mountain x2

4kg weighted carry up, then I dropped the weight to run comfortably down. I think running down is just more efficient for training, and your heart rate stays up when you’re motoring.

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Gotchas When Estimating Trip Elevation Gain/Loss in Caltopo

The Crux of the Sawatch Continental Divide ridge traverse (in red)

I’ve been planning my future Sawatch adventure and the more I looked at it, the more I realize that the reputation of the Sawatch being full of gentle heaps of talus hills and nothing else is only true if you decide to ignore some nightmare ridges just off to the side from the more popular 14ers.

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2021 Sun Shirts

OutdoorGearLab Sun shirts

My survey of eleven different sun shirts is up at OutdoorGearLab – have a read:



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Training Journal – 5/3/21 – 5/9/21

Monday

Rest

Tuesday

Green x2

Although the sky threatened, I kept fairly dry. Did the usual route up to Gregory Pass, below the First, then up behind the First to the summit of Green, then down Greenman/Saddle/Amphi.

Second lap started up Saddle Rock.

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Until next time,

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