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Long Form: Ceiling Zero on Thirsty Peak Long Ranger

July 8th 2022 UTC

As soon as the bus pulls into Salida, I’m out the front door, heading down to the old school motel – the one at the outskirts of town with the larger than life flamingo statues, classic cars decorating the front, and rock-bottom room prices. I check in, throw my pack on the bed, then I’m out the door for dinner and to find a few forgotten necessities I’ll need for the next week. Lights out after finishing up my French fries; a 1:30 am alarm set. By 2:30am, I’m starting out from the Loaf ‘n Jug at the end of the corner, ...Continue Reading

On the Long Ranger Blog

July 4th 2022 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: GearJunkie Podcast: Justin Simoni: How to Experience ‘Radical Presence’ Click to Listen to, Podcast: Justin Simoni: How to Experience ‘Radical Presence’[*]Listen on Spotify [*]Listen on Apple PodcastJustin Simoni’s driveway is one of the loneliest places on Earth. After all, it’s been mostly empty for the last 6 years. Read More La Plata to Mt. Elbert Slowlans Segment Posted Boom! Almost done – one more section left, then ...Continue Reading

On the Long Ranger Blog

June 6th 2022 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Training Journal: 5/9/22 – 5/30/22 Recently, I took a trip to the Sawatch – my first time out into the high country – or even out of Boulder, since February. The goal was to take on Slowlans: Nolans 14, but slowly! And I decided to do it as intelligently as possible, which meant taking time off beforehand and allowing myself to recover afterwards. Read More Training Journal: 5/2/22 – 5/8/22 Missed a few weeks – too bad! They ...Continue Reading

On the Long Ranger Blog

May 2nd 2022 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Training Journal: 4/11/22 – 4/17/22 Monday Bouldering @ Movement, 2 hours Good session. Resent a new V7, so two V7s for me in this session and many V6’s. Finished off with 12 pullups in a row. Very much a lifetime PR. My arbitrary lifetime goal has been 15 (probably because I set it when I was 15!), Read More Training Journal: 4/4/22 – 4/10/22 Monday Bike Commuting, 20 milesTuesdayBouldering @ Movement, 2 hours WednesdayBike ...Continue Reading

On the Long Ranger Blog

April 4th 2022 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Training Journal: 3/28/22 – 4/3/22 Monday Bike Commuting (20 miles) Tuesday Bike Commuting (20 miles) WednesdayBouldering @ Movement, 2 hoursNew set up on the more vertical walls! Pretty tricky problems, but the grading is kinda off (mostly soft). Got a V7 in about two tries, which is real suspect. Read More LAKE COMO OR BUST! Bikepacking to a Little Bear / Blanca / Ellingwood Fastpack! Read More Training Journal: 3/21/22 ...Continue Reading

On the Long Ranger Blog

March 7th 2022 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Training Journal : 1/14/22 – 1/20/22 Monday Bike Commuting (20 miles)Bouldering @ Spot LouisvilleChallenging boulders set here, for sure. I wasn’t expecting any great performance from myself after recently doing Pikes Peak from Manitou Springs, but I had enough fun, I guess. After wandering around trying to find the perfect boulder that was engaging enough/something I could actual do in a session, I decided to check out a slab b ...Continue Reading

On the Long Ranger Blog

February 7th 2022 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Training Journal: 1/24/22 – 1/30/22 Monday Bouldering @ Movement, 2 hoursHad the intention of topping a V7 I had my eye on last time I visited the gym. It has a difficult move at the beginning, where you have to cross your arms to reach a tiny crimp. Read More Training Journal: 1/17/22 – 1/23/22 Monday Bouldering @ Movement, 2 hoursFinally sent a hard V6 I had been working on for a few sessions. The difficulty is the first mo ...Continue Reading

On the Long Ranger Blog

January 3rd 2022 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: My Five Favorite Trips of 2021 2021 was a tough year to get through – but I tried to make the best of it! Long, self-contained adventures are already my main jam, so it was easy to adapt to the topology of 2021. Here’s some of the favorite trips I took out in Colorado. Read More Training Journal: 12/20/21 – 12/26/21 Monday Bicycle Commute (20 miles) Chapman A little post work Chapman Ride to get some more mileage. So happy fo ...Continue Reading

On the Long Ranger Blog

December 6th 2021 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Training Journal: 11/28/21 – 12/5/21 Been a little lax with keeping up the online training journal. This usually means something good, like I’m busy using my time for other things. But I enjoy doing it all the same. Although weekly, I’ll start with last Sunday, since it was a Big Day: Sunday Longs Peak Duathlon: East Chimney/South FaceA good day out. Read More Longs Peak Self-Powered: East Chimney/South Face Read More Pod ...Continue Reading

On the Long Ranger Blog

November 8th 2021 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Vlog: The Most Dangerous Ridge in the Sawatch: Birthday Peak to Mt. Harvard Read More iRunFar: Trailhead Vehicles: Justin Simoni and His Bicycles I talk to Alex Potter over at iRunFar about my love affair with bicycles and how I use them to get the trailheads to run the trails in their Trailhead Vehicles series! Give it a read and make sure to follow them for their excellent race/running culture coverage! Read More Mounta ...Continue Reading

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