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August 2nd 2021 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Route Network: Quandary Peak Posted [*]Route Network: Quandary PeakThe most popular trailheads in Colorado are getting harder to access by car. Timed entry systems, exorbitant parking fees, and inflexible shuttles are making things more difficult to access our Public Lands. There is a simple solution to bypass these problems. Read More Training Journal: 7/12/21 – 7/18/21 Monday Sneffels via Southwest RidgeI’ve been meaning to ...Continue Reading

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July 5th 2021 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Training Journal – 6/21/21 – 6/27/21 Monday RestTuesday Bouldering @ Movement, 2 hoursWednesday Continental Ridge Hike from Independence PassBig day out! Starting from Indy Pass, B. and I hiked to Red Mountain about 9 miles south to Red Mountain. The high point was Grizzly Peak A – a Centennial, which was nice to refresh my knowledge of. Read More Training Journal – 6/14/21 – 6/20/21 Monday + Tuesday Yale + ColumbiaYale via t ...Continue Reading

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June 7th 2021 UTC

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 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! Read More Training Journal – 5/24/21 – 5/30/21 MondayRestSunday’s effort was worth a little rest. Tuesday Bouldering @ ...Continue Reading

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May 3rd 2021 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: TX Guide Leather vs. TX 3 Sizing I was picking something up at the La Sportiva Factory Retail Store (the new Karakal!) after climbing, and finally had the opportunity to try on the new TX Guide Leather. I’ve been really interested in the new TX Guide since seeing them at OR, but even just holding the display shoe in my hand, I knew right away it was going to be too narrow for my foot. Read More La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid ...Continue Reading

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April 5th 2021 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: 2019 Salsa Journeyman Apex 1 700c OEM Replacement Parts List For the 2019 Salsa Journeyman Apex 1 700c build. [*]Manufacturer’s Page[*]My ReviewComments/Corrections certainly welcomed. Drivetrain SRAM PG-1130 11-Speed 11-42 Cassette[*]UPC: 710845782961Purchase REI | AmazonDo NOT get the, “NX” version. 2019 Journeyman has a very traditional/old school 135mm QR hub and DOES NOT use a SRAM XD or XDR driver. Read More Until next t ...Continue Reading

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March 8th 2021 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Future Adventures: Traversing the Continental Divide Ridge Across the Sawatch I love drawing lines on maps and dreaming of sufferfests to do. I seem to squeeze out the most enjoyment from long ridge runs. I love being up high, teetering on top of a knife edge between two drainages, without the need of a trail to follow, yet having an obvious route in front of me. Read More Until next time,Long May You Range! ...Continue Reading

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February 8th 2021 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Segment #5 posted – Bikepacking to the Colorado 14ers: Front Range; Draft of Entire Front Range Route Finished! I’ve released my first draft of Segment #5 of the Front Range bikepacking guide to the CO 14ers:Tour 14er Front Range Segment 5Segment #5 takes you from the East Longs Peak TH back to the beginning in Golden, CO via Lyons + Boulder, CO. Read More Segment #4 posted – Bikepacking to the Colorado 14ers: Front Range I’v ...Continue Reading

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January 4th 2021 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Vanishing Point Project Pages Up! The Milner to Berthound Pass Continental Divide Ridge Traverse Fastpack was one of my biggest and proudest projects of 2020. Like the L.A. Freeway route, I think we’re going to see a lot of interest from people wanting to take it on in 2021 and beyond. Read More Praxis – 12/28/20 Inspiration, discussion starters, wanderings, and amusements: A small interview with Joe Tonsager of JPaksJoe make ...Continue Reading

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December 7th 2020 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Training Journal – 11/16/20 – 11/22/20 Monday Rest. Tuesday Bouldering @ Movement, ~2 hoursWednesday Rest.Thursday Bouldering @ Movement, ~2 hoursFriday Ride up Deer TrailJust a nice ride before work. Getting used to my new schedule and one less responsibility in my life, so now morning stuff is doable. Read More Training Journal – 11/9/20 – 11/15/20 A pretty frustrating week. The body is just so incredibly tight and isn’t ha ...Continue Reading

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November 2nd 2020 UTC

Howdy Everyone,It's the first Monday of the month! Here's what's been happening on the blog: Training Journal – 10/26/20 – 11/1/20 Monday Rest (mostly)A small snowy bike ride home, and then I just hung out keeping warm. Tuesday Climbing @ Movement, 2 hoursA good session with Chris – I’m not sure though if I managed anything I’m proud of. I’m struggling on the lead wall – even a 10d is giving me fits. Read More Faster Fastpack Packing Fastpacking differs from ultralight backpacking to me (although the line is indeed b ...Continue Reading
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