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2015 Leadville 100 Race Report, Part 2: Starting Line Surprise

Five minutes before the race began, I tossed my puffy, fleecy, faux-lambswool jacket over to Katie Bolling with World Bicycle Relief. I was ready to ride, ready to race. I had not only been preparing for this race, I had been teaching clinics on how to do this race. I was prepared. And then, three minutes before the [...]

Google robot goes hiking

Boston Dynamics ATLAS robot walking over debris and in a forest. Commentary by Professor Marc Raibert, co-founder of Boston Dynamics Inc. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. I, for one, welcome our new Robot hiking overlords. :-)

The 500 mile Colorado Trail

Our new information page is up. And complete. World ? North America ? Rockies ? Colorado Trail One of the best hikes in the world Colorado Trail This is a MAJOR long distance adventure like the Pacific Crest Trail. You need do … Continue reading ?

Camping: Don’t Take It Too Seriously

It happens. With magazines touting the newest ultralight tents and sleeping bags shrinking to the size of a small… The post Camping: Don’t Take It Too Seriously appeared first on Just a Colorado Gal.

An Unusually Awesome Problem

3 weeks agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

A “Join Us Tonight” Note from Fatty: Rebecca Rusch — aka “The Queen of Pain” and I are doing a three-part webinar series on Leadville 100 racing strategy. Tonight at 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT, we’ll be talking about How to be a Leadville 100 Course Guru. This webinar will be more than an hour of details, stories, [...]

Hammocks: Continuous Ridgelines or Not?

Many hammock hangers choose a continuous ridgeline for suspending their tarps between two trees. I used this technique after buying a Warbonnet Blackbird hammock and Superfly tarp from a friend who’d set up his tarp suspension system...Show More Summary

Friday Funny 954: Skinny Riding

Here's a sweet skinny maze for you off-road lovers: Herts skinny lines from Riders Cycle Centre on Vimeo. More funny stuff on steveinaspeedo.tumblr.com. Steve in a Speedo http://iwannagetphysical.blogspot.com/

4 Secret Fears That Sabotage Your Ability to Lose Weight

last monthHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Starting a diet can be hard - and even scary. YourTango shares the four secret fears that sabotage your ability to lose weight. Face your demons and start getting on the right track. Time to figure out what's REALLY eating at you. "I'll...Show More Summary

One for the Women: a Grand Slam Grand Prize from Juliana Bicycles

last monthHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

This Monday, I’ll be starting my writeup of the 2015 Crusher in the Tushar race, which, I’m pleased to note, will include this picture of some sweet potato fries I ate the night before the race: Today, however, I want to give you a little sneak preview from a moment I experienced during the race. Because it’s [...]

Ask Me: Backpacking Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains

[Note: I received the following three similar inquiries from readers.] Hi Michael, Thank you for your thoughtful, inspiring and informative work! I hike and camp monthly with four girlfriends and once a year we go on a longer backpacking trip … Continue reading ?

19 Year Old Teen SKINNY TO SHREDDED Body Transformation

Set goals which are achievable, nothing unrealistic. Make them Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timed (SMART). Too many people set unrealistic goals and lose motivation when they don’t see quick results. -Sam SmithsonShow More Summary

restoration of the Elwha river

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

The Elwha Dam was a 108-ft (33 m) high dam located in the United States, in the state of Washington, on the Elwha River approximately 4.9 miles (7.9 km) upstream from the mouth of the river on the Strait of … Continue reading ?

my hiking gear 2015

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

by besthike editor Rick McCharles I’ve not changed my system much over the past 10yrs. Here’s how it works. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (Packing my pack. 2009) That up-to-50litre pack (.54kg | 1lbs 3oz), a Granite Gear Virga, was … Continue reading ?

The Schoolyard Showdown: My First CrossFit Comp

I don’t frequently write about CrossFit. Instead, I tend to focus more on my outdoor pursuits like trail running… The post The Schoolyard Showdown: My First CrossFit Comp appeared first on Just a Colorado Gal.

2015 Rockwell Relay Race Report, Part 9: Battles, Conclusions, and Questions

2 months agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

Previously in This, The Story That Would Not End:  Race Prediction: We Will Lose Part 0: Generosity and Bratwurst Part 1: Cold Fury Part 2: A Day in the Life Part 3: Winning When You’re Losing Part 4: The Chase Part 5: Zombies Part 6: Stop Shouting at Me Part 7: Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation Part 8: The Beginning of the End I know too much. [...]

2015 Rockwell Relay Race Report, Part 5: Zombies

2 months agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

Previously in this Story:  Race Prediction: We Will Lose Part 0: Generosity and Bratwurst Part 1: Cold Fury Part 2: A Day in the Life Part 3: Winning When You’re Losing Part 4: The Chase Each installment of this race report has had a lot of pictures. This episode, sadly, has only one: a selfie Lynette and The Hammer took shortly before [...]

International Yoga Day: The Day After

Yesterday was not only the Summer Solstice but International Yoga Day. It was also T.K.V. Desikachar's birthday. I chose to celebrate all of those wonderful occasions by not sitting in front of a desk and blogging. So I'm extending the...

2015 Rockwell Relay Race Report, Part 4: I Love the Chase

2 months agoHealth / Fitness : Fat Cyclist

Previously in this Story:  Race Prediction: We Will Lose Part 0: Generosity and Bratwurst Part 1: Cold Fury Part 2: A Day in the Life Part 3: Winning When You’re Losing A couple of days ago, The Hammer and I talked about racing. Specifically, we were talking about how much we love to race. The conversation was humming along; I thought [...]

I Am Not An Eagle

I was thinking about this saying today it it kind of made me realize how unhelpful it is. It reads: It’s hard to soar with the eagles when you’re surrounded by turkeys. The idea is that if I want to be thin, I need to hang out with people who are thin. I need to [...]

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