It’s getting controversial today in the “Sports, sports, sports, is your whole life just sports,” column. The title of this column, along with the opening phrase of this article, by the way, pay homage to Dan “the Common Man” Cole, a sports talk radio personality on KFAN, a Minnesota sports talk radio station. His esoteric approach […]Read More ESPN’s Body Issue turns 10 today….it’s getting controversial
I am a bargain shopper. I will scour the internet for months looking and waiting for the best deal on items that I want. In fact, I almost never pull the trigger on anything unless it is at least 50% off of retail. So, I’m always asking the question, “how much does it cost.” So […]Read More What’s the Cost?
Shortly after the Leadville Loppet, I decided that since I was having so much fun in my new sport and desired to visit as many of the nordic centers in my area as possible, to sign up for the Snow Mountain Stampede at YMCA of the Rockies in Granby. I kept my training volume high […]Read More Keep the Dream Alive: March and the Death March
Alley Loop Marathon week (see previous entry for Sunday-Friday. Wk 6 (of 2018) R – 55 miles/ S – 3 hours/ Bike – 10 hours / Total: 19 hours The week after the Alley loop started off with me feeling a little bit congested and other the weather. Not bad enough to miss any school or […]Read More Keep the Dream Alive: February part 2
The month of January ended at the Colorado Elementary All State Honor Choir, an event that started with a mini bus full of 6 students, my wife, and the bus driver’s wife, pulling out of the school parking lot at 5:00 AM. Even at that hour, all six kids were singing on the way out […]Read More Keep the Dream Alive: February Part 1 – Crested Butte Alley Loop 42k
2018 is upon us and my goals for athletics are high. I’ve always enjoyed the beginning of the year – a time to reflect on what was accomplished in the past year and set new bars for the coming. It’s a clean slate. Every year, Christie and I write out massive lists of goals for […]Read More Keep the Dream Alive: January
Pinos Creek road was on the bucket list for me to attempt to rollerski after I drove it last summer on the way to the gravel roads and hiking trails that are beyond it. The first 11.5 miles or so are paved, after which a precarious gravel road continues on for many more miles, […]Read More Pinos Creek Road, Del Norte Colorado – Rollerski adventure route review
https://newatlas.com/unwaxed-skis-work-better/15402/ Review of study to come…..Read More WHAT?! Don’t wax your skis anymore I guess….
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If you live in Colorado, you are aware of the different ‘hubs’ of athletic training and pursuit – Boulder (triathlon, cycling, running), Colorado Springs (Olympic Training Center), Steamboat Springs (nordic combined, ski jumping), Aspen and Vail (alpine, freestyle), Durango, Gunnison, Leadville (mountain biking, ultra-marathoning)….and Alamosa (collegiate distance running and rollerskiing). Wait….what was that last thing? […]Read More Rollerski Alamosa, Colorado