Happy Father’s Day

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Because there’s no out-fishing your dad…

Benetton and Micro-credit

Friday, June 13th, 2008

I’m excited about the cover story I wrote for the latest issue of Outside’s Go. It’s a profile of Alessandro Benetton, heir to the Benetton empire and a Harvard Business School-educated economic savant, but what’s so inspiring about Benetton is his true commitment to socially responsible business. He studied with Michael Porter at HBS in […]

More Fun in Fruita

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Here’s a little video from my favorite ride at Frutia—a figure eight loop up More Fun, down Lyons, up over Mack Ridge and back down the road to the parking lot. It’s challenging in spots but never too difficult, the climbs were built for bikes, and it’s hard to beat the view…

Honing the Blade

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

I don’t write for the Mountain Gazette for the money, but rather, because they let me write about chainsaws… LINK

Gear Testing in Spring Powder

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

We closed out the season up at Eldora testing gear for the Outside Buyer’s Guide and enjoying some April powder. For this little excursion out the gates and into the backcountry we tested brand new Karhu Storms, Movement Goliaths, and Atomic RT86s. We also donned Marmot and Arc’teryx hard shells and a Nau soft shell. […]

National Poetry Month

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

It’s National Poetry Month and Radha and I are taking on Robert Lee Brewer’s challenge to write one poem a day (he even suggests two for Tuesdays for true freaks) for the month of April. The challenge, as well as fantastic content on how to write and publish poetry, is posted on Brewer’s site Poetic […]

Backpacker Hot Springs Extravaganza

Friday, March 28th, 2008

I was happy to write the hot-springs service package in this month’s Backpacker. My only gripe? Backbone Media’s Nate Simmons is lounging in a thermal pool in Iceland on the cover instead of me… I have been to my fair share of hot springs, however, and some of my favorites got cut from the piece […]

Mud Slinging in Bike

Friday, March 28th, 2008

I wrote a “Crucible” feature in the latest issue of BIKE (the 15th anniversary issue, on stands now). The story revolves around a trip to the Abajo Mountains south of Moab that was almost sabotaged by our guide. If you have any interest in seeing my mud-splattered legs, pick it up. I’d also recommend you […]

Congressman King Goes Cavafy

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Congressman Steve King (R-IA) has declared that if Barack Obama wins the presidency, the terrorists will be “dancing in the streets.” King has posted a confirmation on his Web site that the terrorists will “rejoice.” I offer a response from Greek poet Constatine Cavafy, written in 1904. Read it as you will. Waiting for the […]

Bike There, Google

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Take a moment to sign this online petition asking Google to add a “Bike There” option alongside the “Drive There” and “Take Public Transportation” features on Google Maps.