Wednesday, September 24, 2008


This is a "training and adventure" journal. Hot button topics like religion and politics are not (usually) raised here. Even so, consider this a "life training" post:


Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall MTB and Fishin'


Saturday I did a nice ride. Started in Mill Creek Canyon, went up Big Water to the Mid Mountain connector, across the Mid Mountain trail, got lost in the Canyons, eventually ended up at the Mine Road, up the Mine Road to top of Guardsman's, up Puke Hill, across the Crest, and back down Big Water. It rained on the PC side, but just a drizzle. I'm sure it was because Rico was fasting and praying. I ate a Cliff bar during the first hour of the ride, and rationed two gels the rest of the ride. I bonked on Puke Hill, but recovered to almost ride the Spine -- one day I'll make it. All in all it was a great fall ride. Photos taken with my phone.

Leaves are changing.

Rain on the PC side.

That's why its' called the mine road.
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Nice views of Solitude, Silver, Days, and Cardiff forks. Snow will be here soon.

After the ride, I took the kids to Strawberry reservoir where we watched spawning kokanee salmon. We also fished for a couple of hours. That's a Bonneville Cut.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

River Rats




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Allergies have prevented me from biking. That's ok since I've had some good times on the rivers with friends and family. Green (A Section), Snake (Canyon Section), and South Fork of Snake (Dam to Conant) -- in two weeks.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Dave Bergart has put together the first annual Moosecross in Victor, ID. From what I can tell, it is one of the earlier CX races this year. And a lot of effort has gone into making it a success. Support it!

Here's an email from Dave:

Hello Friends,

I wanted to let you know we are hosting the coolest cyclocross race this side of the Globe right here in Victor! It is aptly named moosecross, and will be held in conjunction with the Grand Teton Brewery's Octoberfest. Bikes and beer. Can you think of a better combination? Anyway check out the site and then sign up. Everyone receives a moosecross pint glass and a guaranteed good time. We are making this a killer event. Announcers, spectators ringing cowbells, heck we are even printing up custom course marking tape! It will be like you are racing in Europe. Never raced cross? No big deal, mountain bikes are perfect and remember Fun is the official "F" word @ moosecross. Basically it is a short track (1.2 miles) it has fun features like whoop-de-dos, and banked turns, a section where you hop off your bike and run over some barriers, as well as bike path and dirt straightaways. You'll love it. This event is not to be missed.

Check out this youtube video if you need a better idea
(don't be scared of all the lycra)

Then check out and sign up!

Hope to see you on the 20th