Camp Lynda Dates

Camp Lynda will be January 12-14th. That is a Saturday thru Monday. My kids get out of school early on Friday sooo everybody else must work their schedule around that ;-) The camp will be self supported. No entry fee, no I Survived Camp Lynda t-shirt (unless you make one with your own blood :-) Everyday […]

Halloween Decisions

Pink is a given. Power Ranger or butterfly. Hard choice… Why not both… Emma has some cool kindergarten teachers. They all dressed as cheerleaders yesterday. They were really funny. Ninjas are hard to catch on film. Except in that moment before the hiiiyyahhhh. Late afternoon candy bonk. Happens to the best of us…Stomping feet and […]


To quote Curiak, “a challenge is something I’m not quite sure I can do.”  This Trans Utah concept is becoming a challenge in many ways. The original concept was to have something that would make a good shakedown roughly 2 months prior to GDR.  Big problems with that though:  it limits elevation to ~ 7k’ […]


…as in no control.  And no power meter.  Ain’t the “off season” grand? This weekend there’s a big group doing the White Rim.  I was going to join them but when I realized it would mean 15 hours of driving and 8 hours of riding that just seemed out of balance.  Besides that, I’m gripped […]

Camp Lynda

St George is a great place to ride in the winter, well unless it is raining. Binge training is one of my fav things to do. I wanna share both, hence Camp Lynda. Come down to the desert and ride yourself silly for a few days. Go home so tired you can’t think straight. Sound good? You’re […]

My 24 Hours of Adrenaline experience

This may be taken as a rant.  It will almost certainly result in a ban from 24 hours of adrenaline events.  So be it, this story must escape… Last December I registered for their 24 hour worlds solo event.  In recovery mode from the first injury, I was looking for a solid goal.  Perfect. Fast […]

Off the grid

What a constrast.  Last weekend was a struggle within; this weekend was a purely, deliciously, physical struggle. Post Moab recovery took about 2 days.  I built a SS out of my old Trek 9.8 hardtail – I had the parts in the garage to get it done and within 2 hours of motivating I had […]

Fall and 55ers

Fall in the desert is really a second spring time. New flowers bloom. Weather is perfect for being outside. A time to play new games. To do a few things differently. Kidz started Hot Shots tennis. I don’t think Emma hit a ball once and left telling me she was a tennis champion. She is so […]