Monthly Archives: May 2018

Number Eight

You’ve tried this climb eight times. You know this because, well, Strava. The first six that little hollow got you. Last time you got that little hollow, but the rock just below the top stopped you like the bumper at … Continue reading

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The Desolation of Smaug

The macroburst that went through Connecticut two weeks ago did major damage to two of my favorite mtb parks, Gussy and Waldo. These photos are from Waldo. While there are trees down in random locations through the park, there’s one … Continue reading

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After

Scenes from rides run through my head like post-game films – Things I did right, things I did wrong. These images are like videos taken with a drone-camera; I can move the camera around for a look from any angle. … Continue reading

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Macroburst

A week ago, a tornado warning sounded on my phone. We don’t get tornadoes in Connecticut. I ignored it. Wrong. Several tornadoes and the macroburst that spawned them tore up thousands of trees and hundreds of miles of power lines … Continue reading

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Just a Postage Stamp’s Worth of Skin

It took a year and a half to get there, but yesterday I rode at Mine Hill. We averaged 3 mph over 4 miles and climbed 240 feet per mile, shattering my previous record of 194 feet per mile. Even … Continue reading

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