2022 Biking year in review

This year was another great year for me when it came to biking. Although I had to take a break in the middle, due to…

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2022 Running year in review

This year was a bit of a “lumpy” year when it came to my fitness. With a surgery scheduled in July (and COVID), and the…

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Layering in winter

Living in a cold weather area you need to be prepared for different weather conditions if you want to be outside and active. It’s not…

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2021 Running Year in Review

Although this year felt like it was an ‘off’ year, I still managed to put up a lot of miles on foot. This will be…

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2021 Biking Year in Review

Once again 2021 proved to a bigger than normal year for me when it came to biking. I didn’t top my 2020 stats, but it…

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Well that was dumb…

Because of the adventures I like to take via bike, I put a rear rack on almost every bike when I get it. I procrastinated…

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The end of the GravelKings….

In my first impressions post I talked about the weird issues of the Panaracer GravelKing SK+ tires and concrete with grooves in it. In the…

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The Journey to Tubeless

Last winter I decided to try going tubeless on my fat bike, and had mixed results. I knew that the tires I was using were…

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Sidelined by smoke

Today was only the second time I’ve run since the Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon a couple weeks ago. It’s not that I haven’t had plans…

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Parenting adults

Now that all of my kids are adults, parenting takes on a different feeling. Gone are the days when you’re scolding or cajoling because someone…

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A short North Shore trip

I love the north shore of Lake Superior, and given that it’s been a rough few weeks in the Twin Cities, I was looking forward…

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Making 2021 plans

For the first time in a while I’m feeling really hopeful that we’re on the back-side of this pandemic. Vaccines are rolling out, case numbers…

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My tubeless adventure

In the biking world there are a few topics that will provoke a massive discussion. Frame material and “definition of a gravel bike” are two…

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2020 Biking Year in Review

It’s time once again for my yearly review wrap-ups. Starting as always with my biking year in review! Despite everything bad that happened in 2020,…

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Staying active in the dark

It never fails. Every year around this time my activity levels drop like a rock and I find I need to re-motivate myself to keep…

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A little documentary work

My wife decided to do a tour of regional park reserves, and set about planning a 3 day, two night, bikepacking trip to visit them…

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Camping in the rain

This weekend we hit Kilen Woods State Park. It’s a small little park south of Windom that was recommended to us by a friend. It’s…

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Back to running

It’s been a couple months since I was able to really run, thanks to a broken toe. I finally passed the 6 week point and…

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Crossing the Mississippi

The Mississippi’s mighty. But it starts in Minnesota. At a place that you can walk across with five steps down.Indigo Girls (Ghost) I’ve lived in…

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The story of a toe

A couple of weeks ago I had an unfortunate run-in with a dumbbell. Not the kind currently trying to take over social media, but the…

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#30daysofbiking… complete!

For the first year since I had heard about this challenge, I managed to get it done. If you’re not familiar, #30daysofbiking is a challenge…

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International Wolf Center

I’ve always wanted to visit the northern Minnesota town of Ely. As a kid I knew plenty of people who went up north to the…

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An unexpected adventure

This past week didn’t turn out quite the way that I had planned. After we got done with our race, I got sick. We were…

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A decade of running

January of 2010 was the start. It’s hard to believe that it was so long ago, but the end of 2019 also marks the end…

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2019 Running Year in Review

The year 2019 is my tenth year of running, and is seems appropriate that I celebrate that milestone with a bang. I’ll be writing a…

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2019 Biking Year in Review

It’s time once again for my annual wrap-up of my running and biking adventures for the year. This year marked a huge change in my…

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Fitness week recap – 12/2/2019

Week Starting 12/2/2019 Running: 14.3 miles Biking: 33.4 miles Steps: 68.787 (34.33 miles –  20.03 walking) Impression: Two weeks ago was vacation week for me and my running and…

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Fitness week recap – 11/18/2019

Week Starting 11/18/2019 Running: 12.5 miles Biking: 14.8 miles Steps: 83,999 (41.5 miles –  29.00 walking) Impression: Pretty simple week this past week. Rode my bike to the train…

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Fitness week recap – 11/11/2019

Week Starting 11/11/2019 Running: 9 miles Biking: 38.1 miles Steps: 71,932 (35.14 miles –  26.14 walking) Impression: Didn’t get out an run much this week. Still dealing with some…

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