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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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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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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Fitness week recap – 11/4/2019

Week Starting 11/4/2019 Running: 13.7 miles Biking: 13.4 miles Steps: 87,609 (42.91 miles –  29.21 walking) Impression: Low mileage week. Was at a conference for a couple days which […]

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Fitness week recap – 10/28/2019

Week Starting 10/28/2019 Running: 25.2 miles Biking: 50.5 miles Steps: 98,266 (48.82 miles –  23.62 walking) Impression: Got back to normal this week with a decent amount of running […]

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Fitness week recap – 10/21/2019

Week Starting 10/21/2019 Running: 6.0 miles Biking: 36.8 miles Steps: 57,383 (28.81 miles –  22.81 walking) Impression: RECOVERY WEEK! Yep, not much to report on the running front. I […]

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Fitness week recap – 10/14/2019

Week Starting 10/14/2019 Running: 106.2 miles Biking: 0 miles Steps: 245,966 (125.26 miles –  19.06 walking) Impression: Really quick and easy post this week. I didn’t run much all […]

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Fitness week recap – 10/7/2019

Week Starting 10/7/2019 Running: 15.6 miles Biking: 43.1 miles Steps: 83,683 (41.07 miles –  25.47 walking) Impression: Little bit of a down week this week. We’ve had some crappy […]

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Trying out bike packing

Last week my friend Mike pinged me and asked what I was doing on Saturday night. He picked up a bike a few months ago […]

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Fitness week recap – 9/30/2019

Week Starting 9/30/2019 Running: 30.9 miles Biking: 49.1 miles Steps: 107,545 (53.5 miles –  22.6 walking) Impression: This week was back at it. I managed 4 runs over the […]

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Fitness week recap – 9/23/2019

Week Starting 9/23/2019 Running: 11.4 miles Biking: 74.1 miles Steps: 73,442 (34.5 miles –  23.1 walking) Impression: I wasn’t kidding when I said that this blog would get some […]

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Fitness week recap – 9/2/2019

Week Starting 9/2/2019 Running: 13.7 miles Biking: 34.9 miles Steps: 113,348 (56.74 miles –  43.04 walking) Impression: This week turned out not to be quite what I expected, but […]

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Fitness week recap – 8/26/2019

Week Starting 8/26/2019 Running: 30.6 miles Biking: 70.8 miles Steps: 113,267 (57.65 miles –  29.42 walking) Impression: Due to a crazy work schedule of my youngest kid (working the […]

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Fitness week recap – 8/19/2019

Week Starting 8/19/2019 Running: 19.0 miles Biking: 65.2 miles Steps: 97,710 (48.42 miles –  29.42 walking) Impression: Back to recovery week. My legs were feeling pretty trashed after Marquette, […]

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Fitness week recap – 8/12/2019

Week Starting 8/12/2019 Running: 36.6 miles Biking: 23.4 miles Steps: 127,019 (60.14 miles –  23.54 walking) Impression: Another race week! I got so wrapped up in the return travel […]

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Fitness week recap – 8/5/2019

Week Starting 8/5/2019 Running: 12.3 miles Biking: 34.1 miles Steps: 77,168 (37.05 miles –  24.75 walking) Impression: Recovery week! I kept it really low key this week for two […]

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Fitness week recap – 7/29/2019

Week Starting 7/29/2019 Running: 67.9 miles Biking: 3.6 miles Steps: 195,536 (95.67 miles –  27.77 walking) Impression: Race week! This week was two small runs, a quick bike commute […]

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Fitness week recap – 7/22/2019

Week Starting 7/22/2019 Running: 24.3 miles Biking: 62.5 miles Steps: 105,642 (51.94 miles –  27.64 walking) Impression: The taper begins for Badger 100K. I kept my running mileage really […]

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Fitness week recap – 7/15/2019

Week Starting 7/15/2019 Running: 44.3 miles Biking: 22 miles Steps: 143,483 (72.56 miles –  28.26 walking) Impression: This week is peak week before my 100K in two weeks. That […]

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Some bike musings

Back in 2011 I decided to invest in a decent bike, and got myself a Trek FX 7.2. This is a hybrid or fitness style […]

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Some fat bike adventuring

My wife has a side gig as a section leader in a church choir up in Anoka, and sometimes when she’s doing a solo, I’ll […]

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2018 Biking Year In Review

Although not quite as big as my running year, 2018 saw me biking a lot more than I ever have in the past. I’ve really […]

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Joining the fat tire set

For couple of years now I’ve been interested in fat tire bikes. I test rode some a year ago, and then again twice this year. […]

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Minnesota being Minnesota

One Wednesday this week we had a rare occurrence for Minnesota in October, 70 degree temps. For one day the temps spiked and we ended […]

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More fat bike testing

My buddies Abe and Chuck joined me today at a fun event at Surly Brewing. The bike maker by the same name (Surly) joined forces […]

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