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Blog going silent for a few weeks

The month of September is always crazy busy for me, and this year even more so. In addition to volunteering at the Superior 100 race we also put on our own race, the Fire Tower Trail Races just this past weekend. Both of which took huge amounts of energy and mental stamina. Now to top […]

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Breweries on my South Dakota trip

It’s a given that when we travel, I’ve got my eyes peeled for breweries. I love visiting new places and trying local beer, as well as adding to my Untappd beer count! Our recent trip to western South Dakota was no different. We did start the journey with lunch in Sioux Falls where I had […]

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Black Hills Photo Dump

Just got back from a trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota and despite having all the best intentions to blog about the trip while I was there, I ended up just relaxing and keeping busy with lots of hiking around. That means that I’m going to turn this post into a photo dump […]

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This post should be sponsored by Jackery

I recently acquired three Jackery power stations for use in our trail races that we put on. I have the goal of not using gas powered generators at our events (whenever feasible), and so I stocked up on a few different power stations for the different aid stations. I charged them up and they seemed […]

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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 past week I’ve encountered this situation two more times and each time it was unsettling and frustrating. I finally had enough. These tires just aren’t for me, and have been […]

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Movie Review: Free Guy

Last night the wife and I went to a movie for the fist time in 2 years. A theater near us just reopened and there’s almost no one at any of the showings. There were 6 people in total in our theater for an opening night movie. We’ll see if the crowds come back someday, […]

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First Impression Review: Panaracer GravelKing SK+

Update: I’ve since removed these tires and gone back to my old ones. About two weeks ago I decided to move over to tubeless, and that’s been a journey in it’s own right. However, I also took the opportunity to try out some tires that are all the rage in the gravel world, the Panaracer […]

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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 older and probably not ideal for the use, and there’s other complications that come with fat tire tubeless setups. It was a good experience though, and made me decide that […]

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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 to run. In fact my regular Tuesday night crew was all set to go out and do our usual run. The issue is the large amount of wildfire smoke that’s […]

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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 didn’t clean their room. The relationship takes a different shape. One where you’re often called upon to give advice, or share insight. It’s a welcome change from the times when […]

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Race Report: Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon

It feels weird to present another race report, given how all races last year were virtual. However, that’s where I find myself after last weekend’s outing at the Eugene Curnow Trail Marathon. I’ve volunteered at this event in the past, but had never run the course (or Voyageur 50). I decided that 2021 was as […]

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Photographing the Afton Trail Run

July 4th weekend is the traditional weekend of the Afton Trail Run at Afton State Park just outside the Twin Cities. This long standing event is a hallmark of summer in the trail running world around the area, and is known for its ability to test runners with stretches of rugged terrain and climbing that […]

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