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The Old Fashioned

Although they were late to the party, I have been having some fun experimenting with my non-alcoholic spirts that arrived from Ritual Proof for Dry January. I’ve attempted a few different drinks that I had never tried before such as a tequila sunrise and an old fashioned. In fact, this was the first time I […]

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Wrapping up Dry January

For some silly reason I decided to start 2021 with the Dry January challenge. My commitment was quickly tested by the attempted coup but I managed to persevere. I figured I should share a few of my thoughts from the experience and see if it did what I wanted it to do. TRIGGER WARNING: I […]

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Review: EGO SNT2102 Electric Snowblower

In my previous post about going electric for snowblowing I mentioned that I needed a few snowfalls to really see how it could handle a Minnesota winter. Despite being dry for much of December we did manage a couple solid storms in January. That gave me a great opportunity to put the machine through its […]

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Quick Review: 45NRTH Heiruspecs

When I got a new fat bike I wanted some decent pedals, and I’ve always had good luck with Race Face. However, my local bike shop was out of stock of them and suggested I give the 45NRTH Heiruspecs a try, and wow am I glad that I did. I’ve always ridden with flats (yes, […]

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Peace

This will be a bit different of a blog entry for me. Tomorrow is the inauguration of Joseph Biden as President of the United States. Given the events of the past couple of weeks there is a lot of anxiety of how tomorrow is going to go, and if there will be eruptions of violence. […]

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Soaking up the rays for POWER

I’ve always been interested in renewable energy and the technology that allows them to exist. My 6th grade science fair project was all about solar energy. I even mocked up a small non-working solar panel using construction paper and aluminum foil to show how the panels worked and transferred the energy of the sun into […]

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Playing with Apple Motion

I’ve wanted to putz with Apple Motion for a while now but didn’t really have the time or motivation to actually do anything about it. That changed today when I decided to finally try and animate the blog logo. I looked up a quick tutorial about the interface and then dove in. It’s pretty similar […]

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Gear Review: Giro Timberwolf

A few of my friends have asked me about my winter biking helmet, and so I thought I’d take a moment to do a really quick review of a piece of gear that has become one of the most essential pieces of my winter kit. I can’t take credit for discovering this helmet, as I […]

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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 of them, but today I want to talk about a third… tubeless tires. For years I’ve been hearing about the benefits of going tubeless, from lighter weight wheels, more suppleness, […]

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Quick Review: Wolftooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers

I’m always on the lookout for great tools to use when biking. I recently came across the new Wolftooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers, and figured this would be a great one to add to my collection. Despite having a bunch of other multitools at my disposal, this one has some unique features. What is it? The […]

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2020 Year in Review

It’s my tradition to spend some time on New Year’s Eve reflecting on the previous year and doing a rundown of all the things that happened. And then 2020 happened. The year started out with a bang for me, getting sick and landing in the hospital for the first time ever. I did get to […]

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2020 Running Year in Review

2019 was a huge year for running. I completed my first 100K and 100 mile race, and overall hit a huge stride in my running. I know that my running years usually cycle around to a low mileage, low accomplishment year every fourth year, so this year should have been another knockout year. However, as […]

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