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Attempted Superior Hiking Trail Thru-Hike – part 3

We continue along my attempted journey to thru-hike the SHT, arriving at the day when everything went fell apart. Day 3 continued As I hiked the final 5 miles of the day from Durfee Creek to Devils Track River, things started to turn for me. I started to feel some pains in my back and […]

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Attempted Superior Hiking Trail Thru-Hike – part 2

This is part 2 of my attempted thru-hike of the Superior Hiking Trail, a story with an ending that wasn’t what I hoped for, but taught me a lot. Day 2 The second day began with a quick breakfast before tearing down camp. We managed to head out just as the sun was rising, so […]

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Attempted Superior Hiking Trail Thru-Hike – part 1

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted here, and the reason was that I was going to attempt a 15 day thru-hike of the Superior Hiking Trail with my friend Mike. As it turns out things didn’t go as planned for me. There’s a lot of emotion that I’ve been processing since […]

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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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