Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Change in Pedal Strategy

a.k.a. A Tale of Three Bikes & Three Pedals I have three bikes. Let’s start with that. I bought my current road bike in 2009 because my old 1984 Peugeot UO-14 had some problems and it was too difficult to … Continue reading

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Rainbow Mountain Training Hike

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We have a hill close to home that is known as Rainbow Mountain. It only rises about 500 feet above the surrounding area, but it does so quite steeply. In fact, the road leading to the summit is a favorite … Continue reading

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Thunderhead Training Hike – Gear Retrospective

As a warmup to our upcoming Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim hike, we hiked from Cades Cove, TN to the summit of Thunderhead totaling 13.9 mi round-trip and 3665 feet of ascent. This post is a retrospective on the new gear I … Continue reading

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Thunderhead Training Hike – Training Retrospective

As a warmup to our upcoming Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim hike, we hiked from Cades Cove, TN to the summit of Thunderhead totaling 13.9 mi round-trip and 3665 feet of ascent. This post is a retrospective on my fitness following that … Continue reading

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Thunderhead Training Hike

In case you didn’t see my previous post on the plan for this hike, we did this in preparation for our upcoming Grand Canyon Backpacking Tour. Most of the motivation was just to test our conditioning although we both have … Continue reading

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Packing for Thunderhead Training Hike

Ok. I know it’s just a day hike and it is overkill to worry about what food I carry on a day hike. Just remember two things: 1) I’m a cyclist and I’m not a backpacker and 2) I’m working … Continue reading

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Training for Grand Canyon Backpacking Tour

How is the training going for the Grand Canyon Backpacking Tour, you ask? Well, there is both bad news and good news.

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