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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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
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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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
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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Tagged backpacking, Cades Cove, camping, Grand Canyon, hiking, Phoenix, Rocky Top, Thunderhead
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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Tagged backpacking, Cades Cove, hiking, Rocky Top, Thunderhead
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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Tagged backpacking, Cades Cove, Grand Canyon, hiking, ITB, Rocky Top, run commuting, runner's knee, Thunderhead