That’s not me. In my homeland they call me Chuck. Which roughly translates to “Man who should spend more time training in the offseason”. Seeing as the weather forecast is for snow this Friday it looks like I have yet again lived up to the weighty responsibility of my name. Let’s be clear that I did [...]read more
In truth, I’m not trying to be mean to people who painstakingly make sure their pack is a as light as possible. But I do think it can be taken too far, hence the term “ounce weenies”. For those of you trying to get the most or “least” as it would be out of your [...]read more
I recently returned from a two week backpacking trip on the Colorado Trail. I didn’t set out to complete the entire 486 miles in this time frame but I, like most of you can’t get an entire month off work for an epic trip. I did however cover a respectable distance of 190 miles and [...]read more
Living in Colorado I see no shortage of generally Bad A$$ human endurance competitions, things I would never even think people would be willing to put themselves through. Things like the Pikes Peak Ascent, or the Pikes Peak Marathon, any part of the Leadville Race Series. Well, Pikes Peak has been a bustling place the [...]read more
There’s no argument here, Eric Pollard is one of my favorite skiers. I hope he is or becomes your favorite skier too. Through trial and error, R & D, or whatever have you, he’s made some super fun skis in his skiing lifetime. Line Skis provides this insightful commentary from the man, the legend himself, [...]
Skiing Santa. Enjoy!
There’s a growing epidemic here on the East Coast. Approximately 100 million people suffer from it or have a loved one who does. I’m talking about NAO +! So you may be saying to yourself “Hey Guy! what are you talking about? Dude, How do I know what to look for?” Well here’s how. 1. [...]
I fully support the Occupy movement, as in the one slaying pow and hucking cliffs, not the one that apparently shits on the street and throws TV remote batteries. I’m just joshing you’s guys. This quick edit from Dendrite Studios got me psyched for what’s looking like opening day this week. Finally!
Yesterday I experienced an ever so common flat tire riding home from work. I’ve used all the kevlar and supposedly “puncture resistant” tires and always manage to pick up metal shards, broken glass, or as we call them “west philly diamonds”. So here’s a little trick I’ve been employing for some time now. Electrical Tape! [...]
That’s not me. In my homeland they call me Chuck. Which roughly translates to “Man who should spend more time training in the offseason”. Seeing as the weather forecast is for snow this Friday it looks like I have yet again lived up to the weighty responsibility of my name. Let’s be clear that I did [...]
The leaves are falling and winter is nearly upon us. Over the past few weekends I’ve noticed myself staying indoors a lot more and working straight through the weekend. It’s led me to ask a simple question, “why does our relationship to the outdoors change as we get older?” Maybe it’s just me, but every [...]
Freeskier put together a list of tentative opening days. Check out the link and select your region to see when your first turns could be.
So the verdict is we’re due for another La Nina winter according to the weather guru at famousinternetskiers and NOAA to name a few. After reading through plenty of acronyms, scenarios, and graphs here’s the simple version. Northeast/MidAtlantic: Apparently it’s a toss up because the region is more dependent on the Arctic Oscillation. I’m hoping [...]
Check out this video of some pretty rad cliff jumping.