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First Attempt at the Firecracker 50

As I was lining up at the starting line for my first-ever mountain bike race, I asked my neighbor if…

La Plata

First 14’er since moving to Colorado! Yeaaaaaaah! No big deal, just La Plata via the Southwest Ridge. (Spoiler alert: that…

Giving 1×10 a Try with the OneUp 40t Cog

I finally motivated myself to start working segments on the Colorado Trail. How better to celebrate than by dropping my…

First Wipeout

Now, I’m not a total newb when it comes to cycling and mountain biking, but I would venture to say…

New Shoe Day After rocking some Mythos (AMZN) for a couple years, I wanted some cheaper shoes that I felt…

Why the Colorado Trail Race?

500 Miles, Are You Insane? Well, as a matter of fact, it probably depends on who you ask. When I…

Dependency Injection Options for Java

I wanted to take some time to put together a summary of some popular dependency injection (DI) frameworks for Java….

Family Treasure: 30 Year-Old Kreitler Rollers

I just bought a new set of Nashbar Reduced Radius Rollers. Upon discovery of my new toy, my aunt declares…

Training Mountain Bike Intensity on the Road

Mountain biking and road biking have a lot in common, but the training conducted on one does not always translate…

My Gear Pack Crests 1000 Downloads!

Hooray! I’ve put in some serious hours developing the technology stack for My Gear Pack. Today My Gear Pack passed…

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