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Sled comparison

The Paris sled: 4.9 pounds for 3975 cubic inches The Wilderness Engineering sled 7.7 pounds for 4218 cubic inches And the clear winner is… ...

Value of the workout log

The workout log has again proven its value. After finishing the 1:20 towing session, I loaded in my pedometer data to see where I am in terms of performance.  It looks like I’m reaching a plateau in ...

Best time yet

My short route time is still getting better.  It’s good but it tells me that I’m not at peak performance ability.  I was able to crank out the 1.4 miles in 26 minutes.  3.2 miles per hour.  My ...

Field updates

I’ve been working on updating my website for a few with some serious help.  One thing I’ve been trying to do is embed a map of my current position.  This has been a little more challenging, as it ...

Ski pogie prototypes ready

The ski pogie prototypes are ready and tested. The pattern in the web was for bare hands. With gloves they were way too small. A little modification and they fit quite well even with large mittens. ...

Finding Windpro fleece for ski pogies

Finding outdoor raw fabrics by the yard is a challenge!  When you search for fabrics and materials, all you initially come up with are products made out of the material but not the raw material itself.  Thus ...

Up Tamarack!

Finally.  I was able to drag the tire up Tamarack off El Camino Real and not die from it.  I’ve been putting off going up that hill for fear of being injured while doing it.  But, it looks like I’ ...

How tough it is

How tough is it to make it to the pole, let alone making the return trip? There is a team in Antarctica right now attempting to make the round trip.  They’re running into some difficulties, as to be ...

A week off and still good

After a week off of towing due to Thanksgiving travel, I’m still doing well with tire towing times. My short morning route was still 27 minutes for 1.4 miles. It’s t minus 2 weeks until I ship up ...

Blasted off San Jacinto

Wow, that trip up Cactus to Clouds to the Palm Springs tram was a hike! It’s always tough but it bad weather it’s even more interesting. Going up from the desert floor carrying a 45 pound pack ...

Alpine start, Cactus to Clouds, Skyline Trail

I am planning to do the Cactus to Clouds hike up to San Jacinto and back with a loaded pack.  Even though the tire training has gotten to go pretty well, I want to keep the training load up as much as. ...

Biking in Temecula

Bicycling in Temecula is a bit different than San Diego. Most of the days, there is a slight mist that hangs over the valley. Part of it is the smog that is trapped by the hills. The other part is actually an ...