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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 ...

First expedition training video

Please sit back and enjoy this short little expedition training video, knowing that you’re not having to drag a tire along a busy county highway. To enlarge the video to full screen, click on the little ...

Posted even better time

Slogging up the side of San Jacinto did have an immediate impact. I was able to get my standard tire towing route under 28 minutes. That’s a first! I was able to push much harder and feel my muscles ...

Still on this side

My legs and cardio are still on what I call this side of the Rubicon.  The Roman reference is very loose but it works for where I want to be.  Once you hit a certain level of being able to do something, you ...

Back in business

After a week of full down-time, I’m back in business!  My right foot didn’t hurt at all towing the tire on back-to-back days.  Woo hoo! This means I’ll have to be a little more careful about ...