My 7am start. Bundled up and ready for -17
Photo by Ryan Haug

Actif Epica 2 Tim 0

Previously I referred to the “brutal beauty” of winter on the prairies. Actif Epica 2016 was certainly personally brutal and personally beautiful. The beauty: people, People, PEOPLE!  From Friday night’s pre-race meeting at the Belgian Club thru Saturday night’s finish line festivities at The Forks in downtown Winnipeg, I found immense contentment through connections. A…
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Actif Epica – Round Two

Last year I traveled with my fat bike to St Malo attempting a 125km ride on the Manitoba prairies finishing at The Forks in Winnipeg. You can read about that initial attempt. On Saturday, February 13th the journey resumes to complete the 125km route, this time on foot. The event is called Actif Epica. It…
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Reflections: Planned And Unplanned

As mentioned at the conclusion of the previous post, relief at the end of the Tuscobia Winter Ultra was the only emotion I could muster. I was physically exhausted and mentally focused on finishing.  Speaking with a couple people in the KofC Hall and picking up my completion stocking cap seemed like a robotic formality.…
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Walk In The Woods — Report

It has been almost a month since the Tuscobia Winter Ultra. Following the event I spent time in Arizona and New Mexico visiting my older daughter and recognizing my father’s 90th birthday. I also had the opportunity to visit a couple of friends in Tucson and Mesa. Following these travels I also made a few day…
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A Walk In The Woods Part 3

I’m making the final inspection of gear and supplies for the Tuscobia Winter Ultra in Rice Lake, WI. This will be the longest distance that I have gone on foot in a single event. Attempting to pack and plan for numerous variables is a mind game of its own. I tell myself that the sled…
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