Actif’s Diverse Stage

It was time to get Ryan, gather his fatbike and gear into the van for the trip to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ryan and I made it into Manitoba early Friday afternoon. We decided to explore some of the area that we would be trekking/riding for Saturday’s event. We made our way to Ridgeville and found one…
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Act 3 Of Actif

February 2015, an air temperature of -22F and -40F wind chill was a tough way to start the day. The curtain closed on Act 1 of Actif Epica at the St. Pierre-Jolys checkpoint. 16 miles on my bike with significant frostbite. Continuing would mean worsening frostbite, as I had no extra protection for my face.…
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Tuscobia – More Than Miles

6AM isn’t too early to get out of bed, but to be at the starting line of a 160 mile trek, pulling a sled filled with gear and grub, while the temperature is hovering near -17F is daunting. Sleep was unsettled so getting my feet on the floor at 4AM was a relief. As my…
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Toward The Trek

I’ll soon be venturing into my longest distance on foot. 6am on Friday 6th, I embark on a 160 mile round trip from Rice Lake, WI to Park Falls, WI. In 2016, I completed the 80 mile distance from Park Falls to Rice Lake. So why not double it? Needless to say, as I continue to…
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Birthday And New Year

6 hours of my 62nd birthday was spent trekking across the Sheyenne National Grasslands. Ryan (my training partner and friend) and I set out from the middle trailhead parking lot. Ryan went east and I headed west. Part of the reason for the westward journey was to finish a task that I began earlier in…
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