Dirt Bag IV Report

It would be a grievous understatement to say that Dirt Bag IV didn’t live up to it’s name. As stated in a previous post, my ride in Dirt Bag III was somewhat cold, turning into a filtered sun day.  Last year I logged about 105 miles on the Pugsley. This year I logged about 45…
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Dirt Bag Ride

On Saturday 19th, I will participate in my second Dirt Bag ride. www.dirtbagride.blogspot.com  The ride begins and ends in Clearwater, MN. It is hosted by Ben and Brian. It is a well organized, friendly, scenic, and self-sufficient ride mostly on gravel. Even though you ride with no support, there is a checkpoint with great cookies and…
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Embracing What Is

One of my running partners, Maggie longs for heat training. This past August, she completed the Lean Horse 100 in southwestern South Dakota. I sense that part of her desire to participate in this ultra marathon comes from her love of the hot, humid days of summer. She often mentions the need for heat training in order…
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Life Within And Without

I received a forward of a meditation by Richard Rohr. Fr Rohr is a Franciscan priest and Academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Some of his  meditations focus on the theme of recovery and using the 12 Step Program. I found these thoughts of his to be very meaningful. He writes, “Our suffering in…
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Woodchipper 100 Two

In a previous post (Goldilocks Days), I mentioned the Woodchipper 100 gravel bicycle ride that was scheduled for Saturday, October 5th. Due to weather predictions it was postponed until Sunday, October 6th. It began at 9am on a grey, damp, patchy fog morning. However, the day transformed into a sunny, beautiful, mild, and gusty wind…
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