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Nason Ridge Trail Report

September 25, 2010 Location: Nason Ridge Tr. 1583 Region: Central Cascades -- Stevens Pass - East Agency: Okanogan - Wenatchee National Forest Getting there: From Rt. 2 turn onto State Road 207, drive for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Cedar Brae…

Up and Down

The rain had made traction near perfect.  My tires dug into the soil as I sped down the trail.  Up ahead a beautiful sweeping hairpin came into sight.  Even with the berm built by motorcycles I had to decrease my speed a lot.  The index…
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Basalt Peak, Minnow Ridge & Chikamin Ridge Trail Report

September 25, 2010   Location: Lower Chiwawa Tr. 1548, Minnow Ridge Tr. 1524, Minnow Creek Tr. 1539, Basalt Ridge Tr. 1515, Basalt Pass Tr. 1530, and Chikamin Ridge Tr. 1534 Central Cascades - Entiat Mountains; Leavenworth Ranger District Guide…

Switchbacks, Sweat and Berms

If you believe in omens then you would have had bad feelings about this trip.  James was supposed to pick me up at 4 pm but at 4:05 PM while he was still in the shower he realized his mistake.  We were behind schedule already and hadnt even…

Superfeet Copper DMP Review

The folks at Superfeet, one of my sponsors, sent me a pair of their Copper DMP insoles for field testing.  At first glance, I couldn't help but notice that they were thicker and appeared to have more cushion. After close inspection I found…

Rad Racing GP - MFG #2 2010

With November like rain and August warmth this years race at Lake Sammamish State Park was nothing like last years.  The Cat. 4 riders lucked out with the driest conditions of the day.  After that it was one rain squall after another with…

Mourey and Nash Win 2010 Starcrossed

Full Results are up! Luna rider Katarina Nash took the lead early in the woman's Elite race and walked away from a talented field of ladies to take the easy win. Conditions weren't as nice as last year when the rain held off until…

MFG Cycle U Kick-Off Cross

Cross started last week at North SeaTac and this weekend saw the the start of the MFG Series.  Nerves were high as most  haven't looked at much less ridden their cross bikes since last December.  It was time to dust off ones bike handling…

Exploring the Middle Fork

On my second day of hiking in a row I wanted some piece and quiet.  No guns, axes or wrist rockets this time around (see post, Wrist rockets, axes and Guns).  I choose to hike the Pratt River Connector Trail in search of the Pratt River Trail…

Going in Circles

As I sat drinking a beer  I looked up and saw a extremely bright star just above the tree line.  I pointed it out to Mike, my hiking partner for the weekend.  I said, "Look at the light in the sky it's moving, and it's really bright.  Wait…