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Born to Run Ski Bike Climb

Now we understand why the question was continually asked of us when we recently visited the US, “Have you read Born to Run?”. Until now, the answer was, “No”. I typically avoid such books. I …

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Shopping Cart Enlightenment

When I asked Alex Newport-Berra if he would like to contribute a mountain sport post to DolomiteSport, I had absolutely no idea I would get a story about a shopping cart. Coming from Alex I …

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Sports Injuries & Coping

Throughout the years I have broken a wrist, a collarbone, a scapula, fingers, and ribs. I have put my hand through a front wheel with bladed spokes at high speed, embedded a CO2 cartridge in …

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Beneath a Mountain

I have been at this mountain sport game for 23 solid years now. Yet still, when I stand beneath a towering peak, when I look up at its enormity and into its features, I am …

Life on & Along the Road

For the fourth time in two months we have changed our address. And, we remain without a car. Naturally, the necessary parts are nowhere to be found. Homeless, transportationless but thankfully not friendless. We decided …

Winter Solstice

If fall is the season of reflection, winter might well be the season for transition. And this winter solstice we are all about transitioning into something new. Come spring, the season of growth, we will …

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Endurance Sport | My Perfect Drug

My perfect drug is endurance sports. Life is not always fun. You can’t always get what you want. Shit Happens. For Janine and I, we’re in a perfect storm, all three of the above just …

Road Trip Reflections

Almost exactly ten years ago, a rickety old VW Westfalia pulled into Moab. Its owners had no real plan as to what they would do, they just knew that things would fall into place. The …

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Neurotic Ramblings

I like to think that wisdom is kicking in. Here it goes, my neurotic ramblings… Each and every October & November it starts, or in this case, ends. Fitness. 10 months of hard fought training …

Road Trip

DolomiteSport will be checking out of the Dolomites and into the alpine environment for the coming week’s road trip (likely longer, we’ll see what the weather does). Big, alpine peaks with long ridge routes are …

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Bench Season

As a cyclist, I have a fifth season; Bench Season. It is spread amongst the autumn and winter months and typically only falls on the warmer days, or, mood and time permitting – any day …

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Alpabzug

And now for something completely different. Alpabzug No sports, no gear reviews, nothing to do with making your heart beat quickly. Just cows, the end of summer, beer and a lot of European tradition. Alpabzug: …