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September 2010

The Next Big Thing/My Hero

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The widely distributed Mountain Bike Magazine now features an article on my favorite skier/biker: Tad Elliott. This is a pretty huge deal since this is a pretty huge magazine and it’s a sweet article! Not many people can be amazing multi-sport athletes and be incredibly nice and fun to hang…

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Glassblowing

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I’ve only been in Lake Placid for a week, and I’ve already walked to the shops downtown three times. Why? Because when I watch too much TV, I can actually feel my brain melting and dripping onto the floor. So I’m trying to find other more productive things to do…

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Moving in to Lake Placid

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So…in the space of four days, I left camp in Sun Valley, flew home to good ‘ol Minnesota, spent two and a half days with my family and then left for the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. And it was super good to be home, even if it was…

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2 good quotes…and 3 good pictures

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Just thought I’d share an amazing quote by Pete Vordenburg from dinner last night: “This wine has such delicate flavor!   ….sorta like getting punched in the face by the kool-aid man”. (this was said of a wine bought at the farmer’s market and labeled with sharpie on a piece of…

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The Higher you get, the higher you get!

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I’m still in Sun Valley, Idaho, training with the US Ski Team and the Sun Valley Olympic Development Team…and it’s been awesome! There’s been a lot of tough time trials and interval sessions, and some really sweet distance workouts. But so far, my favorite was a 3 hour 15 min…

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Camping in the Ice Lake Basin

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Good grief. This is gorgeous. WHY doesn’t Minnesota have mountains???? I’ve been on a TON of camping trips, but never one above treeline in the mountains as the edge of a crystal blue lake! Right now, I’m visiting Tad Elliott in Durango, CO, and I think it is absolutely beautiful…

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