Challenge Roth – The Essential Bucket List Ironman Distance Triathlon

Solar Hill Bike Course GoProChallenge Roth is one of the biggest and best Ironman-distance triathlons in the world, and yet it remains virtually unknown outside of Europe. Canada, with 1/10th the population, had more participants than the US. I understand why most triathletes dream of Kona; there’s a lot of  history and prestige there.  But Challenge Roth is every […]

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Watching the Inauguration on CNN.com with Live Facebook – like watching with Friends

Live inauguration on CNN.com with FacebookI was sitting at work wishing I could go somewhere for lunch and watch the inauguration. Then I went to CNN.com to see if I could catch a live stream. I was surprised that a Facebook application popped up beside the video and I was able to view my friend’s comments in real time. It […]

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Alaska Adventure Day 7: The Trek Home

Mount Drum taken from GlenallenOn the final day in Alaska, I finally feel like I’m sleeping soundly. I’m ready to sleep all morning, but get up at 7:30 to take Jayson to a sight-seeing tour with Copper Valley Air (their above-the-tree-line hiking tour sounds fantastic, by the way.) I head back to the camp site, stir Kevin and Dan, […]

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Alaska Adventure Day 6: The Worthington Glacier, One Last Try at Fishing

Kevin Colon and Jayson Ayres at Blueberry Lake Campground in the MorningI awaken two hours before anyone else to slightly lifted cloud cover and a cold morning. I perched on a the rock ridge with my sleeping bag and listened to an entire O.A.R. concert before anyone else stirred. We had a quick meal, packed the car, and headed north to explore the glacier and do […]

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Alaska Adventure Day 5: Valdez, The Bear Trail, Camping in the Clouds

Waterfall between Glenallen and ValdezEnough of the hotel already; we came here to hike and camp. Based on the advise of the Copper Valley Air guys, we head down to Valdez. It’s a beautiful drive and we’re surprised how much the scenery has changed. It’s probably because we’re driving through the mountains as opposed to around them. We pass […]

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Alaska Adventure Day 4: Salmon Fishing, Local Personalities, Karaoke, Hotel Camping

Farewell to Kaina Lake and Camp MosquitoAt 8:00 AM I wake to the sound of a small plane getting ready to land on our lake. “The plane! The plane!” I hear someone yell. In my excitement, I can’t unzip my tent to get out of it. Good thing this was not a bear attack. I busily start breaking down my tent […]

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Alaska Adventure Day 3: Fishing, Target Practice, Mountain Hike

Mosquitos Stalking my TentI awaken in to morning to about a dozen mosquitoes on my tent, hoping I get close enough to the mesh flap that they can bite me though it. Turns out, some already have. There is hum that fills the woods. The hum of mosquitoes. It’s no fun being hunted. At breakfast, we decide to […]

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Alaska Adventure Day 2: Float Plane to Kiana Lake

We found the right houseWe awaken early, after about 5 hours of sleep, to a warm reception. Apparently we picked the right yard. We were lucky enough to have coffee with honey (it’s an Alaska thing, I don’t understand) and biscuits with tundra berry jelly. We’re told not to miss lunch at the Eureka Lodge because it is excellent. […]

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Alaska Adventure Day 1: Travel, Camping in a Stranger’s Yard

Alaska Mountains from flight to AnchorageI’d finished packing my backpack the night before so I could work a half day before heading to the airport. This was not the best idea, as I felt like I left 10 loose ends behind. Regardless, Nicole and I had a quick lunch a Arby’s and said our good byes. The trip officially begins. […]

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The Colts Win! The Colts Win!

In 2004, the Colts were red hot but I watched them to the New England Patriots (after a long, cold drive home after the heater in my car quit.) It was a long, cold, miserable terrible night. In 2005, the Colts were on fire but I watched them lose to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Colts […]

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