Category Archives: Nature

Biking Mt Mitchell

Unseasonably warm temperatures across North Carolina made for an early spring thaw in the mountains and a perfect opportunity to ride up Mt Mitchell before the crowds arrive. To more fully immerse myself in nature and avoid vehicle traffic, I … Continue reading

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Altitude Training: Park City Mountain Resort

After a very successful altitude training trip last year, I decided to take full advantage of my remote working privileges for another sojourn to the high country. This time around, thanks to fellow Xterra off-road triathlon pro Emma Garrard and … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2015 XTERRA East Championship

The Xterra East championship in Richmond, VA is easily my favorite stop on the US Pro tour. Taking full advantage of Richmond’s status as the best river town in America, the swim, bike, and run are in and along the … Continue reading

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EC Velo Bicycle Post Mountain Bike Trails

Just outside of Greenville, NC the EC Velo Bicycle Post Mountain Bike Trails offer up 11 miles of challenging and exhilarating single track with ample shade as a respite from the heat. The trails are built and maintained by the … Continue reading

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XTERRA West Championship Course Preview

Saturday, April 25th marks the start of the XTERRA US Pro tour with the West Championship in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be my first time racing the event, and I’ll have my hands full against a stacked field … Continue reading

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Cycling Pilot Mountain State Park

To celebrate the first day of Spring I headed out to Pilot Mountain State Park, my favorite road riding locale in North Carolina’s Piedmont region. If you haven’t already, check out my first post on Pilot Mountain here. Continue reading … Continue reading

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Carolina Beach Weekend Getaway

After several mountain trips in Western North Carolina last year (Rocky Knob Bike Park, Boone, and Boone again) we got the itch for some weekend getaways to the North Carolina coast in 2015. Just one of the benefits of living … Continue reading

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Nature Photography around Durham NC

Sans bugs and crowds, the winter months are a perfect time to explore the awe inspiring and tranquil natural places in and around Durham County. Some great places to start are the Duke Forest and Eno River State Park. Click … Continue reading

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Iowa Trail Running – Squire Point

Squire Point and Woodpecker trails form a 6-mile network meandering along wooded slopes on the banks of Coralville Lake. A short drive from Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty and Solon, the trails are a local favorite, serving as a natural … Continue reading

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Fall Biking in Durham, NC

After a long, hot summer I always look forward to cooler weather, a harvest bounty at the farmers market, and the explosion of fall color. Here are some leaf season shots I took during recent bike ride around Durham and … Continue reading

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