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Fall Colors in the Poudre Canyon

If the pages of the virtual calendar didn’t read “last chance,” then the weather forecast did. The leaves of trees in the Poudre Canyon would not hold their warm and […]

Poudre Valley Lions Car Show

For the second Saturday in a row, I stopped by Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Fort Collins for a vintage car-gawking event. This one was the Poudre Valley Lions’ 13th Annual Car […]

Hops & Hot Rods

“Wow,” I said to my friend Manuel, who seems to know more about American-made and U.S.-spec’d cars than anyone I know despite emigrating to Colorado from Spain only about six […]

Open Streets: Ponderosa Dr.

I suppose one of the reasons Fort Collins is such a superior cycling city (as in “we’re one of only five Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Cities per the League of American […]

Mt. Democrat & Cameron, CO

A bunch of us from the Fort Collins Running Club were having a going away party for our friends Colin and Serena when Mel made an interesting proposition. “Hey, I’m […]

Fort Collins-Nebraska 200

Due to the craziness of the first half of 2018 that I will outline in a later post, I really have not been biking very much this year. So I […]

DIY Hearthfire 50-Mile Ultra with Alene

It’s kind of funny how I ended up running over 50 miles today. I certainly did not initially plan to. You can blame this on my crazy extraordinary friend Alene. […]

Fourth of July Parade

Not feeling quite in race shape to run in the annual Firekracker 5k, on this year’s Independence Day I pedaled the trusty Cannondale over to watch the speedsters in the […]

Old Town Car Show, Fort Collins

“Dodge Challengers are really represented well this year,” I said to my dear friend Raquel shortly after we found each other at the annual Old Town Car Show in Fort […]

Quad Rock: Running 50 Miles With Zero Training

I started entertaining the thought of Quad Rock only a few days before the race when my friend Mel at my weekly French conversation group was telling me that she […]

Cottonwood Glen Park 12k

“It’s a bit chillier than I thought it was going to be,” several runners said to each other at the start of the Fort Collins Running Club’s 2018 Cottonwood Glen […]

Interview with Cohere Coworking

For the last 12 years, I have been working mostly alone in my home office or occasionally in the random coffee shop or library or out-of-town hotel. This had normally […]

Edora Park 8k

My previous Super Bowl Sunday runs during the 2010s have given me the same sinking feelings as each of the games when the Patriots have played in the Big Game. […]

Meeting Seana Hogan

I was at a seminar for the Race Across America (RAAM) in Sacramento. (Spoiler: I will not be riding in the Race Across America, but got drafted into being the […]

Camino de Santiago Daily Mileage

Before I started walking across Spain from Irún to Fisterra along the Camino de Santiago, I figured I would have to walk a marathon (26.2 miles or 42.2 kilometers) each […]

How Much Does It Cost to Hike the Camino de Santiago?

Of the many great things about the Camino de Santiago, it is affordable (particularly for a First World country) and thus accessible for people from all around the world. Not […]

Essential Tips and Recommended Resources for the Camino de Santiago

It’s been said that you could fly to Spain bringing virtually nothing, and then start your Camino de Santiago from any one of the popular starting points, buying everything you […]

Spring Park 6k

“My wave today is based off last year’s results when I was a bit faster,” I explained almost apologetically to some friends who were starting in earlier—or slower—waves in front […]