Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Next Life


So as you may or may not know, in my previous life I was a golfer, and I'm currently in the process of planning my next life. This all started with my little camping trip a few weeks ago and reading "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" just threw some gasoline on the flame. To top it all off my brother, a recently retired bike racer himself, introduced me to the site 14ers.com. The site is basically a guide to all of the 14,000+ peaks in Colorado, from how to get there, to what routes to take, to what you'll need supplies wise and even what time of year is best to summit these bad boys. A lot of them actually look surprisingly do-able, but there are some on there that will be a good ways down the road in my mountaineering career. I've also been spending a goof bit of time on SteepAndCheap.com after John Meyers opened my eyes to the sweet deals you can get on goods over there (I would link to it, but don't want you guys stealing my stuff...). I think we're going to cut our teeth on some Appalachian Trail hiking and camping before we head out West, but don't worry, I'll still be planning mountaineering adventures around my bike racing. I feel like I've got a lot left to do in this life.

Also, congrats to all of my friends who are soon to be O-fficial Pro-fessional bike racers. I'm sure you should start seeing some familiar names popping up once everyone's 09 rosters are released.

Hilly Hundred festivities start tomorrow. I hope I'm ready...

6 comments:

bayside said...

what festivities are tomorrow?

Andy Skeen said...

John Meyers riding a single speed with a mini-keg attached to a rear rack, for starters.

Anonymous said...

14ers.com! Thats weak- Try 8000ers.com/cms for size!

AH said...

Go here for some great climbing porn:
nwmj.org
alpinist.com
summitpost.com
aai.cc (I'm in their catalog!)
marktwight.com
cascadeclimbers.com
alpinedave.com
cilogear.com

AH said...

Another good way to blow a paycheck is geartrade.com.

Don't forget spadout.com...

R.Knapp said...

Hubbell, Some good solid info there. Thanks man!