Redefining Old

Category: Travel and Adventure


Urban wildness

This morning when most people in Denver were going to work I took my bike and binoculars and headed out for ride alongside two major freeways to see what other things live among the 682,545+ human inhabitants. I knew there…

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McKinney Falls biking adventure

It was the brilliant red chest of the painted bunting that caught Monte’s eye. The morning was young, the air cool, and the trail still quiet. We’d already been rewarded.   All we have to do after a quick breakfast…

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Cycling the Battlefield

We’re celebrating Travel and Tourism Week and Bike Month with this look at an article I wrote for Authentic Texas magazine about my trip to Brownsville, Texas to bicycle on the Palo Alto National Battlefield.¬† A spitting distance from the…

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The Good Stuff

Today was one of those days that roll around every couple of weeks. We’re getting low on coffee and it’s mid week so I have to decide what I’m going to buy from a list of specialty roasters and an…

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A Year of Running

¬†This is a repost from the archives of Beth’s first blog that she wrote in 2008. The photo I took of her during one of our morning runs together is in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever run…

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remembering favorite running trails, part 3

A running trail through the woods within walking distance of where you live is a true luxury in our urbanized world. Hickory Hill in Iowa City was that place for us, a small piece of woods by some standards, yes,…

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remembering favorite running trails, part 2

This four and a half mile out and back was truly inspirational. Every morning I saw something different, a solitary northern harrier hunting low over the grasses, a pair of ravens, a pair of coyotes, javelina, a herd of pronghorn,…

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Viroqua

I began this post back in March, just as we were beginning to see buds on bare tree limbs and new bird songs were coming through the open windows in early morning. Beth and I went on our last little…

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Green Grass, brown cows

Dear friends, we apologize for the lapse in our posts. We have some drafts started of stories we want to share but we are in that particular state of chaos known as moving across country. Think of it as an…

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why do you drink coffee?

I won’t go so far as to say that there is a connection between good coffee and good health but I will say that without a good strong cup before my early morning run I would not have been as…

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