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Training for a Fourteener

Colorado is perhaps the fittest state in the country, and Boulder County is home to the uber-fit.  Many current and former triathletes, Olympians and others make their home in Boulder, Colorado.  Therefore, it can be somewhat intimidating trying to do things within your own realm, and not compare yourself to…

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Carousel of Happiness

Abraham Lincoln once said, “‘Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.’  I suppose that’s true, but it might help make up their minds if they were able to take a spin on Nederland’s Carousel of Happiness.  We happened to move to Nederland the exact same…

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Mountain Driving

Nothing says “mountain driving” like the smell of burning brakes.  I was reminded of this one more time this past week while spending time on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.  A car was reported as disabled coming off the top of Trail Ridge Road heading downhill towards…

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The Right Fit

I was talking with a good friend of mine the other day who had done a month-long hiking trip overseas.  She is one of the fittest people I know, and is very active both in winter and summer, so I was very curious to hear how her trip went.  What…

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