Into the Sun

“Into the Sun”, Copyright © 2002 by Bryan Flamig. Photo taken at the Badwater salt flats, Death Valley National Park. With excitement beginning to build for the upcoming trip, Death Valley is on my mind these days. In celebration, I … Continue reading

1/4 milers

Kurt Kinetic Pro Trainer – shown with an orange Continental training tire, and a Bontrager 2008 Race X Lite rear wheel (obtained via replacement warranty, and now ironically relegated to indoor training duties.) I’m a drag racer now! Not really. … Continue reading

Two weeks to go

With the Death Valley Double less than two weeks away, that gulp in my throat is getting bigger. A combination of nagging aches and pains, winter weather colder and wetter than normal, (well, for Phoenix anyway), and a general sense of low-level fatigue/lack … Continue reading

More hill climbs added

Finally had a chance to add a few more climbs to my Mountain Pose pages. This time, it’s the Hills of Paradise Valley, including Desert Jewel, Desert Vista, Superstition Lane/Starlight Way, Sage Drive, and the most popular of the climbs: … Continue reading

Bartlett Lake test ride

Bartlett Lake route, including extra climbs, from Paradise Valley area. Approx 7,500-8,000 ft of climbing. February 6, 2010 With the Death Valley Double looming on the horizon (only four weeks away), I went on a test/training ride to Bartlett Lake, to … Continue reading

Restless body syndrome

I recently attended the first in a series of classes on yoga nidra, a deep relaxation technique otherwise known as “yogic sleep.” Taking these classes seemed like a good idea at the time — who doesn’t need to “learn how to relax?” … Continue reading