Friday, November 28, 2008

Don't do the climb, if you Can't do the time

Don't go to bed, with no price on your head

No, no, don't do it.

Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time

Yeah, don't do it.

And keep your eye on the sparrow.

When the going gets narrow.

Don't do it, don't do it.

Where can I go where the cold winds don't blow,

Now. Well, well, well.
Climbing is an unique sport in the sense that you can't take a break from it and then get right back into it.
To do the climb, you need to put in the time. In other words, to be good and more importantly, to be safe, you need to climb lots.
You need to be out there at least 2 - 3 days per week.
You see, climbing is really just a head game.
Sure, you need the muscles. But what you really need is confidence. And confidence only comes by spending time on the rocks. There is really no other way to get it.
With a strong head, you can get up just about anything.
So if climbing is your bag of tricks, invest your time on the rocks and you'll be a better climber without a doubt.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I lived in NH at one time and most winter weekends found me on Mt Washington. It's always cold and windy up there.
What do I remember most about Mt Washington?
It's the afterglow.
After a long, cold day on the mountain with the wind blowing, we would hike down at full speed and then burst into the warmth of Pinkham Notch.
Within seconds, our faces would burn red, our ears would buzz, our eyes would tear up and our fingers/toes would swell.
That's the afterglow.
It's a hard thing to describe, but if you're a winter person, you know what I mean for sure.
That's what I miss most about Mt Washington.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


the need


roman holiday

i have the need
for the single speed.

it's simple; it's fast
and most important, it's a blast.

so forget about all that bling
just hop on the single speed and make it sing.