Sunday, December 31, 2006

India -Part 2: Southern India


Photo Album, Part II

Trip Report

After 3 weeks of work in Delhi, I had one week of vacation in India. Originally, I had looked into options to visit areas near the base of the Himalayas, but many of the tours had started to shut down in winter. Then I looked into tours through ...Read the rest of this post...

Sunday, November 26, 2006

India -Part 1: Delhi, Agra, and Rajasthan

I am in Noida, India, which is a suburb of Delhi. I am 2 weeks into a trip which will include 3 weeks of business travel followed by 1 week of vacation. During the first two weekends, I have visited Agra, Delhi, and Jaipur, capital of the state or Rajasthan.


Photo Album, Part I

Agra Day Trip

The first weekend after a week of work, I arranged a day trip to Agra through ECO, the car rental company recommended by my office. They have a special arrangement ...Read the rest of this post...

Friday, November 10, 2006

2003 - Peru and the Inca Trail Trek

This is the story of an old trip, posted after someone asked for details.

Travel Report

This was a 2-week independent itinerary arranged by Amazon Adventures. The tour operator worked out my transportation between cities, and arranged either for a guide or for me to join a local day tour in each city. This gave me something more ...Read the rest of this post...

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Pikes Peak Video

Dan K. made a cool video compiled from pictures taken by several people (including a bunch of mine) of participants taken during the Rogue 2006 Pikes Peak marathon training program. Click HERE for a larger view.

Locations in the video include Barr Trail (up to Pikes Peak), Guadelupe Mountains National Park, Hill Country State Natural Area near Bandera, and the Rogue Trail Series races in Austin. ...Read the rest of this post...

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

2006 Pikes Peak Marathon

- Photo Album
- Austin Area Results
- All results
- Route info (from last year)

On August 20, I ran the 2006 Pikes Peak Marathon, which runs up a 7800ft elevation gain to Pikes Peak (14,110ft) and back down. Arkansas has traditionally boasted one of the largest contingents outside Colorado to participate in the races. This was the year that Texas runners (primarily from the Austin area) edged out other states for the largest out of state contingent. ...Read the rest of this post...

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Barr Trail Mountain Race



On July 16, 2006, I ran the Barr Trail Mountain Race in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Twenty-three runners from the Rogue training group in Austin travelled to run the race, and most stayed a few days for additional training runs out of Barr Camp in preparation for next month's marathon. The course runs 6 miles up 3600 ft along the Pikes Peak Marathon course to Barr Camp(10,200ft) and then ...Read the rest of this post...

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Austin Hill Comparisons

I have been doing lots of hill repeats as part of training for Pikes Peak. So I was curious how the different hills compare to each other. I recorded some runs on my Garmin GPS generated the graphs below to compare the following hills in Austin ...Read the rest of this post...

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Grandma's Marathon

On June 17, I ran Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, MN. Grandma’s Marathon was not originally in my race plan for the year. My focus was to be first on the Freescale Austin Marathon, and then on the Pike’s Peak Marathon. But my parents decided to host a family gathering around this race on their way back from their vacation in Wyoming (they live in Tennessee), so I managed to fit it in. I guess they did that so they could see what this running thing I've been doing is all about. ...Read the rest of this post...

Monday, May 08, 2006

Guadelupe Mountains Trip

May 4-7, 2006:

Since there are no mountains in Austin, a bunch of participants in the Rogue Pikes Peak Marathon training group took a long weekend trip to the Guadalupe Mountains National Park to do some training runs in terrain more similar to the race course. But this trip had additional meaning for me since the last time I was here, seven years before, that was the wake-up call that was the catalyst to get me started in the marathon training. ...Read the rest of this post...

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Africa Trip: Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti

Feb/March 2006: Trip to Tanzania: 7-day hike to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Then several days of jeep safari tours on the Serengeti and other national parks.

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Sunday, February 19, 2006

2006 Freescale Austin Marathon

I got to the marathon start area by 5:45 to beat the traffic. I had no line, but traffic was soon backed up so far they had to delay the race 30 minutes. The startline was where I work, so I could step into the office to drop off clothes. People gathered in the cafeteria to keep warm. The temp was 28F at the start and climed to 33F by the finish. At the start when the runners took off a deer got trapped between the buildings and the ...Read the rest of this post...

Friday, January 13, 2006

Egypt and Paris Trip

2005-2006: Tour through Egypt including Cairo, Pyramids, Aswan, Luxor, Abu Simbel, and a cruise down the Nile. Then, followed up with a stopover in Paris to stock up on wine.

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