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Retreats, mountains, Today's office

Pre-publish Banff views

by Craig Mod

Banff — And now post-published. Snow finished, mountains dusted. Clouds lifted. All the trees little matchsticks. A billion pins in rock. Not quite a billion words, but a few million, from this wonderful community. Words that will be part of a process that uses “focused ion beam (FIB) technology to sharpen diamond probes, inscribe materials, and microprint onto nickel.” Glenn Fleishmann wrote up a great ...

Cycling, mountains, Memory

The Super Walker

by Jace Cooke

Boulder — The plan: climb 2500 feet on pavement for the privilege of climbing 1500 on dirt. Now turn around and climb 1000 more home. On a singlespeed. How hard could it be? [27:00] I’m out of the saddle, I ...

Outdoors, mountains, Cycling

Being Mortal in the Mountains

by Jace Cooke

Boulder — Start early. Go slow. Bring layers. Expect change: in the weather, the terrain, yourself. Try new positions. Develop a rhythm. Talk to yourself. Hydrate. When the going’s easy, go a little eas...

mountains, Publishing, Banff Centre

Thanks Banff

by Craig Mod

Banff — So long Banff, and thanks for the mountains — Tunnel and Sulphur and the others of which I never bothered to learn the names. And thanks for the buffet breakfast, lunches, and dinners, although none o...

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