“dis is the Durango i remember!…”

Remember, Oh Beloved Ones…be you a Conscious Parent, Practitioner, or Paltry One Just Seeking Like Me…

ilg tells you this much as you enjoy the following pics taken by myself this morning:

“Environment is stronger than will.”

Remember that…and enjoy the thrill of Spring set strong from the San Juan High Country…please consider a visit to the WF Temple H(om)e in Durango soon…

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Falls Creek Dharma Duathlon

one day, i’m writing another book; The Healing Energies of Singletrack…

whatever ails thee, a go(o)d dose of singletrack, taken consistently and without iPods, will heal.

i promise…from over 3 decades of direct experience. don’t complicate healing. just get out, breathe, and be.

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Enjoy this clip with HP Yogi Gaige Sippy, Director of The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic – one of the Three Sacred Sweat Pilgrimages of Wholistic Fitness™! (i’m getting a little nervous about riding over that crazy bridge during the mountain bike race!)

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First Tracks…in late May?…YUP!

“Uh…i’m supposed be bike racing in this next weekend?”

Thank go(o)dness us Wholistic Fitness™ athletes are versatile…to hell with sitting on a trainer or pedaling today…i’m going skiing! When God gifts us snow? Dance in it! Dance in it until you shatter yourself, as Rumi might advise! And today was perfect for an uphill ski effort among my Sacred San Juan snows…new daddyhood, teaching, and coaching was wearing on me…i needed to feel again the rush of soft while velvet caress my skis again. As yogi’s we are trained to accept things as does Mother Earth; without condition. We should welcome difficulty with a soft and open mind, like snow itself. When our thinking is soft, we abide in a state of awesome receptivity instead of chronic reactivity. Such imperturbable thinking is as stable as Shiva yet as seductively fun as Shakti. Come ski with me today…you won’t believe the beautiful pics i took for you!

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can you say…”YEAH BABY!!!” this morning, scoring First Tracks at Purg with my visiting Wholistic Fitness™ student and devotee from North Carolina; Karl! now…a short Mountain Bike Skill Clinic into; HP PROP! See you in the Cave of Warriors at 5:30pm!

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Daddy & Dewa Time = Sacred Time…

This morning, my Householder Yogi practice swung again into Full Tilt mode after my exceptional day yesterday hammering up and down my beloved San Juan peaks on my bicycle. Yesterday was like i was back in my Renunciate Yogi life; i was flying a time carpet into my Warrior Yogi youth; solo and surrounded by my Beloved San Juans, feeling strong as ever. Yesterday, ilg was Vishnu and Hanuman combined, nary a worry in the world as the volume of sweat which poured off my nose competed only with the blossoming roars of waterfalls spilling off the high country snowpack around me. Today? Not so much. Isn’t that just the Way of Things for a Father Warrior?…

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Holy High Altitude Training!

rode the passes today for the first time “this spring”…

i put “this spring” in apostrophe’s because there is still 4 1/2 feet of snow lining the road to Silverton, the Finish Line for Memorial’s Day 40th running of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic

today’s workout: 29.2 miles

over Coal Bank Pass (10,640′, average gradient 6.5%) then tag the summit of Molas Pass (10,910′, average gradient 4.9%), turn around and re-climb Coal Bank…start and finishing from Durango Mountain Resort (8,793′).


conditions: solo with wind…sunny, temp; 49 degrees

43 minutes to the summit of Coal Bank

1:14 to the summit of Molas providing an average speed of 11.8 mph to Molas

2 hours and 8 seconds total ride time back to DMR

total average speed: 14.5 mph

max speed: 45.3 mph

total vertical feet of climbing: 2,171′

here are some pics i took for you…may it help inspire your workout tomorrow and i hope i see you on the Start Line of the Iron Horse Bicycle Race next Memorial Day if not this one…the Iron Horse is one of the Three Sacred Sweat Sport Pilgrimages of WF…

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durango view smelter

ran up to T2 (tower #2…upper left) on Smelter singletrack in 24 minutes…felt like nothing…that Asea Sacred Water, is CRAZY! if you are not yet on it, get on it TODAY! ran down in 11 minutes…swear that 1,200′ climb has gots to be one of Durango’s best lunch-hour workouts! wore my zero-support Saucony Mirage’s…yum, yum, OM~ a Turkey Vulture drew a bead on me and swept right at me on the arete! rad!

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