Midstokke: Breaking in the biking legs

The trick to breaking in your biking legs in the spring is to not actually break a leg. This proves challenging when most of your winter balance exercise was limited to not wiping out while salting your driveway. With these snow-barren days, it seemed only …

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Tri, tri again: taking the first steps

Like most good ideas at the Allen house, this one came from my wife. “You should try a triathlon – it’ll be fun,” said Dannette, who did two of them last year while I schlepped her gear, took pictures and shouted encouragement until she was …

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Weather: Winter continues to wane

The forecast is looking good for getting outdoors over the next several days, although winter snow sports are still sketchy because of a lack of snow in nearby mountains. Mild daytime temperatures consistent with early spring are on the way, forecasters said.

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