The 100: A Personal Poem II

I clarified my full appreciation of the display put on by Mr. Krar at WS100 last weekend, of the state of elite 21st century 100 mile mountain racing.  Wow.  Hence, my subtle comparison of that experience to some classy beers.  I charted my thought process and came to, what I believe, is a much more …

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The 100: A Personal Poem

Beer and An Analogy Writing this and sipping a Stone RuinTen, indeed a "recklessly hoppy" triple IPA.  I like it a lot.  There's a lot going on: starts with a sweet little lift-off and lands grapefruit and malty pine, pursuing a bitter, satisfying end.  Like most big beers (or endurance events to strike the obvious analogy), it's a journey (but …

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2015 Western States 100

Looking at the "deep" field for this year's WS100, I suppose this overused adjective is evidence of the community's optimism, hoping for an amazing competitive event that craters common sense with the insane high-end endurance exploits of these elite men and women.  The other rationale for the use of "deep" is the general unpredictability of this kind of …

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