Keep Calm and Love Biathlon!

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The conclusion of Frassinoro Biathlon Fest!

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Rolling Stones In Rome

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We arrived in Rome yesterday and by 4:00pm we were front and center at Circus Maximus, ready for The Rolling Stones!  This is just the beginning of a whirlwind trip to Italy which will take us from Rome to Cinque Terre for a couple of days and then finally to Frassinoro, where I will compete in the Frassinoro Summer Biathlon Festival on Saturday.  Then, it’s back to the States on Sunday.  For now, enjoy the pics from last night.  It was a night I will never forget!

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What does the fox say?

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Saw this guy on my ride the other day!  It’s been quite a week of training and wildlife.  I saw this fox on my way through Wilmington, NY early in the week, just after seeing a Pileated Wood Pecker about a mile previously.  On Wednesday I witnessed a newborn White Tail fawn in a field in Vermontville.  It must have only been a couple of hours old because it couldn’t even stand up yet.  I almost stepped on it as I walking through the tall grass.  After a few hawk and blue heron sitings on various different rides and roller skis, I found myself on one of my favorite trail runs, just a mile or so from my house.  It was a torrential downpour and as I approached a small pond I surprised a huge beaver that jumped out off the bank, just a few feet from where I was running!  Today is the Mountaineer Trailrun, an 11.5-mile run through some of the most rugged terrain in the Adirondacks.  Looking forward to a different sort of race!

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Band Practice on the Lake

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Here I am with my band, Swimming With Champy, midway through one of the most picturesque band practices I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking part in.  We ferried all of our instruments out to Moose Island in the middle of Lake Placid, and practiced on the dock overlooking the Adirondack Mountains.  A nice way to spend my day off! 20140603-214742-78462310.jpg

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Last Day In Bend

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Mountain Biking in Bend!

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Training Camp in Mt. Bachelor

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A few pics from our training camp at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, OR. The Springlike pic is from the golf course community where we have rented a few condos. The other pics are just twenty minutes up the road, where there is six feet of snow and midwinter ski conditions! Not a bad way to kickoff the new training season!

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