21. March 2015 · Comments Off on High Altitude Rockstars. · Categories: High Altitude Rockstars, Real mtn life, Trail Running

IMG_0708Scott Markewitz and Max King


(All Pedal n Pole Photo’s are shot on a Canon G1x.)

14. March 2015 · Comments Off on City Mountain. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Trail Running

IMG_6046Mt Olympus. Photo Credit: Gary Saxlenher

03. March 2015 · Comments Off on Art Mountain. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Real mtn life, Trail Running

1385759_10205118874165246_157372309507039064_nMount Timpanogos. Photo Credit: Ben Timm.

24. February 2015 · Comments Off on Winter in the Backyard. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Trail Running

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Olympus

(All Pedal n Pole Photo’s are shot on a Canon G1x.)

When you live in Utah it is pretty easy to find a world class winter sporting event without really even trying. On this particular Saturday, 12/28/13 it happened to be the Nordic portion of the US Nordic Combined teams Olympic Trials! PPPC say’s HELL YES to all forms of Nordic skiing and racing and proceeded to take 465 pictures! Below are the best ones;(click on photo’s to enlarge to full screen)

Even the kids get in on the stoke as the athlete’s were led into the comp by Park City Nordic Team athlete’s!

Top Dog Tod Lodwick

Top Dog Todd Lodwick

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Mr. 6 freaking time winter Olympian in total control.

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Up Up!!

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The usual unreal, perfect Utah weather for an event!

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Things getting hot on the downhill!

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Fierce comp face.

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Yeah, my form is perfect!

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These two were never more than an inch off each others skis!

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Other world class races this corner would have been crowded with pro photogs! Not in Park City…….

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Can you say HISTORY? I knew you could……

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Lodwick gets the win! And makes history…….

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Nobody even close!

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The big winner today was Nordic Skiing!!

Did I mention this event was FREE to the public? Just another random day in Park City Utah!!
Keep Skating!
PPPC.
(All Pedal-n-Pole photo’s are shot on a Canon G1X)

When it comes to sunsets, everyone is always focused on island and beach locations as far as where the best sunsets occur. I would argue it is in the mountains, pre and post storm front. Here is my evidence;(click on pics to expand to full size)
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Someone might want to call the forest service as it appears the mountains have burst into flames.
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Just an average evening and then the sky starts exploding.
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4 Alarm!
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Storms fronts move massive amounts of moisture which the suns rays then refract into fantasy skyscapes. The mountainous Utah terrain is the location to capture this effect first hand!
Keep on snapping!
PPPC.
(All Pedal-n-Pole photo’s are shot on a Canon G1X)

Get the REAL marshmallows here.

There is a lot of  squawking going on in trail running circles these days about the amount of cushioning offered by trail shoes. On one end of the spectrum is the minimus movement. These types of shoes offer very little in the way of cushion and are supposed to conjure up a hunter-gatherer type barefoot running experience for the user. The New Balance  MT10 is a good example of this type of shoe. Other end of the spectrum is the maximus movement with Hoka One One leading the way. Think fat skis for the trail. The cushioning is plush and springy.

Now it is really time to fly!

But why compromise? Pedal and Pole has come up with the ultimate in trail running technology with the “Jet Puffed” Minimus, Maximus shoe. Minimal sole for good trail feel. Maximum “Jet Puffed” cushioning to smooth out those baby heads and talus slopes!

Pro mountain Luger and Hoka athlete, Karl Meltzer checks out the Jet puffed technology. (Later Bernie tried to eat the shoes.)

Plus if you are injured or lost during a trail run, you can toast and eat your shoes while waiting for help to arrive. These shoes make a lot of sense for the trail runner whose regular run could go epic at any moment! This summer it is get Jet Puffed or passed, period. (Retail price is $1200, cash only)

KEEP RUNNING! PPPC.

(All Pedal-n-Pole photo’s are shot on a Canon G1X)

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Anyone who runs 100 mile races knows who Karl Meltzer is: Winner of both The Wasatch 100 and the Hard Rock 100 just to identify a few of the trophies on a very crowded shelf. What most people do not know about Karl is that he is an artist with the snow shovel and the rake.  With those simple tools he annually creates a literal high mountain amusement park ride. The video above barely scratches the surface of the giggles, grins, out right belly laughs, hoots, hollers, and other assorted exclamations which are involuntary when the custom design sleds get moving. My wife and I were along for the ride this past weekend. There will be many more visits to the track before it melts out, that is for sure!