Tag Archives: Tire Pull

Et tu, Brute?

This is Brutus. Brutus probably weighs about 50 pounds with the rim in. Brutus is new to Signal Hill and is still getting broken in so that’s how it got its name. It’s a brut to pull up hill. I’ve … Continue reading

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A Theory of Relativity

I pulled this tire up Signal Hill three times this morning. The first pull felt awfully hard. Indeed. Really, really hard. Interesting to note that that feeling of hardness made me really really want to stop. It was dark. Cold. … Continue reading

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I am the Tow Truck

One morning when I was training for a climb, a guy in a truck roared up and said, “do you want me to call you a tow truck?”  I wasn’t quick enough that morning mentally because about half way up … Continue reading

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Antarctica Countdown 6 Days and Counting: Goldilocks Says I’m “Tire-d”

When your day starts with a view like this, even if you are dragging a 45 pound tire behind you, it’s going to be a good one. Natelle and I were out pre-sunrise on “The Hill” making sure I got … Continue reading

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Antarctica Countdown 69 Days and Counting: “I am the Tow Truck”

I met Natelle and Bethany for a tire pulling session up Signal Hill this morning and I do always enjoy the comments from passing drivers and walkers. Standing at the bottom of Temperance Street, ready to begin, two guys in … Continue reading

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Antarctica Countdown 76 Days and Counting: En”tire”ly Easier

What a difference a week makes…Today’s tire pull was entirely easier (forgive the pun). Instead of needing to stop for exploding calves, it was my max heart rate that called for pause. I can already see and feel progress of … Continue reading

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Summit Socks and Send-Offs

Howdy to All, March is here and the Everest Advent Calendar’s doors are half open!  The remainder of the road trip went well with two presentations in Calgary and I’ve been busy since my return trying to take items off … Continue reading

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Everest Advent

Howdy, I can’t believe another week has flown by and I’ve added another 16.6 ascents of Signal Hill into the mix!  The tire pulling crew dragged their way up 3.5 times this week and we were joined by Deb Shortall … Continue reading

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Shakedown for the Summit

Happy Snow Day, Sitting here in my chair after an epic climb of Signal Hill to do some gear testing in today’s big blizzard. When I saw the forecast, “Snow at times heavy and blowing snow. Amount 20 cm. Wind … Continue reading

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Learning from the Monster

The major learning of this week came in a much more intimate understanding of friction coefficients. You see, when you drag tire and its rim up Signal Hill, you are aware of every nuance of slope, snow, and ice. You … Continue reading

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