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• Hobbies •

     Renewal: "Leisure is only possible to a man who is at one with himself and also with the world." Piper

     My hobbies include running, swimming, bicycling, downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, alpine mountain climbing.
     After my regimen of writing 2,000 a day, words and reading, I also go to concerts, movies and dabble at my hobby of collecting old photographs and antique stereo cards. My wife and I also collect penguins (not real ones) and go to neighborhood yard sales.
     Or I waste time (It really isn't a waste of time.) on the world on the Internet.

Bicycling:
Tour de Hell
Urban Mountain Biking

Last week it seemed I was running around on two wheels
Nebo draws warm memory of cold winds
Moab-Call it an almost-good road trip that fell 35 miles short
Spanish Fork Canyon
(see photo)
Steel steed's misstep isn't enough to spoil incredible bike ride
bicyclists say benefits of ride worth the risks

Swimming:
6-mile swim across Utah Lake

Skiing:
Cross-country skiers break trail through fresh winter powder

Hiking/camping:
Maple Canyon, this enchanted canyon  (photo on top of canyon)
Utah has its own Fantasy Island
Coyote

Other adventures:
Just like Dad
Nebo draws warm memory of cold winds

Monument Valley Photo Safari
Final farewell to Floyd Experiencing hurricane firsthand
Wildlife workers take wild ride in sky to stock lakes
Patience pays off with glimpse of Crystal Geyser
Something's going on at Area 51 - but no one's talking
Catching a train was never so fun  (photo of train)
Trip to canyon was look back at Utah mining past
Extended flight
Assignment notes
Nephi's Superwoman is faster than a speeding bullet

Miscellaneous:
Longtime reporter hangs up pen

ALSO OF NOTE: CLIMBED to summit, 18,405-foot (5,610 m) Volcán Pico de Orizaba , (aka Citlaltépetl), Puebla Veracruz, Mexico. Rode mountain bicycles with son from Salt Lake City to Sacramento. BICYCLED , with son from Salt Lake City to Sacramento. COMPLETED , Deseret News Marathon twice and Logan Marathon last two years. RODE and completed five years in a row Davis Double Century, a 200-mile-in-one-day bicycle ride starting in Davis, Calif. TEAM MEMBER, Utah National Guard Bikathon Team, as member bicycled with team five years in row from Utah-Idaho border to Utah-Arizona border, stopping at public schools along the way to speak about healthy lifestyles and the pitfalls of illegal drug use. CROSS COUNTRY SKIED three days from Strawberry Reservoir into Diamond Fork. FINISHED, last Pedal for Power Ride, group bicycle ride from St. George, Utah to Salt Lake City, and filed daily stories by computer and posted photographs to Daily Herald .

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