Category Archives: travel

The fabulous Grand Ai Ser hotel; training and the venue…

Cripes! Day one of my Kazakh adventure was a blur, most of which I passed in a sort of fugue state. I attribute this to a number of factors: twenty four hours of travel, a twelve-hour time change, falling asleep to … Continue reading

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The 2014 Worlds? A mysterious phone call from Mr Lu…

KAZAKHSTAN! Can it really be? Is it true that another World Championships have arrived? Ye gods where does the time go?! I nearly missed the entire affair, were it not for a phone call early this morning. The caller was … Continue reading

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Skatetown this was not: The 2014 Nationals in Salt Lake City

EMERGENCY ALERT! Salt Lake City is burning. As predicted, the result of USAW taking over National events was utter, total chaos. Not since Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes marched across Eurasia have we seen destruction on this scale (though … Continue reading

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The 2014 Arnold: The Greatest Love Story Never Told (Until Now)

Intro Another year, another March weekend spent in fabulous Columbus, Ohio, for the Arnold Supermegafantastic Championships of All Time, where the tans are orange, the men and women are huge, and the only thing faker than the boobs are the … Continue reading

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End of Days in Dallas: the Blizzard of ’13 and the American Open

Panic! That was the overall tenor of the city during the weekend of December 6-8, when Dallas, Texas, was hit by two devastating forces of nature: the arrival of over 400 feral weightlifters and 1.2 inches of snow.* I remember … Continue reading

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