24Aug
2014

Video and photos: USA Pro Challenge bike race

Video and photos: USA Pro Challenge bike race

For the second year in a row, I watched the USA Pro Challenge bicycling race, Colorado’s answer to Le Tour de France. Along with a guy in a gorilla suit, and the same dude with the ram’s horns I met last year, I ran alongside some of the world’s best cyclists as they ascended Monarch Pass on Wednesday. In Colorado, France, and parts in between, it has become a tradition for costumed spectators to gather where the course is the […]

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1Jun
2014

Spicing up the season with racing and night skiing

Spicing up the season with racing and night skiing

I can’t say boredom is a problem for me when it comes to skiing and snowboarding. What’s great about these sports is that every run is different, snow conditions change by the hour, and I can spend a couple days at a large resort without coming close to covering all the terrain. Burnout is a bigger issue for me with bicycling, but variety is the spice of life, so during a February visit to Steamboat, I tried NASTAR racing for […]

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25May
2014

First images and impressions: introducing Camille Olive Tobin

First images and impressions: introducing Camille Olive Tobin

We welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Camille Olive Tobin, into the world on May 10, less than an hour before the start of Mother’s Day. The two weeks since have been super-busy as we care for this precious newborn, so I haven’t had time to post anything about the birth or our first days as parents, but so far we’re all doing great. Labor came on quickly on a Saturday evening as a major snowstorm started to pound Colorado. Things […]

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10May
2014

My favorite photo of the ski season sums up this special moment in my life

My favorite photo of the ski season sums up this special moment in my life

I captured thousands of photos this ski season, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be the one below, from the top of Baldy Chute at Alta Ski Area, in Utah’s Wasatch Range. I actually have no idea who this skier is, but I thank him for his service and for aptly illustrating this special moment in my life. As I write this, we’re five days past our due date, and Ginette is starting to feel contractions, […]

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8May
2014

Prepartum pedaling video: mountain biking on the due date

Prepartum pedaling video: mountain biking on the due date

Our due date was Monday, May 5, but with Ginette showing no signs of going into labor, I managed to sneak in one more mountain bike ride at Centennial Cone Park. Below is a video of some highlights of my ride in the mountains west of Golden. Prepartum pedaling from Mitch Tobin on Vimeo. I had fun playing around with different camera angles and especially like the rear-view perspective. I feel like the video exaggerates my speed and makes it […]

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