Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wyoming!

Cara and I spent the last two weekends in Wyoming.  We got so so lucky with the weather: 70 and sunny!  That's great for Wyoming in September.


We rode Curt Gowdy one weekend and the Bear Lodge Mts the next.  Curt Gowdy is an IMBA Epic- look it up!  Because, I can't even begin to explain how fun it is.  It's a big playground of bulbous rocks.  I was grinnin' like a baked possum all weekend.


I've never seen anyone groove through technical stuff like Cara.  Inspirational.


Curt Gowdy should be on everyone's "To Do" list.  I want to go back there and kiss all those rocks.  I love you, El Alto.

And in other news... Annie and Goldie are laying eggs.  Good job, girls!


I just love eating the young when they are fresh and warm.  Yes I do.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Hot and Cold


I was supposed to cook dinner for a girl tonight but it didn't work out.  Ohhh!... She's hot and cold!  Huey Lewis... anyone??

Anyway, so I had the stuff and I just prepared it for myself.  A lonesome endeavor.  Sad.  But the dish was and is supreme.

Seared Ahi Tuna steak over a bed of baby greens with fresh fruit

The key is that it's cold stuff and hot stuff all togther.  I prepped the baby green salad and strawberries and blueberries and chilled them while I was searing the tuna, roasting the walnuts, and steaming the carrots.  When it was all together, I plated it then drizzled olive oil and lemon juice over everything and -BAM-!  Awesome.

And, Yes, the steamed carrot is essential.


Monday, May 23, 2016

I am Blessed

Rode Alkali/Bulldog, Bone Collector, Red Rock Overlook, Shanks, Storm Mountain... and a few other trails all within the last 7 days.  Oh yeah, and Semelius!

So so so many trails.  And I haven't even ventured into the Northern Hills in awhile!

I am truly Blessed.

Cara and I rode Bone Up to Red Rocks Overlook to Shanks the other day.  I am so glad I was on my hardtail b/c that is so classic 90s style XC trail.  All the way straight up Classic XC!  Super fun.

We made a plan to pack up some provisions and ride that route over to Buzzard's Roost- lap that and then come back on the Hisega Rim.  About 30 miles?  Ish??  Dreaming...

Maybe even head through New Trail, Bunny, over Norris and to The View first and then do the Buzzard's loop for about 50+ miles.  Oh!  Could sneak Howling Beagle in there too for a 60-miler.

That will require a larger pack and some ice, and lots of cheese.  Lots and lots of cheese.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A little disconnected...

It's been a lot of business- pronounced, "busy-ness"- for me lately.  Busy at work.  Busy at home.  Lots going on.  Lots of good stuff... and a little bad.

First the singular bad:  Had a pretty gnarly crash-up on my road bike that I've been trying to get over.  I was roaring down a long descent into a tight left-hander and had it all lined up until I hit the little piece of gravel.  Strava says I went down at 40 mph.  I slid a long ways and lost a lot of skin.  Leg.  Butt. Arm. Hand.



It may sound funny, but I enjoyed it because I'd already decided to.  I remember thinking, "When am I going to stop sliding???"


It was a great day all-in-all.  Except I ruined my classic Colavita kit- Booo!!

Cara and I have been making a lot of bracelets for the SHS riders.  Those kids are awesome and they are really digging the bracelets.  That makes me happy.




There is so much more I want to do.

I was served a lucky twist of fate.  What do I do with it?  I felt a little off center today and so I am going to find myself on The Bulldog tomorrow.  It's my place to recenter.

A crusade to blaspheme gravity.  Arrrr!

Monday, May 2, 2016

God is Light = Light is Good = God is Good


Where did we come from?  Where are we going?  Who cares?


I ponder all those questions but I don't need the answers.


There is so much here.


And I've discovered the formula for going fast on a mountain bike.


Yes, I'm on the chicken-water.

Venga!  Danillo!  Venga!!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Away from the things of Man

Humans can suffocate.  Rocks and trees give.


I have to get away from the things of Man.







Except for cheese... cheese is always good.


Sometimes I think I want nothing more than to leave this planet.  That's just me being lazy and short-sighted.



Besides, Earth might be the only place you can get good cheese.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

I explore.

At my core, I am an explorer.  I live to discover.  New lands.  New music.  New beliefs, philosophies, or ways of doing things.  New trails!  The moment of discovery is an exhilarating experience- one that can not be duplicated.

Consider that I did my very first barefoot forest hike this weekend.  It's something I'd never thought of, but it was incredible!  More about that later.  Here's the vanguard discovery of the weekend:

Cara showed me some amazing trails I never knew existed.


We rode for an hour (or 3) up to a beautiful vista where we stopped for a refreshment and pondered the landscape below.


We could see the trail network we'd ridden across stretched out below us.  It was like looking down on a live trail map.


The air was crisp.  The sky was blue.  The beer was cold...ish.

So much of what we are comes from what we experience.  I felt a little more alive than I ever have before after this day.