Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Even though I spent Christmas by myself I got a nice little gift from Mother Nature, a bright blue (Colorado Sky) 50 degree day. I had to take advantage and head out for a little ride at Schaeffer Farm. I expected the trails to be a little wet and slippery, but they were sweet and really grippy. I busted my arse a couple of times on the leaf build up on the corners, but nothing major to disrupt my ride. Saw a friend on the trail, it was good to catch up on the world of road and cross racing and admit my complete fear of cross racing since it appears you race the entire time at LT. Anyways, I was just psyched to be on my bike on Christmas day.
Given my lack of posting skills check back in August for another update. Later.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
.....to actually beat someone's ass, but if you have a good reason, is it OK? Here is a pic of my brother doing what you do on a bike, having fun. Yes, he is acting stupid, riding shirtless, w/ a helmet in the snow, but that's what a bike is for, having fun. Tonight my bike ride ended on a very unfun note. As I was riding back home on MacArthur up to the light by Brookmont some idiotic teenagers started yelling at me to get off the road and get on the sidewalk, of course my first thought is always if the name of something has the word "walk" in it, maybe I shouldn't "ride" on it, but I digress...so I politely told the kid to F Off! and of course they speed away laughing. As fate would have it they are stopped at the light as I reach the top of the hill. I politely ask the kid if he would like to step out of the car so I can beat his ass and he proceeds to whip a carton of McDonald's fries at me, with my cat like reflexes I ducked the fries and went to grab the kid in the car. Well that didn't go over very well and they sped off, which of course only made me more angry. I should have gotten the tag or done something more "adult" like ignore them, but I didn't, and of course was angry the rest of the way home. Nice way to ruin what was supposed to be a fun mellow ride.
Well being a very non-regular poster I was motivated by Joel's pics of old skate photos from back in the day, for me the late 70's. I went in search of a bunch of pictures from the Crofton Skate Park, Harry's Backyard, drain shots and I could only find this picture. This a really early shot, I'm guessing '76 or so, probably 7th grade on the ramp Harry and I built from wood we stole from the local construction site by WMAL towers. We eventually added about 2 feet of vertical to this with some stolen coping as well along with a sweet tape player nailed to the tree to play all our favorite songs. Biggest air always during "Slow Ride" from Foghat. This tandem shot is not so rad, but hey it's a pic and a blog entry. If I can track down some more pics I'll post for anyone who cares. I have a sweet hand plant shot from Crofton if I can find it.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
So it's been quite awhile since I last posted, so I'll try to do a quick catch up. Had a great trip to the Utah ski areas with the girls over Spring Break. Went to a really cool tubing park called Gorgoza outside Park City. We have a cool video of the whole group going down and I'll post that soon. We were joined by the Anne, Isabelle and Hannah for some skiing at Alta, Park City and Deer Valley. All the girls were tearing it up. We also met up with the Lipscombs and their friends for a day at Deer Valley and all the kids were doing there own thing and tearing through the natural halfpipe and terrain parks.