Friday, December 10, 2010

I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride

The lovely climb up Pacheco Canyon rd to start the ride

   Made a run down rio en medio about a month ago with Matt and Anthony and Mark. Rio en medio is one of the more technical trails around Santa Fe. Was a great ride and we drank beer and threw rocks at bottles at the bottom of pacheco canyon road.

Matt on one of my favorite parts of the cut-thru to Pacheco from rio en medio

   The weekend after that ride Krista was in town and looking to get a SS ride in while she was in town so we met up at Cochiti. I got there and a few minutes later Andy and a friend of his pulled into the parking lot just by coincidence so they joined us on a fun ride up Bland to del norte to killer switchbacks and so on. Was a great ride with everyone on SS's

Getting started on the road to Bland
photo: Andy

Andy gettin it up to the saddle

IF in da house

Sharing a moment of reflection    photo:Andy

Krista owning the descent

Andy hearts Cochiti

   Rode Atalaya with Raney a bit ago and we climbed up in the daylight and descended in darkness over to the Dale Ball south trails. It was a great ride. Mike is fast so it is good to be chasing someone the whole ride. only got a couple sunset shots and an arm extension shot of my first Celebration ale of the year.

   What is in your audio player? I have K'naan in mine. I really enjoy this desktop concert he gave at npr.

                           Happy Holidays everyone.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Shed The Light

   Got some quality fall rides in recently. Also been hitting up some great rides after work. Had some fun up on the Borrego Big T ride after work one night with Anthony while we still had sunlight for the whole ride but just enough. You could tell time was short.

Anthony chasing the falling sunlight

   One of my favorite places to ride here in New Mexico has got to be Cochiti. Blasted a quick Bland to medio dia canyon to del norte canyon up to the camper and onward to killer switchbacks back down medio dia.

sidpa bardo?

looking back on a day well spent

   Made it to Taos for one more South Boundary ride in 2010. I doubt I will make it back there again before it is unridable. Went with Ben and Matt from work. No action shots but some nice landscapes
This was Ben's first ride up there.

Ben's ride for the day

Ohh man, I have to say the best fish tacos in New Mexico are from Guadalajara

What's in your audio player? The new Avey Tare has been stuck in mine for quite some time. Also I have been digging the new Arcade Fire. I liked Spike Jonzes video he did for them as well

                     I am thankful for much

Saturday, October 16, 2010

"I'm a dusted old bummy Hurdy Gurdy Man"

   Was digging around the garage looking for a match when I came across this, one of my favorite tapes back in the day. 92 I think. I would listen to this tape sooo much. Flipping that bitch over and over. I still think this is the Beastie Boys best album. Dust brothers definitely helped the Beasties step it up from Licensed To Ill.

    I Was dropping my mom off at the airport and thought that that would be a fantastic time to hit some dirt down in Albuquerque. Bruce was kind enough to meet up with me and show me around Otero. I have ridden here a few times but always like when I can tag along with a local so the there is less debating at junctures. We had a killer ride. Way too much fun to stop and take any photos. 'Cept for this blurry one. I do believe it is time for a new camera. The one I have is all fucked up. It has no lens cover anymore so the lens is just exposed all the time. Most of the pics come out with a lovely haze of oil on them.

   A and I ventured up to Deception Peak the other day and had a great descent down Ravens Ridge to Rio en medio to Pacheco then up to Winsor and then descend that all the way back to TVM

Deception Peak was blissful

I need to venture down to Nambe lake sometime soon

Anthony deftly descending Ravens Ridge

Aspens were just beginning there transition

The upper section of Rio en medio was BIG fun

Coming down Big T from the campground. After this it was a big ripper down the Winsor to the market to the car and cold beers

Interbike came and went as well in September. I went for the whole thing this year. Went to Cross Vegas and had a good time.

   This was my 2nd attempt at brewing. Still doing extract brewing. This was supposed to be an American IPA. It came out good but not really indicative of a American IPA. More of an Amber. I just brewed again this past weekend and went with extract again. This time i got an IPA recipe from John who has been brewing for a long time and is a chemist. I think this one will be much more like a true IPA. Also this time I am going to rack it into a secondary. I hope this helps the cloudyness that i got with the American IPA.

                     Half drank SSweetleafIPA

Susan Butler took 5th

Maureen Bruno Roy pushing it hard

The pro men take off

dolla dolla bill yall

Hey where is his bike?

It was good fun watching a cross race under the lights. Most the week at Interbike was work.
Interesting frame design

Cinelli has stepped up its game for 2011
the new Mash frame is tight

I think I might buy one of these

   What's in your audio player? I have Paul's Boutique in mine. Speaking of which I see they are coming out with another album.

                                Have A Great Day