Monday, May 31, 2010

These wrinkles masterfully disguise...

the youthful boy below

   The weather has made a turn for the better here in Santa Fe. The riding has opened up bigtime. Only the highest up stuff is still snowy. The other day Mark and I journied up to Cochiti for the first ride of the season. We rode up Bland to medio dia and rode that up to the camper and then up to killer switchbacks and then back down. The water was crazy there. After that ride we hooked up with Anthony for some sidewinder action and got caught in some snowy weather but not enough to dampen the ride.

The water on the upper part of medio dia was crazy. It has since mellowed out a bit

I like this shot from Killer Switchbacks

Stopped along side the stream to have a snack and reflect

when you are heading out of the canyon at the end of the ride it is always nice to stop and look back up the canyon

Back at the lot with beer in hand

A few days later I met up with some doods and went for a ride up chamisa and sidewinder. was still chilly and snowy

always nice to stop and gaze upon all the lucky people's houses who are lucky to live on the mt.

Anthony feeling the turn

Everyone who lives and rides in Santa Fe knows of the Sidewinder trail... I hope

back at the vehiclesit started to snow more

wondering how snowflakes fall up

   What is in your pint glass? I got this new offering from Bridgeport. I have never been a big fan of Bridgeports beer but they have good prices so i get their IPA occasionally. I have to say this Imperial IPA is quite nice though. I will def buy it again.

   What is in your audio player?
I have been really digging the new Broken Social Scene record.
Live version of sentimental x's

Monday, May 10, 2010

I cried on the way to the trail

   Jay Stolpestad passed way on April 24th in the early am. Jay was one of the kindest people I have ever met. The first person I road with when we moved here to Santa Fe was Jay. From that ride on Jay and I became good friends. Quite strange really since We are so diferent. Jay brought the best out in people and inspired everyone he came across. A couple years ago Jay was diagnosed with cancer. He never stopped fighting or smiling til the day he died. I will miss him dearly and I imagine many other will too.

We recreated this shot last week with Jay in our thoughts in the same spot on pacheco canyon road

   Jay loved PInback...

                See ya "my brutha"