Thursday, February 03, 2011

Winter Doldrums

   “ For all our conceits about being the center of the universe, we live in a routine planet of a humdrum star stuck away in an obscure corner … on an unexceptional galaxy which is one of about 100 billion galaxies. … That is the fundamental fact of the universe we inhabit, and it is very good for us to understand that."

Carl Sagan

   First ride of 2011 was a night ride after work on the Dale Balls. It was great. The trails were all covered in snow but enough people had hiked it so it was packed down as long as you stayed on the packed trail you were fine. This ride was on January 5th

   Then I started my weekly drive down to Albuquerque to hit up the foothills. I really enjoy riding the foothills. I have also discovered the new brewery La Cumbre on Girard in turkey town

   The next weekend we banged out a 30 miler hittin most of the foothills including a section of the south foothills that goes all the way down to the big I that i had not ridden before. It was sweet cause it has a really big climb on it. Which is always nice.
I guess this trail was courtesy of FOOMTB

The climb back up from 40 is a honker. That's right I said honker

Joaquin giving it


We hit up San Francisco for the holidays again and had another splendid visit to the city by the bay. One of the highlights was eating my brothers pizza.

A man and his pizza oven

There was drinking


Tom and Jerrying it

Alcatraz diversion

Some more drinking

Some nice walks in between rain

Then some more beer

Had to bring some lovely nectar home with us

   What is in your audio player? I am excited about J's new album coming out in March. Fully accoustic with some accoustic fuzz thrown in.

                  WARMTH please