I got off work the other night and we had a huge host of storms all around us. After some heavy debating(with myself). I threw some camera's in the Jeep and headed off. The view was amazing. The storms had wrapped around me so that for 180degrees there was nothing but lighting. Over head was clear deep blue sky with specks of light. It was somewhat unreal. I took pictures as long as the batteries in the cameras held out. Which wasn't long, cause someone had forgotten to charge them(me). The moon started to rise and then things really got cool. Here's a few good shots from the night of the 21st. The moon is the orange glow on the left hand side of the clouds.
Riding to work this morning was phenomenal. There was a heavy heavy fog and at 5:30 am only a bit of sun peaking up in the east. I was barely out of my door and I could tell it was going to be one of those rides. The type of rides that reward you for getting out the door when you think you would have rather drove. Riding in the fog was awesome. A little scary I'll admit too. Knowing cars will have less of a chance to see you. It was like riding in a holo-suite of some sort. like being enclosed in a 20 yard sphere of white haze for the first couple miles. A little further and the top came off the dome. The the east was a distant glow from the sun and to the west a full moon descending into the fog. I stopped once to get all the condensation off my glasses and pull he bike in too the small ring up front(no front der. yet) I did a steady 10 mph up the hill.
There is one thing I wish I could do. I wish I could program my brain to try as hard to dissuade me from eating that bowl of ice cream at 10pm as it does trying to get me to drive instead of bike. I'd be a different man if I could.
Sound track for the ride...Dido summer 2008 mixtape
My newest toy. My father bought this for me on Fathers Day this year. Thanks Dad!! It's a blast to shoot. I'm hopefully going to have a fun shoot coming up soon. 3-d targets, shoot-n-see's, and if I can get my butt in gear some metal knockdown one's also.
Ever since I've had kids I've always insisted on getting them good bikes. Head to the local bike shop and spring a few more bucks for a bike that fits right and will last ten times as long. There are those that will disagree with me on this. Saying that by the time the bike wears out that they will be ready for a bike anyway. I don't think so. We still have Josh's first bike. He rode that bike to kindergarten. I've had to replace a few things. Not for the fact that it's worn out however. The shifter broke after Jenny let a friend borrow it one time. Why is it always one time? Any how I replaced it with a old thumb shifter I had. To this day you can still take it down and have it work. So we ran to Cheyenne and went straight to the bike store. Found a bike that fit Jake, and he took a ride on it. Fit great, with a little room to grow. He already looks much better on this bike then any he's had in the past. Jakes never been a bit bike person. I hope this one turns it around a bit for him.
Well I'll just start by it's been awhile. I'm going to try once again to start doing this on a more regular basis. A lot has happened since I've started neglecting this place.
Looks as if I'm getting a new car. My boss at Motel 6 has a Audi A6 for sale. I made the mistake of asking to test drive it. WOW, I haven't had a car with that much power in a long long time. So between me falling in love with it and his totally too low of a asking price. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get it.
Backpacking season for me and the kids is here all ready and I think were almost ready. I need to get one more backpack for Jenny and we'll be set. I think we may pack up and do a test outing over Memorial day. Do the normal first of the year prep run in Grandma's pasture. Iron out the bugs since I've never taken all four kids before.
I've done a couple of pretty simple design's for a couple different paintball events. The first being Spring Pump Event. The paintball gathering that I attend every year.
The next is for a upcoming event in Colorado. This one got me free entry to the game. Pretty good deal considering I usually do it for free.
I've also been messing around with a idea for a website for a friend. We'll see if anything becomes of that.
Item: Cabela's Boot's Model: Snowrunners Manufacture: Cabela's Specs: 400gram Thinsulate, full Goretex lace up boot.
Date used: 12.30.07 to present
Conditions:Snow, Mud, Slush
Good: Boot fits great. No break in required. Boot laces up tight and is adequately warm. Sole is good on ice and fair on wet tile. Boot simply looks good. No large plastic ring around the boot. It still looks like a nice hiking boot as apposed to a sorel mud boot. Fits much better then other Cabela boots in the same price range, insulated or not.
Bad: Sometimes if feels like the sole is coming off. I can see that it isn't, however at times if feels and even sounds like it is. The tongue of the boot doesn't always fit right in the boot. Seems to bunch up a little unless pulled out when lacing up the boot. Small thing but annoying.
Nitty Gritty: Great boot so far. I'm interested to see how they hold up under daily wear for the rest of the winter and spring.