Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cycling Tip

I love how spending time without words gives you so many more words(or ideas, do we think in words). Being in constanly changing scenery has to be one of the most peaceful thing i enjoy while cycling. Whether pushig on with a group or chasing it solo, the health factor goes far beyond physical. My tip is to stay happy, it helps to laugh at our difficulties, except our struggles, stay in the moment with focus and concentration on balance and fuildity. Being angry, sad, mad bitter will only hinder the things we can enjoy.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Trail 15

We road this trail yesterday in the snow. I did pretty well, a couple of sections across small streams that I could not clean. Locals had some interestng lines. Putting the Cushions to good use.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Two Old Guys

Timeless piece of string duet, and others

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My favorite riding partner

Teaching him what I know and to trust each other.  Giving him a push to keep his tempo on a hill, and generally just enjoying it together. 

Monday, November 19, 2012


This wednesday Starting 6:30 at the trestle. 

trestle Short track - 6:35

D-hill memorial - 7:15

Ruin relay - 8

Over all gets a buried '11 Dark intrigue

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cycling tip

Ski wear is great for cold weather.  Sure you will sweat, but you can always vent or take off.  Nothing like toasty fingers and toes on a brisk morning.  I use a pull over old snow board jacket.  I think flat pedals and boots are the warmest and least costly.  For clipless the winter shoe are the way to go.  I don't know what happen to lake shoes.  I guess too many fair weather ethusiast.  The shimano mtb are okay but the rubber on the bottom has torn pretty quickly the water proof goretex is nice. Another key is really putting it into base mode especially on the climbs. I guess easier gearing would be smart where there are hills. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Got down to the Bay on a beautiful Fall Day.

Yellow Perch
Blue Gil

Daddy Caught the Catty.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I did not have the patience as a kid for music, but spent countlesss hours practicing other things.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hoppy Trails

Harvested the hops.  A bit late, not a great yeild this year either too dry early on.  Brew a nice smash beer with regular briess two row.  8 lbs.  Choose the white labs American farmhouse yeast . Hope the hop can break thru.  Will probably rack and do a secondary addition let sit for a week. Made a pumkin brew also with a friends pumkin from his garden.  not getting a vigorous fermentation,  thinking about adding my house wild yeast to mix it up a little.  That was made with 6lb munich malt and two big pumkings, corriander, clove cinamon, nutmeg and allspice subtlely mash in.  I don't like the heavy spice flavor of most pumkin ales so I wanted to keep the spices muted.  Here is a pile of wet hops just picked, about to go into the saison. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Going Going ...

Man seems like yesterday summer just started. Now the crisp clear Fallish weather has arrived. Picked the last of the red tomatoes, not sure the remaining green ones will turn. Made some sauce.
Roasted Tomatoes and Basil for 275 for about 2 hours.  Then mash thru a Chinois , then stove top until desire thickness.  I like to simmer for a long time, to get a rich flavor without adding salt(maybe a pinch). 


Plenty and Plenty of Peppers. Working on different methods for hot sauces, relishes, jelly and salsa. De-seeding and soaking the peppers to get a slight fermentation, this batch I am mixing with canned peaches.

Of course, important to stay relaxed, one of these should do...