Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Big Boy Bumper Cars

I am not a big race car fan, but was watching the Daytona 500 last night. Pretty crazy event. The jet fuel fire was insane...very hard to put out.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Family Trip

Headed out for a family trip kinda last minutely planned, we had a great time.

Staying at Hampton Inn Montage(Sno) mountain. Great view of the mountain and nice accommodations. Headed up Friday after work, our 11th anniversary, too bad we only got one room. Saturday we hiked/walked at Nay Aug park in Scranton.
The park in right in the city, at at a glimpse looks like a little trashy park, but there is a really cool gorge. My phone pics don't really give a good sense of the depth. After exploring the waterfall we headed to the Museum. which was next to a demonstration mine but no longer openhttp://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/viewtopic.php?t=20246.
The Museum housed some cool fossils(some found locally) and an impressive ornithology collection:
And some artwork upstairs but photos were not allowed.
We skied Saturday night. The wind at the top of the mountains were about 20-30 mph sustained. So we only did a few runs. Clay and I decided to try and go below where it would be less windy, but the trail got much more vertical. He ended up walking down a short section, as I carried his skis. The next day the weather was blue bird perfect and the wind had died down. Surprizingly the mountain was just as empty as the night before. No lines is alway nice. Snow was still hard and fast. We skiied until 1pm as the conditions softened and the crowds grew. All in all a good time.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Commuter

One day of commuting and I already feel the disdain cyclist recieve. If our driving is any indication of social standards I would say we are pretty screwed as a society. I get annoyed driving behind a slow driver, i will admit. But it stops at being annoyed. I can't decide which is worst for a cyclist oblivious, or A-hole drivers. When I am inside the white(meaning outside the roadway) and a car rides the white when there is about 5 feet of space to the center yellows, I just can;t tell which one it is... Ass or oblivious. Either way they might be getting a little phlem at the next light. Playing with someone's life is not a joking, funny, or exceptable matter.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Steady Steed


Has been a work horse of a bike and I have really grown to enjoy it. Went from nice snow at springton to complete crap at Marsh to nice road climbs back home. Here is a little shot from cutting across the top of Springton. Squeaky clean snow.

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Monday, February 6, 2012