Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Best thing ever

First off you need to play this video so you can listen to the song as you read the post. I wouldn't recommend watching because it's 80's boring. You all remember The Style Council don't you?

That song always makes me think of my incredible wife. She really is the best thing that ever happened to me. She has officially been putting up with my special brand of shenanigans for 15 years. We just celebrated our 15 year anniversary on the 28th. I know, I can't believe it either. 15 years really sounds like a long time.

I found this picture of us riding up at Brian Head. Isn't she cute?

This is what she eventually did to that bike she was riding.........Smashed it with the car.

I still love her.

Friday, April 24, 2009

O' Danny boy

I can't walk as smoothly as this guy can ride a bike.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Every Saturday should be just like this. Blue skies, a little chilly and my bike.

The northeast rim of Little Creek Mesa with Gooseberry in the distance.

A cool rock bridge. I wish pictures did this justice.

Rolling the bridge.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Finally a version of this classic tale that is worth reading. After years, nay, decades of being subjected to movie after movie and listening to my sisters and all my wife's friends go on and on about this book I may actually read it.

Here is the the quote from Amazon;

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you'd actually want to read.

I am buying this tomorrow.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Due to my recent trouble with my XM online radio and with some advice to my brother Dan I am now a big fan of Pandora Radio. The library of music on this sight is superb, the voodoo that they use to match your chosen station with other like sounding music is flawless. So if you like hearing stuff that you can't find on terrestrial radio you gotta try this out.

Here, in no particular order is a list of my top 5 stations. Feel free to add them to your list.

She & Him; Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward doing music their way.

Jaime Cullum; I just like this guys cover songs.

U2; Do I really need to explain this??

Pink Floyd; A lot better music connects with this band than you would think. Try it, you will like it.

The Replacements; Paul Westerberg is awesome.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Redemption and conversion

I decided to give the boys a chance to redeem themselves this morning at Gooseberry Mesa. I still drove my own car because I refuse to be burned again by their antics. That being said they were Johnny on the spot today and we had a great ride. I was on the Single Speed of course and they had their big bikes. They almost kept up..........not really.

It was a little chilly and threatening rain. This is Ben, he will be leaving our fare city for more school at the first of May. Via con Dios buddy.

Shot of Jimmy and Ben at the point.

Jimmy showing the kind of stuff that pushed me to get a different bike. That shot is almost straight down.

I have also recently converted two of my bretheren to the Singlespeed 29er.

This is Kurt climbing the tortuous new trail at the Barrel Roll. 15 switchbacks to get to the summit of this suffer fest. He was riding my old bike and I let him try the SS for about a half mile and he was hooked, I believe that he placed his order for a new ride today.

This is Duane who also tried my SS last week, here he is riding the bike that he bought the next day. I think he also put his name on the list for a Coconino. Duane is my new BFF.