Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rainbow Revisited

For the last three years, on the weekend after Fathers Day I usually plan on riding the Rainbow Rim. This year was no exception.
This year there will be no long explanation of where it is or how incredible the trail is. Nope, this year I am going to show you the new guys who have never ridden there before, (three of which had never seen the Grand Canyon).  And I will end with a list of the fools who had something better to do than show up for a once a year ride that I plan months in advance.

So first the newbies.

Congrats to the first timers, especially to Luke for lugging that 40 lb rig the entire day.

Now for the slackers;

John- Your off the hook because of your old man's service and the Utah Hill death march.
Brandon - You get a pass because you manned up on the White Rim

Missed you guys.........the rest of you are this close [  ] to dead to me.

Lifestyle Choice

H. G. Wells:

"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race."

I purchased a bike for commuting to the new Verdi office. (that may be a post for another day) I don't do this to save the environment or save money on gas, I do this for two reasons; 
I now have real reasons to ride a bike every day of the week and secondly I am looking forward to the challenge. You all know that I get bored easily so the effort involved in planning out the day, battling the elements and my own laziness seems like a worthy effort.

She may look flashy but I will tell you that I spent a whopping $418 on this steel miracle of Chinese ingenuity.  How they can produce and sell this bike for that dollar figure may be whats wrong with American commerce.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Google Machine

Have you ever googled yourself? I have done it a few times and realized each time that I have made little or no mark on the cyber world.
(no pun intended)

This time I ran across something extra special, I give you The Mark Weston Band.

To be brutally honest here, I am a little disappointed to have a group so devastatingly mediocre using my name.

To quote their site, "The Mark Weston Band is a Cutting Edge, Mainstream, Cross Over Pop Alternative Rock/New Country/Classic Rock three piece club dance band."

Is it even possible to be all of those things? I don't think MAINSTREAM means what they think it means. Exactly zero of their mindless tunes will be placed on my I-pod.

What's really interesting is that they have the same number of #1 hit singles as me and I don't even play an instrument.

So get out there and google yourself today but be prepared for the disappointment.