Friday, December 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

the brews of 2011


Looking backonit it would appear I just might have a vice or two.

.....pffffft naw that can't be it- it's just that I've always been a patron of the Arts.

...and there's just sooo very much Art out there to patronize!

badda bing!  thank you thank you, be here all week :-o

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

dry flies stoke 2011

It was a good year for the long rod.

A very good year.

Raise a glass to more of the same in 2012!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

happy holidays!

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Festivus (for the rest of us!), we here at la casa de Roughrider wish you and yours health and happiness this holiday season.

And dirt.  Let's not forget fresh, loamy dirt snaking through green mountain meadows to destinations unknown.

Oh and tight lines- reels singing in happiness free spooling high country trout. 

hmmmm....maybe a bit of both?

Happy Holidays everyone!  Mike Laura Caroline Will

Sunday, December 11, 2011


The kids and I finally made it out to the North Valley bike park @ 4th & Alameda.

Oh, it's been open since around September.  It's just that I wanted to wait to give those groms ample time to pack that dirt down before I made my triumphal arrival.  ;-)

Now collectively, Team Roughrider has less than a little experience riding skinnies and jumps.  We sampled a bit when last out to Hood River, but most of the features proved more than we could handle at the time.

So I was eager to sample most everything offered and will be the first to tell you I need to build up the ole skillset to keep 'airing' those big jumps.  pffffft!

The kids now....

...ducks to water comes to mind.

Awesome sauce.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

whole enchilada

Experienced our first snow round town last night- just a dusting at La Casa de Roughrider, but a good bit more in our foothills.

Has this sometime mountain goat already daydreaming of the season to come.