Thursday, March 31, 2011

sweep the leg!

Dunno why, but I luved this vid.

Untitled from Hack on Vimeo.
Look for it at 5.45.   

Thinking I should try some of that this summer.  Pfft, no not the DH, the heckling I mean.  ;-)  Kids, where's that cowbell?

Get yer game on, homeslice.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

and still reigning champ

The boy asked to set up a ramp on Sunday.
fun with plywood
Before we knew it, we had a full scale trials throwdown goin on.
Shredder gettin after it
After great debate, we agreed to judge the competition a coupla ways.

By raw distance.
Will the Thrill showin how it's done
And as percentage of each jumper's bike length.

Dad wins flying away!
(for another year anyway, thank Dog.)

the current and still reigning champion!
by the numbers- 6" ramp, measured to back tire: Dad 109" 156%; Will the Thrill 85" 155%, Shredder 75" 118%.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

poison spider

Poison Spider bike sticker?
on my girl's Kona- she's earned it.

Friday, March 25, 2011

pants on fire

say it with me kids: 'failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance'
no further questions yer honor

Hat Tip: MGoblog, OSU's Eleven Warriors

Sunday, March 20, 2011

moab marathon mayhem

Race organizers kindly showing my hypothetical time, should I have entered.  Aw, that's so sweet you guys!

Mrs Wulff awoke well before the crack of dawn Saturday in preparation of her second (yes second!) half marathon race.

Mrs Wulff soundly cursing show-offs cheering runners 4290, 2965

Oh yes, she's the designated runner on the team.

And we are all better off for it.  (yes, she's indeed looking over my shoulder as I type this). 

Ahem.  Is she gone?

As I was about to say, Saturday, in the company of 4,999 other dedicated pavement stompers, Mrs Wulff volunteered to run for 2 hours and 10 minutes.  


Without stopping.
mile 13: why is this woman smiling?
hooray Mom!

That's 13.1 miles for the uninitiated.

Good work Hon!   You remain an inspiration to the rest of us layabouts.

Me?  Well, I participated in a little cross-training myself while everyone else ran for like, 13.1 miles.

Like sampling the wares at the Cliff Vertical Rock Face Bar booth.  The new Shot Bloks?  Awesome.  Shot Roks?  Not so much.  Think chocolate covered sawdust.  That's been stomped in the mud, mashed into a dungball by a troop of pre-schoolers.  That comes close- Bear Grylls himself wouldn't touch the stuff.   No, not really Vertical Rock Face Bar attorneys: they were yummy too!

Oh and don't forget slurping yet another Moab latte delicioso.

Moab Aquatic Center, brand spankin new

Or taking pictures of the local architecture.

cool column detailing

Yep, I know what you're thinking: that's a full day right there!  I know! ;-]

Friday, March 18, 2011

amasa back

That's Amasa Back right there.  Trail ends at the tip of the point.
bad-azz country: can you believe that shadowed rockfall is a trail up/down from rim to floor, 500'?!  Double Black Diamond: NFW!
View from the top:
snowcapped La Sals  range in background
My Awesome moment of the day:
Coming across a coupla young bucks worrying over faulty brakes on one of their rentals.  I deftly drop one of those ubiquitous Amassa ledges to flat, maybe 2' high, prompting a 'noice!' from the buddy as I pull up tight to offer assistance.  

Batman himself couldn't have entered with more aplomb.


firey furnace


balanced rock @ arches national park

Thursday, March 17, 2011

slickrock trail, moab ut

Words fail me.

They call it a slickrock playground.
That sounds about right.

good morning!

courtesy of Red Rock bakery

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


64 fl oz of Derailleur Ale goodness
Cross training Mrs Wulff for her big half marathon on Saturday.  Tough work, but someone's got to do it!


bike rack @ Zuma's- Mancos CO

road trip: moab

Team Roughrider hitting the road in T-45minutes.  

That is if I can put down the coffee.  Or get off the computer.  

Or get the boy out of the dryer.

Mrs Wulff: 'You get yourSELF out of the dryer right now young man!'

Better make that T-75 minutes.

See you all on the Slickrock Trail~


Monday, March 14, 2011

arizona wanders the juan

AZ prospecting
The Dry Flies faction of DFFT hosted AZ Wanderings on the San Juan Sunday.

AZ heat
AZ money
We met at Texas Hole parking lot, I planned out a whirlwind tour of the middle flats for the day.  It was great fun fishing with such a genuine guy, excellent angler to boot.  

I've fished the Juan for many years, witnessing Ben's evident excitement fishing this fabled fishery had me seeing it with renewed eyes. It is truly a fantastic resource.

For me, I found myself taking pride in the fact I could put a Juan newcomer onto good fish, increase his catch rate showing him a tip or two, leave him with enuf groundwork in technique and hot spots to continue to pump up his trip thru the week.

  • Our first fish for the day proved to be a double- both hollering out at same moment.  'Double!'  Can't beat that with a stick, now can ya?
  • Big fish were aplenty- none over 19", but we each landed 2-3 in the 18-19" class, noice!
  • We spent most all our time picking pockets in the braids above Kiddie Pool, stalking and sight fishing all our victims.  Red hots, zebras, brown KF emergers ruled the day.
  • Lake turnover proved mostly negligible- visibility around 2'.  Bluebird day, moderate wind, temp's into the low-mid 60's.  Moderate big midge hatches (black, #24), medium crowds, tho Ben reported Barnum-and-Bailey atmosphere around Kiddie Hole on Saturday.
  • My Awesome Moment of the day, fish wise: nice 17" rainbow hen in the net, beautifully colored.  I pull the KF out of her jaw, find a perfectly tied UFO embedded in her opposing jaw,  said UFO now resting comfortably in my midge box.  Never been paid to land a fish before! 
Thx Ben, twas a great day!


Ben's post lives here and here

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I shall fish this day

From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood chases fins with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England angling now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
That fished with us upon this day.
with apologies to Bill~
Meeting Ben from AZ Wanderings up on the Juan today.  Hope this finds you out chasing fins of your own this fine Spring Break!


Friday, March 11, 2011


Celebrating substantial completion with dinner party tonight.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

day 52 in captivity

Checking the blog archives, I see we began our kitchen remodel project precisely 52 days ago.

Getting damn tired of working on it.  Just sayin.
pardon our pancake mess ;-)
Lucky for me (and mine!), our electricians arrive tomorrow to send this project into Substantial Completion.

Which leaves that last 2% remaining on my punch list.  


Seems little enuf, huh?

But it's that last 2% that just may land me in divorce court if I'm not careful.  Note to self: keep yer head down and stop dreaming of fishing the Juan and biking Moab next week for Spring Break.

Day 52 in captivity, one more notch on the wall, but soon to be paroled.

See you all on the other side.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

first batch

glass tiles goin in

lacking grout
completed bar backsplash

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

stage 5

come a long way, pilgrim
The Great Kitchen Renovation Project of 2011 achieved Stage 5 today, can I get a Hoo-Rah!

recycled glass quartz

Counter dudes just left, sink (and WATER!) to be completed Friday AM.

stage 6 glass tile backsplash this weekend- anybody out there set glass tile before?