Saturday, November 26, 2011

it's morning in america again

Aspen Sunrise
photo credit: Oxherder Arts Gallery

The University of Michigan Wolverines defeat the evil empire forces of darkness for the first time in 8 years.

All is right in my the world.

Friday, November 25, 2011

a good day


Coupla more reasons to be thankful this holiday year life:
dirt merchants
rider down

dynamic duo
golden hour

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

giving thanks

American style.

Don't forget your nomex and stay safe out there!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


good morning!

Here's hoping this finds you someplace warm, sipping one of yer own.

Not so we however- with an early morning contest on the pitch.
bikes & beans- a heavenly pairing
Still, Manzanares Street Coffee House in Socorro warrants a return this am.  Another cafe latte, yes, and perhaps another game of chess while we await our afternoon game.

Salud a mis amigos!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

fringe benefits

courtesy Socorro Springs Brewery

...with 4 hours between soccer tourney games, I'm not made of stone ya know.  ;-]

That said, anyone else want to join the Big Ten?  Woooo!

How bout that Baylor win, huh?  Or Virginia-Florida State finish?  Or USC?  Or Iowa State?  What a Kray-zee weekend in college football!

Monday, November 14, 2011

red planet

Found some time between soccer games this weekend to lay some tracks around the White Mesa country outside of San Ysidro.

dragon's back
singletrack playground
high desert two-wheel drive
trail critters

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Gaylord Sheppard's U10 boys Silver Division Champs: Thunderbolts.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

want one!

Welcome sight at our soccer tourney this weekend. With room to  rack a coupla bikes off the back, I think I found my dream rig!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Stiller on mtb

This really cracked me up~  Happy Friday!

Hat tip:

Monday, November 7, 2011

winter comes

Winter's closing in.

  I thought I'd take a looksee up Otero, gauge just how far winter has encroached with this last battery of storms.

Found our first snow lingering on the north slopes, in the shadows.  Won't be long before winter kicks us all down slope, first to Cedro, then all the way back to our Sandia foothills.

But not just yet, not this day!

Sunday Tunnel-Otero was nearly deserted, just a few tracks leading me up canyon.  

I had one of those golden days where everything was going my way- lungs strong, legs, even stronger.  Balance like a cat, timing dead-on, I scaled step-ups that normally give me trouble, executed a few new jumps and drops never dared before.  And the downhill now, wooo!

What a glorious day~

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Moab 360

Check it!  Cool vid mountain biking Moab's Slickrock trail.  What's that?  You've seen plenty of those already?  Well this one's got the goods over those others:  an experimental interactive 360d view of the whole ride.  Captured via smartphones no less, huh.
Click here to see the Xperia Studio video, no embed possible, sorry folks!

Pan, zoom all around rider Mark Sevenof for a true virtual ride.  All that's missing is the desert wind, the burn, and the adrenaline rush.  Cool beans, no?

Making the vid:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

photos from the field

trying to stay ahead of all that chocolate this week~
it's a gorgeous world we live in, so get on out there!