I’m trying to eat healthier these days.
Easter time is NOT an optimal time for that kind of thing. Waaaay too many candy eggs around.
I like to ride my bike on my trails. I really like to ride my bike on my trails.
The one thing that I like almost as much as riding on them, is digging on them. I like shaping berms, putting in jumps, smoothing out and filling in elk hoof prints… you know, just regular trail stuff.
It’s a ton of work, and it’s not exactly clean work, so on the surface, it would appear that I either have a problem with self abuse, or I’m stupid.
It’s also possible that I just like to get my mind on something other than work, family, bills, and clowns (ever since Poltergeist, I’ve had a constant low-grade fear of clowns… don’t watch that movie if you are younger than 30).
The bonus is that when I spend a couple of hours with Billie, the Wonder Adze and Rico the antique garden rake (you name your tools too, right?) I get to try out the improvements on my BIKE!
Another benefit comes to mind. When I’m riding the trails, my focus is generally on not flying off said trails, which would require removing sage brush from my orifices. When I’m working on the trails I get to see the view. And man, what a view it is.
I snapped this photo yesterday, then I unwittingly chopped into a termite mound. Termites do not like to be disturbed AND the dern things fly. Thank goodness they don’t look like clowns. That could be a deal breaker.
New Reader JackTheBlack4444 sent this in:
Did a mud run with Miss Fit’s group and raised a ridiculous amount for St. Jude (Children’s Hospital), something like 10 grand. Mostly due to the fact that Miss Fit is a fitness model and has a legion of fan boys. But that is beside the point.
It’s sort of a Blues Brothers meets Swamp Thing look, isn’t it? Very cool. Especially on a hot day.
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Get ready, get set, go… on an emotional roller coaster for the next few weeks while the Boston Horror is sorted out. Americans aren’t good at Terror. We were spared it for a good long while, as we heard about it in Lebanon and Ireland, and all those places that fall under the category ‘Other’. It’s trickling in here, now. We like to think that we’re a big glossy target that “lesser people” and “backward countries” hate, and that might be the case this time. But everything else is the case, too. Homegrown loonies, halfwitted inbreds, ego-driven creeds, counterculture crackpots, feverish revolutionaries and well-spoken demagogues are all “out there”- meaning “in here”. Some terror you can try to prepare for and some you can’t. That’s why it terrorizes us- it’s the Not Knowing. We don’t know where it’s coming from, nor why, nor from whom, nor when, nor especially what will happen next. That largely depends on who demands what happens next and whether they get what they demand… and the people making the most impassioned demands aren’t always using their forebrains and trying to outwit the terrorists, past or future. No, the most impassioned, demanding victims can be as irrational and impassioned and demanding as the terrorists themselves, and the terrorists like it that way. They’re calm right now, hiding and waiting to see what we’ll do. “They” (the culprits this time and the culprits previously and the wannabes) hope that we’ll do something stupid and hamstring ourselves. And we might. I hope not. We’ll see.
Everything in the world is on the web now, including the world itself. I get all kinds of RSS feed and links to cool, fun sites and blogs and catalogs and all. One of the best is THE ADVENTURE BLOG. I get an email every day with links to their latest fun stuff, and if there’s time, I troll around there and check it out.
They have this on there now:
So. Wanna keep up with the outdoors while you’re indoors? Or while you have your smartphone out? I know it seems a little daffy to geek out on the outdoors digitally, but hey… good content is good content.