Tuesday, March 13, 2012
While I have not been posting here, I definitely have been shooting a lot lately and living. Check out the latest below, and feel free to let me know what you think.
Started up a blog for the Boy Scout Troop.
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Shooting with Instagram
and starting a Tumblr to document more of my work...
Looking to revamp my website with new work in near future and hopefully get my tumblr blog linked to there, to showcase new projects.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Later that night we watched the fireworks on the levee and had root beer floats at the Twiss's
Shot a few and got some ok results, not quite was I was going for, lots of washed out colors...still exciting.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
The adventure started out Monday night, ended up making it to the Smoky Mountains. The next morning we hike Laurel Falls, Cliff Tops, and Clingman's dome.
After the day of hiking we drove over to Ashville, NC. Found a great dinner spot with amazing gyros. Then took a drive down the Blueridge Parkway exploring the great wide open... Made it to near the base of Mt. Mitchell and set up camp.
welcome to my crib
Checked out the new Insight
then tweeted about it and wore funny hats....
Actually we went to Boone and Blowing Rock after the Biltmore..Must have been the day for "B" things considering we ate dinner at Bistro Roca. Michele suggested the place, which was awesome. After dinner we hit the road and made it partially way back before returning home on Friday.
Friday, June 26, 2009
just watched this insane climbing video that really makes me want to do some climbing maybe head over to Springfield in the near future
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Overall it was a decent race; it started off with a 4 mile canoe, then 5 mile run, followed by a 17 mile bike. In the canoe our time of 38:52 was fast enough to grab us first place out of the 8 teams we knew.
My run time was horrid, but I felt good, never walked, got tight... I didn’t wear a watch and just lollygagged along I thought I’d done about 8:45 ish because I knew I was taking it easy, but turns out more like 10:01 minutes a mile for an total run time of 50:04.
I wasted a little time in the transition fumbling around with my helmet, dropping a gel, while trying to stuff it in a pocket. With a time of 1:01 I got 8th overall of everyone in the race, something I thought maybe I had the potential to win, even with changing shoes.
Finally I got to my semi strong point of the race… the bike. Started out taking it easy on the first climb out of the park, and also on the climb up 571, hopefully this bought me some energy. In the first couple miles I kept looking down, and remembering to push a little harder. Seemed like the first 5 or so miles was littered with idiots riding all over the road. It was a pain in the butt trying to weave through them as they drifted aimlessly across the road. Starting up Monroe-Concord, it was a slight incline that just kills it. Once it leveled out the rubber started melting, kept it above 25 down that road. The best part was on the straight away, there was a guy on a Cervelo P3 who thought he was going fast. He probably was going 28 seeing this guy on a $4000 bike suffer made my day as my 6 year old $800 bike cruised by at 32mph. Making the turn for the return stretch was like hitting brick wall. Almost immediately my legs were tight and started to cramp. I downed most of both of my bottles steadily and did a few stretches while riding. Gradually I got up to 20 but that didn’t last. It was difficult to maintain anything steady, kept dropping from 19 to 14 and bouncing around. But I was able to pick off a good deal of people as they struggled in the wind.
Not once did anyone ride by me. Which was cool, but that also meant there was no one to ride with. If there had been someone to draft with, we could have made some serious time. Overall I end up with a time of 49:23 good enough for 14th place.
I made a big mistake of not resetting my computer before heading out. Throughout the course I couldn’t check my average, or see what my time was. It really limited me in pushing myself to maintain an average. I was really shooting to stay above 21 mph, but guess I’ll have to settle for 20.65mph till the next race.
Finished up in 2:19:20 having a crusty run time really hurt me. I really think with a good run time, I can easily knock off 10 minutes next year.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
By the time 3 o'clock rolled around it was out the door. Packed in a jiffy, loaded the bike on the car, plus all the life jackets and paddles in the back and was off. (Loaded the boats the night before.) As soon as we arrived Nate and I were off on our bikes. Circling around the lake we soon found the wind, on some of the backroads. Also on a few of the bigger roads. It was a great ride. Once again , the aero bars were awesome and allowed for some grear positioning while riding with the wind. Seat height adjustments had to be made a few times but I think I got it now.
About 3 a.m. I ended up falling up on the back deck of the pontoon boat. It was suprising to be awakened at by boats and birds at 6:15. Feeling quite refreshed, I was on the water by 6:45. Jordan and I paddled out into the sunrise and down the length of the lake. Watching the sunrise over the water great, there were so many herons flying off over the water as we passed. The whole experince made me wish I had not forgotten the pelican case for the camera. We found a sweet little tunnel(/drainage pipe) connecting two lagoons, of which we were able to squeeze through and reconnect on the other side of the island.
Knocking out the whole lake before breakfast worked up a great appetite for some oatmeal pancakes, sausage, bacon and eggs. Later on we headed out on the pontoon for a cruise of the lake and some swimming. Watched a few movies, and then that afternoonI tried a few rolls in my kayak with Jared helping out. Definately alot different in that long sucker than in a little boat. Jordan, Jared, and I then took what was meant to be a brief trip out to explore. We were told where we were staying was on an island, so why not go around it, right? As we found out it is not so simple, and the island theory is pretty much nonexistant. Ended up way out in the middle of a farmers field, in a bunch of great run off. It got really narrow and shallow, so much so we had to back out. Eventually we backed out and retraced our paddles. Along the way, we explored every small creek we could. Even slipping our boats under some barbed wire at one point to see if it connected... In the end we found nothing but dead ends, muck, snakes, and mosquito invested waters.
Getting back and loading the boats up, we ordered Bud's. Got some great wings, and pizza to eat back at the cottage. Then we topped off the night with some Dairy King before the drive home.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Later last night I completely took my garage sale schwinn apart, stripped it down to the frame. On the rear wheel I took the gears off, then was able to put two back on because the first one screws on to hold them on. Next was the bottom bracket. Repacked the bearings, and then put the crank back on. The headset and forks went back on fairly easily after some cleaning and re-greasing. On the front we left only the big gear, so I’m running a 52x17, a pretty wicked set up. The stem, handlebars, and brakes went on with ease. The only problem I’m having is adjusting the seat. The seat tube is stuck and will not budge. I’ve used every thing I can think of, from PB Blaster, to nut and bolt penetraters, vise grips, pipe wrenches, put in the vice, beat it with hammers, pried the metal near the top with a screw driver….
If you got any ideas on how to loosen up that seat post send them my way please.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Where is Hong Kong?It is the the red dot balloon arrow on the map.
I have been a slack-butt about getting these photos and some journals entries posted, but I will try and do one a day for this week, in correlation with the days I was there...April 21st on March 21st etc.And I will back date them as well so you might have to scroll through a few posts to find them.
Ok, so here is a sweet video of some insane street/ trials riding.
And the song is pretty sweet as well. Happens to be Band of Horses, a band I was recently introduced.