Here is the photo dump from todays inspection – Click for larger / slide show
Out for a ride today – cold and windy.
Hey, Bartley’s Driving School –
Ever hear of the 3 foot rule? This operator proceeded to cross the white line several times –
Not like there was oncoming traffic either.
For those who think roads are for cars – a reminder that the first paved roads were paved for bikes. LONG before cars showed up.
Third time out this year. Slow start – Sally broke a shift cable and got a two speed ride home..
Not yet at least.
Time for one more snow shoe, one last ice climb.
Once more, hot chocolate and rumple minze by the river.
I have had this up for some time.
Some found it troubling. I understand that.
It is a fact.
Part of the human condition seems to be about ignoring this simple fact.
This is a Buddhist thing…
Every thing ends.
So that everything can begin again. New and transformed.
I find this re-enforced to me this week.
I embrace the notion.
I first saw this on the reel rock film tour – loved it. Found out you can download the original version with extras – So, I did.
This has won all sorts of awards, and for good reason. If you have ever spent any time in the mountains, in winter – you will be impressed with the achievement chronicled here.
Cold is the story of Cory Richards first ascent of an 8000 meter peak in winter by an American. Along with Simone Moro and Denis Urubko the three battle INSANE temperatures and condition on Gasherbrum II. So good I bought it twice! The making of / behind the scenes was great. If the directors goal is to put you there – then Anson Fogel got you as close as you can get without having your passport stamped.
It may be small, but it is mighty. Mighty fine.
Alpine start – on the trail early – home before dark.
It was a great day. Steep climb, superior views – we had the trail all to our selves.