Monday, June 30, 2008

unmotivated

Lately I've just been kinda blah. New job with too many projects, home projects and the summer heat have resulted in a case of the blahs. I mostly blame work.
The blokes went to Flag this weekend but not having had enough time with the family I opted to stay home. Instead I got up too late on Saturday to ride South Mtn. I ended up running into JB's Sat group and opted to join them and get completely schooled. It was a nice social pace and a good group of folks. JB and I closed the ride with burritos at Los Taquitos.
Here is a nice video from Kathleen of the ride.
At least the most recent home project is done. Remind me to hire someone next time.
I wish I had gotten some better before pictures.














I found these ancient unopened bottles when I was doing demolition.


















I did hire someone to do the block.
































This was a sun room blocked in by the original owners and they glued faux wood directly to the block. I framed it out.




























Then it was time to hang drywall.




























Then tape and mud.
































Primer.




























Floor.
























































Minimal bike content.

Friday, June 27, 2008

en fuego

I looked out my (cell) window before I left work
and thought a thunderhead was filling the sky.
Wrong.
A nice brush fire made for fantastic asthma conditions
Ash fell on us early in the evening.
Eventually the wind blew North and cleared the air a bit.

















































































































The wind started blowing pretty hard.














Time for a pace line.




































Got election fraud?
































Look, a tiger threw-up on mah foot.




















































































































Mmmm cask IPA.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

b.o.b

with the family out of town
i took the opportunity to hit the town.
der hammah and i weaved our way around town




























































































































































off topic but here is a nice interview with the pops.
if you end up in tucson or santa fe the shop is worth checking out.
but i'm completely biased.

Friday, June 20, 2008

so hot

Hot is a way of life in Phx.

When I left the house.














I made it to the trail.














Tricks:
Fill with ice then some liquid electrolyte mix and stick in the freezer 1 hour prior to departure.














Create a social pace.
By not inviting this guy.














Drink














Drink














Socialize














Create a breeze.
































Make a b-line for Sonora