Friday, January 28, 2011

I want to ride my bicycle...

And I did... a good day too... went on a morning road ride with Seth in the morning for around 30 miles...

and hopped on my commuter bike to West Oakland Bart -> work... then West Oakland Bart to C. Chavez Park for this...(view at atleast 720HD... try original if your computer can handle it... much better).

Then C. Chavez -> home... and got my mtn bike ready for some night riding with Toro, Funk, Moses & Jeff.
On my first turn I wrecked.  My first wreck in a real long time.  I was thinking about how long it has been since I wrecked on my bike on my morning ride with Seth.  Anyway... not only did I tear my jacket,  but I also managed to wreck on some dog doo... ugh.  About 15 min later I felt my back tire getting a bit squirrelly... and realized I had a flat.  But other than that it was a good day... It's a bad pic, but you may be able to pick out some of my wounds on the pics below...

Good thing I wasn't wearing my usual cycling outfit...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shasta blows!


I decided to head up Shasta on Sat.  So late Saturday night, I packed up, and started driving.  Took a nap at around 4 am at a rest stop, and got to the trailhead around 7 am... calm... but plenty of cloud cover.  At that point I didn't think I would make it.  But after this much investment, I've gotta go test the waters.  Made it to the top of the red banks... just shy of 13,000 ft?  And the winds were insane.  When I got an ice shard stuck in my lower lip, I decided to turn around.  Basically skated down the mountain spitting blood every few turns.  Made it back down in 30 min... took another lap on the lower section (where the snow was softer), and at the top my boot broke... (now in permanent walk mode...) Ayyyeeee... 'twas not to be...

Anyway, here are two time-lapse shots from my trip...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Auburn vs Oregon!

Kimbo and I went down to the BCS national championship game!  Yup... it was sweet.  And since I lost a bet that Arkansas would beat Ohio in an earlier bowl game, I dressed up in all orange.  Good thing too, since we got these tix courtesy of Mr. Schmidt, a season pass holder for Auburn for 30+ years.  So we were in an ALL ORANGE section.  And the guy next to me smacked me on my back everytime Auburn made a good play... I bet he would have smacked me somewhere else if I was wearing green.  Around the time that Toomer's corner was getting rolled, so was I.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Timelapse from Italy

Been getting more and more obsessed with these lately.  Shot with my SD890 with CHDK

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Favorite pics from Italy

Kim & Julie at the Vatican... check out that line
The Colosseum 
View of Florence from the top of the Duomo.  
In front of the Duomo
At Borgo Corsignano
You can see the Poppi Castle in this one
Frozen spider web & cat
The gang at the wedding.
Our present to the newly weds
Tree in Siena
Pozzo di S. Patrizio at Orvieto...