Monday, June 25, 2007

Breakfast isn't always in the a.m.

Yes, I was a little hungover cooking, but on the way to recovery.

One can see the strangest things in bars

Look at the pure fear in the dudes face.

Hot sauce in the makin

We got the first little pepper on the habanero plants.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

fixie time

2drunk last night on the beach cruiser so I must be punished this morning, or this afternoon for the rest of you. See Ya.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

hubba hubba tent

The new tent rocks. The MSR Hubba Hubba tent has worked out well and we are satisfide with our purchase. The guys and gals at Blueridge Mountain Sports have been more than helpful. Thanks.


I dreamed about this bike for over two years. I saved, borrowed, and stole to get it way back in the day when lots of stuff was still made in the good ole U.S of A. This is a 1995 Yo-Eddy team bike from Fat City Cycles for those of you who might remember. I commuted from Norfolk to Chesapeake to work at Bikeline, then from Norfolk to Va. Bch. to work at Bikezone, then from Columbia, S.C. to Lexington S.C. to work at the Hawley Co. Went from beginner to novice and then to sport class on this bike. This was back in the day when this was my car, training bike and race machine all in one. It has been with me through many, many life experiences good and bad and it still puts a smile on my face. Technology is no substitute for an old friend. I must of lived in 15 different places, worked at 10 different places, drank gallons and gallons of beer and wine, lost and gained a dozens of friends, brain cells, and a few pounds with this bike and today I went riding with my two true loves; Babycakes and Yo-Eddy.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

New Quarter Park, Williamsburg, Va.

Back in town and Babycakes cain't git a nuf. She did her first river crossing in Douthat and now she is crossin logs like its nuthin. And yes I can still do it also.

You didn't think I forgot did you?

You gotta wash it down with somethin. This beer was chose because of the black bear on the label. And let me tell you; after three and a half hours of riding and a bear bigger than oneself standing up on hind legs and starin' at ya 4 what seemed like an eternity, that beer was deserved as well.


After three days of hiking, biking and gettin the poop scared out of you by three black bear checking you out as you are climbing up crap that is barely walkable you earn a few things.


And then there is desert.

Mountain biking in Douthat

I had the same expression as Babycakes coming up the mountain. The weather and view was awesome. I could get use to the life of active leisure.

wild roses

This is on top of a ridge where Douthat state park and George Washington National Forest meet. The smell of the wild roses was awesome and there was a great eastern breeze up on the ridge line.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

sasquatch sighting

When checking the fire in the middle of the night I was disturbed by the excessant sound of giggling and the flash of the camera. Its natural not dirty.

Lady slipper

Apparently these are very rare, but not in this place at this time of year. We must have seen thirty, or forty of these things.