Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fresh Tracks

Ah, the winter solstice has just passed so the worst is behind us as far as short days go, however the worst of the weather is yet to come. I am happy to report, that I plan on missing a good portion of it by spending 3 weeks away riding in the southwest. In the meantime, I must brave the cold air and precipitation in order to get my riding fix. This past weekend was another well spent in the 'Burg. Saturday night was a nice get- together at the Carpenters' house.

Sunday was up in the air and tough to get organized, but eventually agreed upon to ride Braley's. A respectable, yet still fun amount of snow out there, starting with about 2" in the lot and getting somewhere in the 5" range up top. Much of the climb was still ridable, and I actually rode more of it this weekend than in the 100 due to an early mechanical that put me back with the granny gear crowd. Anyway, fun and challenging. Four of us, Tim, Trevor, Wolfy and myself came out for I believe the first snow ride of the year for the lot of us. I was trying out the new action sampler camera I picked up, and still have some learning to do as far as getting something worth while on film. Post ride fiddles courtesey of Jalesco which put a heavy hurt on me, forcing me to abort any activities other than driving home and lying in the fetal position with my new furry friend. I finished off an old roll of film which seems to have been exposed at some point and break in a new toy which I have yet to get the hang of.

Trevor bobs and weaves to avoid a beam of light...



A distant rider makes tracks...



The Action Sampler, in action, sampling...



This photo was salvaged from that old roll. Andy in his Gov't Issue kit on the North Fork...




My new friend...



Interestingly enough, I caught wind of Lynx and his situation of needing a home and all no more than 2 minutes after hearing from Yumi that her cat Marley, who I grew close to during the 2.5 years we lived together, was very sick. Lynx and Marley look almost identical and Lynx came home with me 3 days before Marley was put down due kidney failure.

Marley was a big fan of backgammon...



Rest in peace my huckleberry friend...

1 comment:

  1. Nate-Marley was very blessed to have you as a friend. I am so happy that you two became such good friends. This guy was so special. Thank you for all that you have done for Marley and for me! I love you!

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