Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Photos From Some of the Adventures

Avery Charles 
Take Me Away 
San Juan Range
Kebler Pass 
Lake Irwin
Palisade Colorado 
10th Anniversary of the Roots & Bluegrass Fest 
Seen It All Now 
Country Jam 2018
Mexico vs Germany at KAFM 
Nest Stop, Crested Butte Colorado for Bike Week 


Thursday, May 31, 2018

May Numbers & Events


May Numbers were beyond my expectations!! I am pretty stoked about using Strava as my personal motivational tool as well. Meaning, after an upload, there are all kinds of "segments " or "hill climbs" by hundreds of other riders, I haven't cracked the top 20 of any of them. HA

Once you become aware of these leaderboards, kinda find myself kicking in a little extra punch near these areas. However, its a double edge sword when Mother Nature changes pressure gradients providing her own little kick. I rode an old farm road back in December and averaged 24 mph for the two miles stretch with a max of 32mph.

The other day, same road, same segment, same bike, around the same time of day, my max speed was 9mph. Same Same With Undesirable Results. The Nature Of The Beast

ZOOM in on the SAWS!! Way Cool Art Piece 

MAY NUMBERS: Crushing those numbers for my largest output yet. Well, this is my second year on Strava anyway.

54 Hours for the Month of April           ( 21 Hours in 2017 )
58 Activities and 22 Personal Records  ( 1 PR 2017 )
65.4 Running Miles
451.7 Miles on the Bikes
580 Total Miles                                      ( 187 Total Miles 2017 )



To Watch This Video - Click HD - Open In Full Screen - Turn It Up



Next up, The Grand Enduro!!! This is a THREE stage downhill monster. ALL in one day! Each racer is timed during the downhill portion only. First stage offers top speeds of 47.2 mph, last years top time was set by a JUNIOR racer!! Stage two is rather technical BUT super fast as well. The last stage is unreal and these damn Pro racers make it look effortless. Like Scary Fast


The rest of June is completely chalk full and every weekend is booked. I am out at the 10th annual Palisade Bluegrass Festival, RATS Mountain Bike Race in Ridgeway Colorado, Country Jam in Mack Colorado, Crested Butte for the Fat Tire 40, The Colorado Lavender Festival, and then July is Flat Out Busy.

July offers up The 4th of July 5K in Meeker Colorado, The Ride Festival in Telluride, The String Cheese Incident at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, and then a Century Ride on the old Midnight Racer.

So Wish Me Luck As I Send You Some Positive Vibes,
Cheers

Friday, May 4, 2018

April Numbers & Photos



The video above features The String Cheese Incident, changing weather patterns from around Grand Junction Colorado, my ladder falling with the GoPro3 Silver attached, & three shots of the Boy Dog with an old iPhone 4. Watch in HD, Full Screen, & Turn It Up


Numbers:
I really felt as if I was stagnate because my number were so close to March's total. Not plateauing by any means because I have made gains but anticipated that I went further in the miles department. I knew my hours would be low and I am riding stronger for sure.  Oh Well 


37 hours and two hours longer than March
5 personal records in April 
36.1 run miles and 3 miles less than in March
320 miles of the bike but 39 more miles than last month
12,000 push ups for the year


Ortho-Bionomy:
One of last months goal was to locate a few new clients and bring them into the office. Well, that exceeded my expectations!! I have been working with an elder who is preparing to experience her second hip replacement. We had a huge break through when I worked with her shoulder and she never gave me any indication that her shoulder was an issue. SCORE 


Another new client has been dealing with a knee problem and a majority of my demos are with knees and/or ankles. So we balanced his hips first and then worked downstream. I didn't think too much of the session but his phone call the next morning reminded me why I am a body worker. Its so rewarding to hear life in someone voice. When your injured or sick, life can really suck. RIGHT?? 

Radio Shows:
Two radio shows coming up this month and both shows are on Mondays. The first show ( May 14th @ 1pm ) features opening lines from CHEERS while spinning tunes from around the world. The second show ( May 21st @ 4pm ) will be a call in game show style. I will be recreating NAME THAT TUNE, quick clips from very recognizable Classic Rock songs. Just a few seconds and see how that goes over during the 5 o'clock commute. https://www.kafmradio.org

Goals:
1) Remain Injury Free And Try A Few Different Exercises With One Max Rep. This will have a number of factors involved. Such as; nutrition that day, quality spotter, overall feel
2) Rub on the Boy Dog And Extra Carrots 
3) Pull off a GJ > Fruita > Palisade > GJ Ride
4) Remove ALL The Green Waste From The OM House
5) Install A New Vent In The OM House
6) Rebuild The Front Deck Railing At The OM House
7) Remind Strangers That They Make A Difference 
8) Bust Out The 575 After Our No Excuse Loop
9) Pin Down Maya On Dates, Photos, & Overview Of New Web Site Action 



Thursday, April 26, 2018

Disc Golfing, Gym Updates, & The Boy Dog



I am quite pleased with how this video turned out and its well worth a watch until the end. The Dude & I were throwing some plastic and the wind was clearly out of the East Southeast. As I was riding the bike back to the casa, the wind was coming directly out of the east.

Our local NOAA site placed A Big Ol L right on the grand valley and my time lapse captures the circling low pressure gradient moving over us. Its Pretty Damn Cool


Been taking The Boy Dog to all of his favorite hikes and he sure does seem to enjoy himself these days. His instincts are sharp as ever, he still eats with enthusiasm, and spends the nights as close to me as humanly possible. Paws Of Love


Lifting:
Bench Press - Slow & Controlled - Moved up to the 40 pound dumbbells incline press
Back Days - Haven't made any really advances
Biceps - Added 25's on the Preacher Curls - 10's on the curl bar for the triple 8's
Triceps - Kick Backs w/20 pound dumbbells
Shoulders - At the end of my shoulder/tri day, I use the 10 pounders and complete side raises AND front raises as one set. Slow Burn
Legs - Lousy cramp during lunges - I could feel that exact spot for like three days




The Dude, Loki, Shadow Boy, & Myself went for a little "hike" Sunday and came across these massive rock crawling machines. As you can kind of see, this lip was taller than these vehicles. These crazy crawlers made it look so easy and the sound from their roaring motors were impressive as all get out. Oh, By The Way, That Is A Gal Driving This Beast Here


Our poor mighty Colorado River just isn't so mighty these days. I stood here with the Boy Dog for awhile, he dug himself a beautiful cool spot under a juniper tree, reminiscing about the Indian Commercial from way back. Not intending to be a Debby Downer here but I am still amazed by the stupidity of my fellow human.

Just yesterday, an old guy with his grandchild's watching, was hosing down his driveway. Like spraying the main crack in the middle of the driveway. Gallons of clean water gone. Some how that led me to believe that they have how many lights on inside, dragon plug ins, and you just know that the television is broadcasting to an empty room.

I then really get on myself for subscribing to those damn thoughts. Why do I waste my time?? Why do I dwell on that crap?? Why are you subjected to this??  Well G M Chrysler did I ever go sideways there


KAFM received a prestigious award from the arts foundation!! I am totally spacing out on the title at the moment. Its a yearly presentation in recognition for community supported arts and KAFM was honored to be this years recipient this year!!

From Left to Right: Barb, Jill, Harry, Ramona, Me, Lorraine, Betty, Ginger, H-Man, The Amazing Jenny Jen Jen, & Holly. I was honored to have been apart of this and I am extremely proud to have been part of this acknowledgment.

GOALS: 
1) Finish Out The Month Injury Free At The Gym - In General Really
2) Continue cleaning up the OM Property
3) Continue to honor my intention list
4) Prioritize my list while keeping the Boy Dog on the top of that list. I lost track of that and really paid for it. That So Sucks & I Am Not Putting Myself In That Position Again
5) Add some serious miles on the saddle
6) Enjoy & Outreach this Saturday at the Girl Scouts 5K/10K.
7) Day Trips Up The Grand Mesa
8) Last But Not Least, Compliment Folks

Will be hosting the Orbit Lounge from 6am-9am this Friday morning. Will have the Boy Dog with me and the web cam will be on. Stream Live At https://www.kafmradio.org

Be You, Stay Strong, & Think Of Others,
Cheers

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mid Month & A Swift Kick


Small-A In The Cellar - Righteousness 

                                These photos pretty much sum up the first few weeks of April.



            Yes, been in the gym everyday and I am on day 106 of a mile a day & 100 push ups.


                           Enjoyed an amazing trip to Steamboat for the Cody's Cup Challenge.


Spring Clean Up around here has taken up my time as well. GJ has this beautiful program every spring were the city comes by and picks up trash, green waste, and old debris for free. Its the Boy Dogs favorite time of year!!!


I hosted the Superstitious Garage on Friday the 13th and opened the show with the trailer from 1980's The Shinning. Played title tracks from The Omen, Psycho, X-Files, while mixing in So Lonely by The Police, Sirens by The Cheese, and Witchy Woman off the Eagles LP and many more choice cuts. I received a number of phone calls and text messages throughout this two hour show. Here is the link:
http://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/the-fuzz-garage-2-kafm-community-radio
This link is only good for two weeks. Starts with the entertainment calendar and then on to The Shinning. Its A Damn Good Show!!!

Be Brilliant, Think Of Others, & Keep That Body Moving,
Cheers

Sunday, April 1, 2018

March Numbers And Photos

Cycling Numbers Were Still Solid BUT Running Miles Took A Digger This Past Month. However, lifting at the gym has produced some real results finally. Couldn't be happier with that outcome!!


Strava recorded 37 activities, 286 miles on the bike, ONE personal record, and only 49.1 miles on the feet. As for a reference here, March 2107 logged 20 hours, 158 miles on the bike, and No Running Miles.


A Mile A Day & 100 Push Ups totaled up 9,000 push ups on day 090 and that includes the double up 200 push ups in Vegas when I spaced the first day after traveling. I am pleased with my awareness of form and how quickly I am able to recognize my body alinement and adjust accordingly. Proprioception My Friends!!



Now the good news from the gym and bragging rights really. Sometime back in the early 90's I tore my corocord brachialis muscle and bench pressing is beyond uncomfortable. That means I have only lifted dumbbells for the past year and decided to try the bench press this week.

I laid down on the bench after completing my chest routine and felt pretty comfortably with just the bar. The 20 reps twice went rather well so I put 25 pound plates on the bar and easily performed a pain-free 12 rep set. Replaced the 25's with 35's and another 10 reps with ease. Shocked

The testosterone took over and I threw on the 45 plates. Told myself that I would ONLY try one rep and see where that lands me. Eight solid reps later, no spotter, I called that GREAT!! Then my endorphins got the best of me and I added 10's to the 45's and psyched myself up for one rep.

Just after laying down and finding my grip, thankfully came to my senses, " What the hell am I thinking?!?!?!?!" I quickly asked myself. I immediately took ALL the weight off the bar and cooled down with two sets of 20 with JUST the bar. Happily stayed PAIN-Free, Injury-Free, & hit the pool with the biggest smile ever.



RADIO SHOW: I am hosting ' Enjoy The Ride ' this Monday April the 2nd at 1pm Mountain Time Zone. My idea is Classic B-Side Rock and Classic Animated Movie Soundtracks during the 3 hour block. I will turn on the Web Cam when I arrive at the station.

I will be recapping Vegas Odd Sheets from Baseball, Hockey Pro/College, NCAA Final Four, World Cup 2018, The FUNd Drive, Weather, And My Usual Observations From Around The Valley. Totally looking forward to the show


Above is the Map of what I am thinking about this Sept or Oct. Started my research a few weeks ago after day dreaming about for awhile now. Crossed paths with a guy that has ridden this BOTH ways and nonchalantly painted a simple picture. That guy is a stud and I am so not in his caliber. I failed to mention to him that I enjoy pushing my bike. HA

And I was blown away by how many hits this blog recorded!! Seriously!! I am still reeling that 60 folks landed on the Vegas March Madness entry. The Wordless Wednesday went down in flames, end of the month numbers sees traffic, but Vegas takes the cake. Pretty Damn Cool


GOALS:
1) Love On The Boy Dog
2) Revisit My Exercise Log Card At The Gym & Update
3) Land Two New Clients This Month
4) Focus On Legs In April
5) Love On THAT Boy Dog



Have A Wonderful April & Be Amazing Out There!!
Cheers

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March Madness In Vegas


The Dude And I Made Our Annual Migration Down To Vegas For Opening Weekend Of March Madness. We figured that this was his 17th trip, so we might know what we are doing by know. First Stop, Chinatown!! The tropical fruits are dirt cheap, we stock up on hard to find items, but you have to read all the ingredients to avoid MSG's.


Next Stop, the pool at the Tuscany Suites. This is our 5th year at the Tuscany because every room has a kitchen, dinning area, lounge area, and two queen beds. We drove down with two ice chests full of prep meals for the crockpot so the kitchen is a must.


And the Tuscany's Sports Book never has anyone in line and happily pays out often. Vegas now offers Buy In Games which is ideal. For instance, the betting line opens at say 15 1/2. The favored team hits their first two 3 pointers and that line now shifts to 20 1/2. So you can buy in on the under dog at 20 1/2 spread rather than the original 15 1/2 spread. The under dog team claws its way back into the game loses by 16. That means that the favored team covered the original spread but I win the buy in spread!! The Buy In addition flipping takes the cake. 


We tritty trotted on over to Baileys and watched the afternoon games on Day 2 and scored Dr Millers seats when they went back up to the room. Score!!! An associate of Dr Miller's told us to keep their seat warm while they are gone. All of a sudden, I really like Baileys Sports Book.


The evening of Day 2 was spent roaming around mid strip with a backpack full of spirits. The casinos were packed with Spring Breakers and Basketball Enthusiast. Extremely Enjoyable!! We ducked into the Flamingo and hung out with the African Penguins, took snap shots from around the Bellagio, and sat near the Thailand's Buddha Temple. What doesn't Vegas offer??


We shifted on up to Fremont Street for St Patties Day and checked into the Las Vegas Grand for our third adventure there. It just happened to be the cheaper of the rooms on Fremont. The pool is located on the 3rd floor which is actually the 5th floor. Way Cool


My first outfit was the Red Devil and what a hit. I totally stood out in the sea of green & I was in a number of photos with that outfit. It was kinda funny how women would act super hesitant/polite and ask/say," Love your horns. My I have a photo with you??" I Love So That!!


The Kenny Brothers made their way up from Henderson and the younger brother immediately joined in and tried out a few of our accessories. You see, the deal is, every time we walk back to the room for a new cocktail, costumes are changed.


Having a new disguises frees you up to roam with a new projection and it makes for easy photo opportunities. Its a classic to see a group dressed up at 3pm and full of piss and vinegar, you can see the dehydration kicking in for that group by 5pm, and then the look of a complete shithouse by 7pm and you just know that half the group won't make it till 10pm. Changing outfits keeps it fresh and helps to avoid rookie status.


Speaking of veteran moves, I went with layers because of the breeze that night and I wore comfortable shoes. I figured that there were so many people milling about that I could pass on all my dress shoes and stay comfortable and warm. Yes, that worked for me & my lower back.


We danced with 5,000 of our closest friends to an amazing 70's/80's cover band to end the night. Overall, there were about 10 different acts on 4 stages throughout the night but the last cover band was awesome and totally worked the crowd. They had both a male & female vocalist for different covers like Billy Idol and Paula Abdul.


My only blow it was on Day #1, I completely spaced my 100 push ups for the day. I mean I didn't even think about it. SO on day 073, that put me at 1,459 push ups for the year. I pounded out 200 the next day after I realized it and have easily stuck with 100 since.


AND WE WERE PART OF HISTORY!!! A 16th seed has NEVER upset a #1 seed and Vegas paid us for being a part of that history. The Books keep the winning tix, otherwise I would put this under glass or frame that sucker. Right?? "they" brought out a flat bed semi trailer right in front of the Brooklyn Bowl with a massive TV for the games. The Dude & I were watching this Va/MDBC with only about a hundred folks until about 7 minutes left in the second half.

The crowd grew, the atmosphere became buzzy, and the crowd size doubled by the 2 minute mark left in the game. Well over 1,000 of us watched history being made during the final seconds. The cheering after every bucket was epic and loud. It wasn't an upset were everyone was dumbfounded by it. In fact, it was pure unity really.

That Is Why We Head To Vegas For Opening Rounds Of March Madness. Its Electrifying To Be Around So Many People With The Same Common Denominator. Its Magical To Be Standing Next To Some Stranger Who Is About To Win A Four Game Parlay.

Thanx Again Vegas!! As The Dude & I Always Say," What Happens In Vegas Is Talked About All Year Long!"

Cheers