Thursday, December 28, 2017

Radio Show 12/29 & Dee Dee's B-Day Time Lapse



Fri Dec 29
6:00am – 9:00am The Orbit Lounge with The Padre
9:00am – 11:00am Into the Mystic with Dyer Wolf
11:00am – 12:00pm Fresh Tracks with T-Bird
12:00pm – 1:00pm The Kitcken Sink (with Suzi and John)
1:00pm – 4:00pm The Paradise Cafe with Suzi Creme Cheeze
4:00pm – 6:30pm Friday Happy Hour with Jimbabwe
6:30pm – 9:00pm Tropical Aire with Honey Lady
9:00pm – 12:00am Club Sessions with Marcus
11:59pm – 3:00am Lonesome Larry's Lava Lamp Lounge

Hosting the Orbit Lounge in the morning and leaning towards a more of a lounge show than an orbital fly by kinda show. 

Web Site - http://www.kafmradio.org
Listen Live - http://www.kafmradio.org/Web-Player
Web Cam - https://kafm-radio.click2stream.com ( will try to trun on by 5:30am )

Here is the link from KAFM for streaming my Christmas Show - http://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/community-affairs-1-kafm-community-radio - This link is good for about 12 more days. My show starts at about the 7 min mark as Jim went over with Silent Night. 

My Show starts with A Night Before Christmas,
Cheers

Rather Be Walking There Human or Wrap This

Sunday, December 24, 2017

The 24th & A Radio Show On Christmas Day



I really like this time lapse. Its super quick, has some added color saturation, and the soundtrack rips. I highly recommend you watch in HD and Turn It Up!!

Christmas Show Break Down For Monday Dec 25th:
Mon Dec 25 
6:00am – 7:00am Morning Yule with Dave Kaye
7:00am – 9:00am A Christmas Carol with The KAFM Radio Room Players
9:00am – 12:00pm Christmas Dinner at Jim`s Diner
12:00pm – 2:00pm A Merry Go Round Christmas with The Padre
2:00pm – 4:00pm Enjoy the Sleigh Ride with Alan
4:00pm – 5:00pm An Eclectic Christmas with Joe Natty
5:00pm – 6:30pm A Christmas Carol with The KAFM Radio Room Players
6:30pm – 9:00pm Cry of the Elves with Honey Lady
9:00pm – 12:00am Silent Night Jukebox with George

http://www.kafmradio.org - Website
http://www.kafmradio.org/Web-Player - Listen Live
https://kafm-radio.click2stream.com - Web Cam In The Studio To Watch The Boy Dog & I Live
I'm on the Noon Time Slot

Will Be Featuring Jethro Tull, Stevie Nicks, Bing Crosby, Clips From A Christmas Story, And Archie Bunker


Cheers





Friday, December 22, 2017

Walking On Solstice



Check Out The Size Of Those Flakes!! Only Wish That It Had Snowed Like This For A Week Straight. Yeah, The Boy Dog And I Are One Of Those.


Audio Free. Thanx YouTube of GoPro Studio for "deleting" the sound track. All that extra work went down the drain. Oh Well And Maybe A Silent Film Is What You Were Hoping For. HA
Cheers


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Last Cyclocross Race Of The 2017 Season



After a few weeks of planing and two days worth of building, none of us anticipated the sunrise that would literally stop us in our tracks. Racers from Salt Lake City to Denver Colorado braved the 14F/ -10C temperatures and tackle a true cyclocross course out here in Fruita Colorado.

Thats not meant to be an arrogant statement but it is a true course that met all of the UCI rules and obstacle definitions. Challenges if you will.

By the time we hit 45F/ 7C, the course became fast and riders were stoked. Tight turns but with a flow, off camber slopes but ridable, and nature barriers for dismounting and running over. Another hit was the snowman design in the soccer field. Their strava lines painted out hidden patterns of candy canes and a big ol snowman waving hi. Pretty Cool If You Dig Strava.

All the work was well worth it because the feed back was over top. I normally read these e-mails and there is always a BUT. We also broker 100 reregistered racers AND not one complaint!! Again, all the effort and attention to details paid off. 2018 is going to be unreal and exciting!

Mountain And Desert Racing - MAD Racing

RADIO SHOW: I was asked/offered a time slot on Christmas Day. I couldn't be happier about it!! I dove deep in the archives and pulled the most obscure YET awesome tunes!! I then got all hot on A Christmas Story clips to mix in over the top of Christmas instrumentals. I Cant Wait!!

Hits to be played are as follow BUT not in this order. In Fact, Not Sure What To Open With. I want an opening tune that will capture the attention of the listener BUT not cause them to change the channel. So I have Brenda Lee - Rockin Around The Christmas Tree, Funky Funky Christmas - Electric Jingle, Jethro Tull - A Christmas Song, Canned Heat - Run Run Rudolph, Steve Vai - Christmas Time, and then the weird stuff like Charlie Brown's Whats The Meaning, Dogs Bark Christmas Song, Weird Al Yankovic - Crazy Santa, Cheech & Chong - Santa Claus & his Old Lady, All in the Family - Christmas Jesus, and a bunch of well known A Christmas Story clips.

So What Do I Open With??? When Do I Come Up For Intro??

Strava Action: Very random here, the General Manager and Manager were chatting at Crossroads and we all got to talking about riding in the winter because I had my bike helmet in my hand. We got to BS'n away and I mentioned that I had wondered if I could hit 2,000 miles on the commuter and that I am currently at 2,800 miles for 2017. So MJ got all fired up and explained to me that if I rode 22 miles of the next 9 days that I could hit 3,000. She Was Fired Up And VERY Encouraging. She even pointed out how I would have two days off with that particular schedule.

I was content with 2,000 miles and the extra 800 were a bonus. I was also stoked that my rear wheel is in good shape and not one flat. I do have a plastic strip inside the tire, 1/4 bigger tube so that it doesn't thin out when pumping up to 45psi, and they do have slime for sure. We have to take these percausions because of all the goat heads out here in the high desert.

But 3,000 miles?? On the Commuter Bike?? Do I Really Want To Push Through Over The Next Few Days?? Will We Ever See Snow?? Cant I Just Shoot For 3,000 in 2018?? How Much Water Have I Consumed This Past Year?? How Many Times Have I Shifted Gears?? How Many Near Misses With Automobiles Have I Encountered?? Why The Phuc Did My Car Insurance Go Up A $100 Damn Dollars?? And Whats My Opening Tune On Christmas???





                       Please THINK Snow

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Christmas Carol



Our Adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol in 3 Minutes and 53 Seconds.


Happy Holidays,
Cheers


P.S. Allow Today To Be THAT Day

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The ButtCracker


A vegetable stew simmered on the stove top while the wild rice finished absorbing some H20. The night became even richer when AJ offered The Dude and I a Gin Martini. One Sword, Two Jalapeño Stuffed Olives, and now The Nutcracker is looking a little more intriguing. 


Professional performers from Boston were flown in to present an "Off-Broadway" adaptation of the Nutcracker. Regardless, I was stoked!!! The wardrobes were elegant and the dancers told a beautiful story without ever speaking a peep. I am always amazed by how the orchestra pit brings life to the stage. Not life but depth. 



We were offered the privileged to walk up on stage afterwards for a meet and greet with photo opportunities. Of course I left like a giant standing next to some of these dancers. 

There were two ballerinas in particular that I searched for because I wanted to complement them for the softness of their foot work. This means that a number of times the "tapping" of the shoes were louder than the orchestra but these two gals were light, graceful, and seemed to really appreciate my positive feed back. Or they were just being extremely polite.

I will say that walking around the big stage was a real treat for me. In my world of make believe, I felt as if I was part of the cast. I probably had a bigger smile than the performers. Maybe it was the martini kicking in??




Above is the BEFORE photo. MAD Racing is hosting their last cyclocross race of 2017 this Saturday. BELOW is Klishy smoothing off the stump with his chainsaw.


BELOW is the final look. The fast line is hitting the jump off the stump and straight lining it under the fallen tree. This course is going to be BEYOND radicle and I can't wait. HERE is a link to a sweet article in Sundays paper about the last event and promoting the next race. 

Notice all of the out of town racers with comments about coming to GJ to race. Pretty Cool. The photos in that article paint a killer story as well.


And Now ..... A Montage Of The Boy Dog!!! I was cleaning out the hard drive and found a number of old videos and time lapse clips. So I threw together a quick best of The Boy Dog Sleeping. Hope Ya Dig.




Stay Strong,
Cheers

Friday, December 1, 2017

November's Numbers are in The Books



STRAVA NUMBERS:  November produced the second largest number in HOURS at 29. My cycling world turned out 363 miles, 12 personal records, 35 activities, and 25.5 "running" miles for the month. This brings me to 2549.7 miles for 2017 and I don't believe that I am on pace for the 3,000 mile goal for the year. OOPS

November missed out as the top cycling month by 8 miles. Strava recorded 370 miles back in August of 2017. Another drag statistic is the fact that I only hit 300+ miles on the bike 3 times this year. Considering I live in Western Colorado, I can label my own effort as LAME A$$.



However, I reframed from driving the car to the office ALL year! In Fact, I couldn't tell you when was the last time I filled up the old automobile. I only bring this up because the oldies were here for Turkey Day and they just couldn't get over the gas prices out here. They drove up from Sunny San Diego. I laughed during this particular conversion because I told them that I am sitting on a half of a tank and couldn't remember when I had filled up last. Classic Reaction & Questions Followed



My gas light didn't come on but I did drive quite a bit while they were here and I will need to fuel up before I drive anywhere again. I don't mind driving. Its just that I live in a flat valley and can ride just about anywhere in the same amount of time as drivers. REALLY??? Yes, GJ Colorado has absolutely NO synced up traffic lights. And in the winter, everyone lets their car sit and warm up for at least 10 minutes, which cracks me up. I can ride to the office or gym in under 10 minutes if I really mash down the pedals while taking a few chances.



TURKEY DAY: Went very well. The Dude worked until about the noon hour and the oldies were in charge of the bird. I have traditionally brought over garlic mash potatoes and followed that trend with an added addition. I came across a blog site that had a whippin butternut squash quinoa casserole. Now, lets have a little chat here about alcohol. Spirits If You Will

The Boy Dog and I arrived at The Dudes with our prepared dishes and a 64 oz growler of Palisade's Off Belay I.P.A. I was then offered a 12 oz bottle of Stone I.P.A. from San Diego. So I figured I would toast with that and share the growler when everyone arrives. HA



Fast Forward - I poured the last of that growler during our group partners game of Scattergories and finished that last pint during Mexican Train Dominos. Thats 76 ounces of excellent brew consumed by myself because everyone had their own vices. I had just enough of a buzz on that I passed on the spiced rum concoctions later on in the evening. THANKFULLY!! Dodged That One

As a recap, everyone got along so well. I enjoyed the football games but really didn't pay much attention. We sat a bakers dozen for dinner and nobody left early or stepped on anyones toes. Thats pretty damn remarkable considering all the factors in play. Epic Sunsets





ORTHO BIONOMY: Let me just start with, I Have The Best Clients! I really do. Almost everyone of my clients in Nov left a card on my desk at some point. I am not saying that this wasn't the norm back in massage days but everyone bearing gifts in NOVEMBER?? Very Thoughtful


Oh, and gift certificates?? I have sold 15 gift certificates last month and have a feeling that a few more will go as we are 24 days of shopping away from the big day. Way Cool

Its way cool because these clients are helping spread the word about Ortho and exposing others to the benefits. I couldn't be happier



RADIO SHOW: My next show on air is in about 20 hours from now. I am hosting the Mt Bound Radio Show at 6am on December 2nd. I Cant Wait!! Click HERE For The Web Stream Link, Click HERE For The Website KAFM, Click Here For The Calendar During The Next Two Weeks To Catch The Archive From Saturdays Show, and Click HERE For The Live In Studio Web Cam.

Mountain Bound will feature a bunch of The Simpsons Christmas Clips, Keller Williams, Kate Gaffney, Big Water, Charlie Hunter, Bela Fleck, New Monsoon, String Cheese Incident, Animal Liberation Orchestra, Elton John LIVE in Australia, Garaj Mahal, Hot Buttered Run, Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass, Larry Keel, and OF COURSE Jerry from 1980 Keen College Live.



GOALS:
1) Mostly Likely Not BUT 400 more riding miles to reach 3,000 for the year
2) Extra Hikes With The Boy Dog
3) You Guessed It, Extra Treats For The Boy Dog
4) Gym Wise - Weigh Myself, Measure Myself, & Update My Chart of Exercises
5) Growing My YouTube Channel
6) Practicing The Bass Guitar Scales Everyday And Teaching Myself One X-Mas Tune
7) Pay The Entry Fee For The Grand Mesa Ultra 30K
8) Dance Like Nobody Is Watching    k-dub


Stay Strong,
Cheers

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Quick Trip To Ouray Colorado And A 1:41 Time Lapse Video



Drove the oldies on down to Ouray for a little soak in the hot springs. The public pool is open and quite nice. The engineers did add more seating in the pool which is great.

The water temp is still rather low but suitable for our needs. The lower temperature allowed us to float around and socialize for a bit longer. I still built up a sweat and enjoyed watching the cumulus clouds rolling overhead. Stoked with the time lapse!!!

We poured into the parking lot were own turkey sandwiches waited and hot damn were they good. The Dude and K decided that they would hop back in the pool for one more round and I went ahead and opted out.

I drove the oldies up Red Mountain Pass and gave them an ear full from my driving days. I drove twice a week over Red Mountain for almost seven years. I pointed out all the web cams as well and hope they follow up when they arrive back home.

Next entry will be filled with numbers/goals as a near 3,000 miles on the bike for the year. Will add body measurements and might recall the ounces of really good beer over the Turkey Day Holiday that I consumed.

Stay Strong & Dance Like Nobody Is Watching,
Cheers




Thursday, November 23, 2017

Gobble Gobble


Unreal 34 Seconds 



                                    Thanx For Watching

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Marble Colorado Trip




The crisp clean air of the mountains might be considered one of the best ways to reboot from the daily grind. I could literally feel my attitude start adjusting as I climbed up McClure Pass.

The Peaks of this amazing landscape were dusted in snow earlier in the week and that meandering Crystal River appeared belly up drinkable. Everything just sort of slows down as the town of Marble begins to appear through the front windscreen. Love That


OFFICE: Ortho-Bionomy shows up in similar situations. A client walks into the office at full speed and often wearing many hats; Mother, Leader, Worker Bee, Sister, Brother, etc

As I work with each client and meet them in their model of the world, the are able to find their snow capped happy place.

I am bringing this up for one particular reason. CELL PHONES vs THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. This is completely my own opinion here!!!



Before the cell phone age, imagine driving a car, you swerve to miss another car and your body automatically shifts into Flight or Fight mode, Right??? We have all been there and you have the post shakes and maybe even tear up a bit. Well, this fight or flight reaction used to happen maybe once a month or so before the cell phone age.

We know that during Flight or Fight the body pulls all that oxygenated blood away from those vital organs to activate strength in muscle fibers. Basic Idea Here!!! Now in 2017, I can feel the clients nervous system find its own parasympathetic state within approximately 10 minutes will say.




A simple BING from a cell phone registers the nervous system exactly like a Fight or Flight reaction!!! This same client will go from rest and digest to fight or flight within milliseconds of hearing their cell phone.

NOW, I am bringing this up because I often think of how many times a day our body slips into a cell phone alert Fight or Flight. What does that do to our organs over a long period of time?? Do our adrenal glands become stronger or weaker over time?? Or am I just overthinking these similarities??

Yes, clients should turn off their cell phone before a session. Some Don't and Justify That With All Kinds Of Reasons. I am OK with that because after all, Its Their Session. Who am I to take away a clients power by saying," Unplug From That Damn Umbilical Cord You Call A Phone!"

So Lets Just Say That Marble Colorado Brings Me Back Into A Parasympathetic State. Righteous

TRAINING: Made a small gain in lifting this month. I set my training card aside near the end of October and lifted by feel and mood. After lifting for about two weeks and doing my thing, shoulder/ Tri day brought me to this small gain. I grabbed the 40 pound dumbbells for my shoulder press set and powered through. During that 3rd and last set I kind of struggled with the last two reps.



I went and pulled my card and to my surprise, 10/22/2017 I was using the 33 1/2 dumbbells!! My first thought was, " What The Hell Was I Thinking??" How could I have missed calculated an exercise like that?? As I scanned my card, looking ahead towards my Tri workout, I finally realized the muscle gain and the power goal I had reached without setting the intention. YES

GOALS: Few Of Them

1) Rake Up Leaves & A Compost Run
2) Add An Extra Half Hour To The Dreadmill Time
3) Challenge My Tracking Card
4) Walking The Next Cyclocross Course on Tuesday with Klishy
5) Marking & Building with Klishy Thurs/Fri
6) No Meat Week, Up The Fruits, and Stay Consistent with the Veggies
7) Meet with Coach for a Radio Show Time Slot as we Near the Turkey Day Holidays
8) Nail the Audition for the upcoming Holiday Play

OVERALL: Feeling solid, working through some minor issues, and looking forward to next step. Found a pretty good groove this month and will focus on what I can change. I will continue to give options to others as I see fit as I always do because I enjoy seeing others succeed and grow.

I am just simply saying that I will work on myself and focus on bettering my goals, acting on what is best for me, and seeing tasks through to the end.

Thanx So Much For Stopping By,
Cheers

Monday, November 6, 2017

Cyclocross Race Series #3




Palisade Colorado offered up a beautifully perfect condition for Orchard Treads cyclocross race on Saturday November the 4th. This race in GJ, CO showcased 65% of paid racers from OUT OF TOWN!!

This event would be our back - 2 - back 90+ paid racers in this Urban Tread Cyclocross Series. We held this same race four years ago with 32 racers. Couldn't be any happier right now and extremely proud of the MAD Crew. Mountain And Desert Racing


Radio Update: Must toot my own horn here. My LATEST Radio Show FUNd Drive edition write up HERE. My show goal was $200 bucks for the one hour ( 9pm - 10pm ) time slot. This Vegas theme show produced $455.oo in that hour!! YES

Now I am brining this up because it was beyond awesome to walk into the station throughout this FUNd Drive and have folks talk about this show for days afterwards. That totally makes all the effort worth it. LOVE THAT


Our Executive Director explained to me about how many members personally asked her about listening to my show. She shared with me her feeling when the first confronted her," Did you hear that show The Padre did Wednesday night??"

She told me she was worried because nobody has mentioned any of the other shows and she was afraid they were asking because of something I did wrong. You know, living in fear. On Sunday, she went on to tell me that at least four people per day have pulled her aside to talked to her about my show. Bitchin

You Can Stream That Show Until Nov 8th HERE under Old Dan's Records. Starts off with about 3 minutes of Jazz from the last shows carry over. I started The Vegas show with a clip from the Fear and Loathing movie soundbite featuring Johnny Depp. Hope Ya Dig

Have A Brilliant Week,
Cheers

I STAND CORRECTED ON NOV THE 7TH  You can stream this show until November 15th

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Rock-Toe-Ber Numbers



We B losing daylight and fast. As our globe tilts, warmest October on record here in GJ, I ran into some darker bike rides. Made it home just fine but noticeably missed timed my outings.


My Strava October produce the 3rd highest hour of the year!! The Breakdown looks a little like this...


Oct 2-8th 40.7 miles, Oct 9-15th 48.4, Oct 16- 22nd 45, & Oct 23- 29th 22.7 miles on the commuter and midnight racer.

Dreadmill miles hit 31.3 miles and Boy Dog walks recorded ( listed as Crossfit ) 28.1 miles. Running took a little dip this month but thats how it goes. No Worries


 Weight lifting hung around normal levels and I didn't add any new numbers there. Steady Eddy. Some of my days only allowed 4 days a week in the gym. And Thats OK


Big cyclocross weekend coming up on the 4th of November out in Palisade Colorado. I was over the moon stoked with the Creepy Treads race last weekend were we saw 98 PAID  racers tackle our course that night. A number of Denver folks came over to race Friday night and then mountain bike the rest of the weekend. Super Stoked


And everyone of those racers had something to say. Amazing!! I have never received that kind of feed back!! Its usually a compliant with a few "like" comments but this was crazy cool. Every racer commented on the layout, how tough the 1.9 mile loop was, or all the bitching off camber lines that were possible. Fantastic


Racing at night was huge PLUS!! Costumes, Glow Sticks, Music, and Racing were all well received by all and I couldn't be happier!! Righteousness


The Big News!!!!!


TONIGHT NOVEMBER THE 1ST!!! My buddy Dan called me on Monday to asked me to cover his radio show tonight. The thing is, its the FUNd Drive week. Dan's daughter had her baby ( Halloween Night ) last night and I told him that I would cover his show no problem.

So yesterday it hit me. I will hosting a Vegas Theme FUNd Drive show!! All the music will be somehow related to Vegas, fun facts from Sin City, and background casino sounds while we pitch for pledges.

I have always enjoyed raising money for our little 300 watt community radio station and tonight will be no different.

PLEASE STREAM LIVE FROM 9PM - 12 MIDNIGHT. We will accept credit cards, checks, and walk in cash. Here is why I am sharing this, the Gil Foundation will match up to $1,500.oo for all NEW members.

This means, if you call 970.241.8801 and donate 50 bucks as a new member, the Gil Foundation makes that donation $100 for the station. Yes!!

I would be so thankful tonight if I heard from just one of you. Like Really Thankful. Let just say, your pledge would make my month. Would Make My YEAR


Radio Show Name: Dan's Old Records
My On Air Name: The Padre
KAFM: http://www.kafmradio.org Click Listen Live
You can pledge on-line!! So use the above info when pledging AND THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Cheers

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Seasonal Chores, Cyclocross, & Radio Shows



As our earth begins its tilt, winterizing chores come on quickly. And winterizing the swamp cooler is so much damn fun. But this year, 3 coolers, I didn't bleed ONCE!! Sweet

I hosted a radio show last Monday at 6am and it was a complete sh*t house. It all started with the Boy Dog snoring in my bed and didn't walk to the station with me. My alarm went off at 4:04am and he just lifted his head as if to say," Are You Kidding Me?"


I sucked down some Joe, ate the pot of steel cut oats, and filled my backpack with electronics and the Boy Dog was still snoring like a human. I put on my clothes and he didn't budge one bit.

So I rode to the station. Arriving early as I usually do, the heater was on, that control room was 84F. My show was scheduled for 6am but I took over the automated system at about 5:15am with the best of Jerry Garcia. Pulled some new music off the new rack while that was airing and started getting my act together.


That was pretty much my pinnacle. The gremlins took over from there. CD player #2 would stop 10 seconds early for whatever reason, CD player #3 wouldn't start off the board, you had to manually hit the play button on the machine. About the only thing that I didn't do was hit the open button by accident when pushing the play button.

Now, all of this was my fault. I hadn't done a show in awhile so I didn't know about all these new little issues. I never blame KAFM anymore because its community radio and the program director lacks communication. So I pretty much stumbled through the three hour time slot.


The High Light By Far ----- I featured the late 1970's Television Show TAXI.  Those mixed in clips were a MASSIVE stimulator to the listening audience. I just might have had a record number of callers. I didn't keep track and I don't know what that record might be but the phone constantly rang all morning. It Was Awesome & Keep Me Going.


I'm reliving these mistakes because I am hosting the Orbit Lounge this Friday at 6am and I couldn't be happier about it. I will have my redemption and I can't wait. I already have about 5 hours worth of music for that 3 hour time slot. I have tons of killer Halloween tracks, some deep epic lounge tracks, & ghoulishly horror film clips to mix over the top of instrumental tunes.

TRAINING: Found an event for 2018 and I am pretty damn stoked about it. Check out this course - https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1ttOiKpALVGcMJphlf5yvGxlbVr8&ll=39.04428325938744%2C-107.96690415592275&z=14 - This is the 30K of the Grand Mesa Ultra. The 100 miler can be found here, along with the 50 and 30, taking place in July of 2018.

The next cyclocross race is this Friday Night at the Holy Family Catholic Church. Then, Saturday is the Spooktacular 5K on the same course. Will be pretty damn entertaining for sure. I have always enjoyed night time riding and racing in the dark. Here is last years race and hope ya dig the tunes!!!

Last But Not Least, if you happen to enjoy numbers, October's Strava has recored 199 miles on the commuter bike!! That totally blows my mind. These are NOT my road riding miles or Dreadmill miles or no excuse loops with the Boy Dog. 199 miles on that old Cannonade commuter!! As you are reading this, I'm clipping over 200 miles as I ride to the office this morning. WoW


Until Next Time, Have A Brilliant Day & Seek The Best Possible Outcome!!
Cheers





Saturday, October 14, 2017

My Video Log - Not Vlogging - Simply Creating Content



Exported in 1080HD, Turn It Up & Watch In Full Screen. Thank you so much for watching.



Smile Often,
Cheers

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

September's Bitchin' Numbers



September produced some sweet numbers. Strava recorded my 3rd highest hours, only 226 miles, and 5 personal records. The hours sure do reflect the single track trails. My power has improved, thanx to spin class. The Boy Dog and I have a no excuse loop walk thats just under a mile. Him and I walked 41 miles this month on that loop. Dynamite

Haven't been in the gym as much as I would have liked but making the most of it. Still gaining strength but having a difficult time wrapping my mind around the fact that Summer is over. Its October already!! Gr8 Summer but damn

The first Cycle Cross Race of the series was last weekend. The days leading up to it were awesome but the day of, not so much. Klishy & I had a great time building the corn maze of the course. We laid all kings of corn stock dow to guide the riders in the right direction. He designed and we built a righteous 1.8 mile lug burning track.

We were treaded with two days of old aircraft flying into GJ for the air show. Its amazing how slow and big some of those military craft can be. Flying in formation were 4 P51 style planes and they flew right over our heads. Wish I had a photo because those plane were so close over head and spotless clean against the Colorado Bluebird Sky. Perth, were was that magical eye of yours

I was totally blown away by the amount of Denver folks that drove over the Continental Divide to compete in our event. Racers from CB, Carbondale, Vail, Aspen, and Telluride all came to GJ to Cycle Cross their brains out. How Cool Is That

The next MAD event will be held on the 21st. Its a crazy cool cross fit style race. The race will be on an 18 hole golf course were athletes will start in waves and run down the fairway. Each green host a set of cross fit activities. This obviously goes on throughout the 18 holes. I'm really looking forward to it

Rock-Tober Goals:
Writing down my daily intentions has been quite beneficial so I am sticking with that plan
Will be adding more road miles to Strava this month
Finishing up the landscaping project ( time lapse to follow )
Hosting a radio show featuring clips from the TV show Taxi
Spending more quality time with the Boy Dog
Hopefully pulling together the funds to attend a Ortho-Bionomy conference in Dec



Hope you're a video watcher and appreciate the craftiness,
Cheers

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hump Day Update



A really solid day in the gym, wrote down my intentions for the day, scored two free tix to the Mountain Film Fest by stopping by KAFM, and pulled more weeds at the OM House. That's four items fulfilled off the Goal List. YES

On the commuter bike yesterday for 5.9 miles of running errands around town. Beautiful day out here on the Western Slope of Colorado. The Fall Coloring has begun blanketing the valley floor, impresses me every year. GORGEOUS

First Cycle Cross of the year this Saturday, Oh BTW, Sunday is also the first day of October????? Summers sure do seem to fly on by these days. WOW

Riding to the gym for a Tricep/ Bicep day, meeting with MAD Racing at the library, and then to the office for the rest of today. SCORE



Hate Creates Deflation - Love Creates Expansion
Cheers




Just for the record, I called in during the noon hour Public Affairs Program, the film fest crew were conducting an interview with Coach and offered up two sets of tix if you called in. I then stopped by and collected.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

My Apologies with Cheese

I apologize for my winey post yesterday. It wasn't that I woke up on the wrong side of the bed or anything like that, just fustraded with the human race in general. Maybe I should have gotten laid last weekend or something because everything just annoyed the sh*t out of me.

Halloween Hippy Dogs

Like I had mentioned in that post, pro sports, simi pro sports, high school sports should be a time for enjoying the moment. So I regret my last post and I sincerely apologize to the 12 ( UP TO 42 OF YOU STOPPING BY YESTERDAYS POST NOW) of you that stopped by yesterday.

Klunker Krit 2015

Speaking of yesterday, epic little 15.9 mile outing. The Colorado fall colors have made there way down into the valley. I purposely left all camera equipment at home and just went for it with no alliterate motive.

Halloween in Vegas 2005

The gym went very well yesterday and only the Silver Sneakers were there for a Monday. Was able to throw in three super sets. I went pretty heavy on the chest and lighter with higher reps on the triceps. Overall, felt strong and relaxed at the same time.

Shadow Boy at 4 Months Old

Today is Back and Bi and more weed pulling at the OM House.

Just Because
Have A Wonderful Day,
Cheers

Monday, September 25, 2017

Racing in Rifle Colorado



Mother Nature painted our sky with some of the most perfect post card moments in time. Each sunrise was worthy of a snap shot and everyone talked about the sunsets nightly. Fridays lightning storm was breath taking because each ground touching bolt danced in place for 3 to 5 seconds. Long enough that we could all point and "WoW" before those bolts faded away. EPIC



On the down side of Mother Nature rolling in, the Adventure Race was cancelled. The trails were battered by the front that moved in from the South Southwest. It was definitely a bummer because of all the work put in by EVERYONE but you just have to respect the trails and the flow of the land. DRAG




Side note; I am totally boycotting all sports media personnel because I can't believe the amount of political coverage hour after hour after hour. I simply don't understand it, regardless if I agree with it. Baseball and football have always been an outlet for me. Sports gave me the opportunity to check out from childhood trauma, frustrations, and environment.

ESPN played melodic piano scales, while showing in slow motion, photos of players holding hands with owners. We are so diverse, color - race - sexual orientation, the flag DOES NOT  represent politics or the military. Will athletes or Sports News channels ever "protest" Global Warming?? Teen Pregnancy?? Hunger in the Middle East??

We as a society, team human, and what not are facing world elimination with the rich only becoming stronger. So much time is wasted and I just haven't understood why. All sports athlete do so much behind the scenes but media focuses on the true BS of human interest. I know I am not anti ( insert government/ military/ American/ or other labels here ) because I do have compassion for life and its struggles but Phuc- Me.

I am sick of the flag at half mast everyday, unprofessional statements, pointing fingerers, lack of love, fellow bike riders that can't take the time to simply wave, poor customer service skills, and stupid people continuing to breed.



Goals: This week will be chalk full!!!
1) Gym in the AM
2) Yard work at the OM House
3) Pulling of files from this hard drive
4) Paying bills
5) Checking in with KAFM
6) Purchasing my pass for Friday's film festival at the Avalon Theater
7) Checking out the Air-show from a far BECAUSE
8) First Cycle Cross Race on Sunday October the 1st
9) Spend even more quality time with the Boy Dog
10) Write down on my dry erase board my intentions for the next day


Yes, September is almost dust in the wind.
Rock On
 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fantastic First Half of the Month



Strava recorded multiple 40+ mile biking days during this month of September. A number of 20+ miles on foot and the commuter bike is back up to 10+ miles per day. SWEET


Last Sunday, hosted the Sunday Matinee on KAFM and what a blast. The whole three hours was built around The Blues Brothers and cover tunes. The phone rang off the hook and that sure put a huge smile on my face. After all, I was completing with Donkey Vision. DENVER BRONCOS FOOTBALL vs THE COWGIRLS


You can click here ---- http://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/sunday-matinee-kafm-community-radio --- for the next two week to hear my show. Only drag is the recording started at 1pm and not noon. So when you allow yourself to click that link, starts with Aretha Franklin's YOU BETTER THINK scene and number. AWESOME


Last week and this week, until this Thursday, gym life has been absolutely solid. I pulled out my "tracking card" that Crossroads gave me two years ago. I have my last years card attached and I was beyond stoked with my progress. Example; incline chest press with dumbbells started with 20lbs and now I have been regularly handling 40lbs. SCORE


MAD Racing heads for Rifle Colorado this Thursday to build and mark an adventure course for this Saturdays ( http://realwesternadventure.com/roan-cliff-chaos-adventure-races/ ) Roan Cliff Chaos Adventure Race. Klishy and I will work both Thursday and Friday until registration opens at 5pm Friday. BIG SHOES


Its hard for me to fathom the fact that its the 19th already. Sure, its been a good month. Yes, I enjoy the Fall Colors. Yes, The Boy Dog and I love snowshoeing. But damn, aging so blows!! The Boy Dog still walks our No Excuse with enthusiasm but he totally slows down when we return to our driveway. Last night, the satellites in the sky were unreal, we had a relaxing walk at just under 11min mile pace and I almost ran into the back of him as we turned onto the driveway. STAY YOUNG & STAY STRONG

GOALS: 
1) Hit the gym with control and power
2) Ride the Midnight Racer
3) Design & layout a rock garden out back so that I can apply that vision next week
4) Turkey Flats Loop with the Boy Dog as the Aspens turn
5) Simply Dance Like Nobody Is Watching - Keller Williams


Seek The Best Possible Outcome,
Cheers

P.S. Please watch the Soup Bone video of ours. Its a quick clip of the Boy Dog & I picking up his bones from Quality Meats. Its a short clip & I am pretty sure that you will find the humor in it. Plus, Shadow Boy is so damn handsome. Thanx in advance for watching!!



Saturday, September 2, 2017

August Kicked A$$



Well, August kicked my ass. Damn good numbers out of the Strava world for the month. Really solid days in the gym and I still enjoy riding my bike.

MAD Racing: Our last event went rather well and the cross country course was way cool. A majority of the runners gave us the thumbs up for creativity. Thats Cool

We will hit the ground running this Monday of Labor Day Weekend. Mad Racing has been given the opportunity to host the Desert Edge Triathlon Aug 9/10 2017. This event has been run by the inspiring Darrin from Underground Racing. We meet 10 years ago now, WoW

Underground Racing created an amazing family friendly event and that has worked in our wheel house because we have always focused on Family, Youth, & Out-Of-State competitors. Score

The trails are very well established so we won't be building!! Thanx Goodness!! Just loads of marking and checking and re-checking. Pretty stoked with Klishy and all the vendors, quality food trucks, and bands. Both Days Will Host Live Music

Numbers: I reminded myself that the twins were here, I missed a few days, rode hills, a mountain, & casual commuter rides. Having said that, August posted my largest logged hours at 24 hours, 361 Miles on the bike, & a season low 36 miles on the trails. Two Personal Records were also set in August. Amazingly, April recorded 41 activities and Aug recorded 21 activities. So More Than A Few Days Missed

My gym time has been totally consistent, not in stagnate or plateau way, Just Consistent. I have mixed up all exercises this month but not really lifting heavy free weights. Back&Tri rather than the traditional Back&Bi. And because of this switch, injury free was achieved. I focused all month on 10 really good/form/holds/ROM/powering up movements. That Rocks

Goals: I have some very simple goals this week. 
#1 Goal, not loosing my marbles when Klishy changes the map at the last second.
#2 Goal, greeting everyone enthusiasm and gratitude.
#3 Goal, think before answering repeat or obvious questions.
#4 Goal, sleep!!



 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Crested Butte Run



Love The Cooler Temps, Wild Flowers in August??, And The Best Boy Dog Ever. Life is good out here on the Western Slope.


Cheers

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

15th of the Month & Back At It


The Boy Dog loves the fact that I grew him carrots again this year. I harvested the seeds out of the flowering blossoms last year and grew some beautiful purple and traditional bugs bunny orange carrots this year.


Having a few, pre-dinner brews, holding my S&J huggie. Robert is toasting me with his 2107 F1 Australian Grand Prix huggie. Robert - PBR   Me - Pinner


Wednesday night BBQ last week. Yet another time lapse was created that night and you could watch it here.


Maybe a few more beverages and conversations. Wide range of thoughts were shared over the 3 weeks together. Never a dull moment or joke to be cracked. Or even an unwanted fart to be blown. 


Blood Road was a powerful documentary and I am so thankful that I caught its showing at the Avalon Theater. It just so happened that I found myself in a garage drinking with two vets from the mid 60's Vietnam era. The scenarios they painted were so bizarre for me to comprehend because they were both EIGHTEEN flipping years old.


This sunset photo was taken from on top of the Avalon Theater JUST after the completion of Blood Road. Rebecca Rusch set a local record out year about a year ago and I went into the movie ONLY knowing what I knew from the trailer. Seek Out This Documentary, please.



An Emergen-C before walking the Boy Dog. He was so funny that day. His little eyes squinted and his ears flipped back from my alcohol fueled breath breathing good morning greetings to him. He knew I was still intoxicated and he used every hair on his body to be patient with me. The Best Good Dog There


A horse and carriage just came rolling up 7th street the other night. Just your average summer of 2017  occasion. Nothing to see here....


My Fifth To Last Beer on Sunday. The way I saw it, should probably just consume the rest of the brew because I know I would have one Monday night IF it was there. So I took care of that situation and polished off the red wine so I wouldn't be tempted come Monday/Tuesday night.


So its still the Boy Dogs Birthday Month and another trail run is in the books. I'm two days sober and the Boy Dog is 15 days STOKED!!! He loves all the new treat boxes, the extra attention, just because car rides, and he is about to loose his puppy marbles because I am about to make up a batch of his favorite homemade biscuits. He supervises the SH*T out of me when he smells all those NATURAL & ORGANIC ingredients.



Current Update:
The gym treated me very well on Monday as a sub trainer taught Spintertainment in spin class. The video was from 3 major mountain passes in Europe that is used in the Tour de Giro. The views from this video was breath taking and caused me to spit out some crazy watts. Hung Over Crazy Watts. Rode 28 "miles" in the 50 min class with a max watt of 515 and an average wattage of 297 watts.

Before the class, Chest exercises, focused on form and happened to have weights that 10 reps were good enough. Before That, I stepped on the scale at 182.1 pounds. My race weight is 168 pounds. At the ends of June I was between 177 and 179. SO I am very surprised that I wasn't tipping into the 190's+!! I haven't lost much strength, just stamina. But very pleased with my weight and will be able to shed 5 pounds by the end of August no problem.

Today was a solid Back day and between clients and a meeting, passed on biceps to get the Boy Dog out and about. I'm thinking that I will hit shoulder and legs tomorrow and arms Thursday. Off on Friday and the Book It For Reading 5K on Saturday. 

The Boy Dog is keeping me young, I so enjoy riding my bike, and what happened to July?? Halfway through August??? Lets start eating more fruit. Lets enjoy our veggies. Lets stretch like nobody is watching. Damn, Its Been A Great Summer!!! Damn Good Summer!