Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Tough Age Bracket

Super bummed when I read the news regarding legendary Charlie Daniels passing away at 83. Its brutal knowing these names, faces, and association of life's time lines from where and when. All kinds of old engrams resurfaced upon this passing. RIP Charlie and Long Live The Devil Went Down To Georgia.

Sure Do Miss Live Shows 
On the other end of the spectrum of life, my Grand Niece hit the 2 year old mark and what a hoot she is. Her one favorite gift was a simple head/ hair band thing with sparkly antenna tassels of Red, Blue, And Silver. She couldn't give a Rats A$$ about any other gift. Everything else was white noise to her until her dad rolls out a brand new light purplish dark darkish pink BICYCLE. She made the OOOOOOOOO sound with her rounded lips, discarded that hand dress to the ground, and boogied her way over to her new bike. You know, the way two year olds waddle around. Cute Stuff

My Acrylic Painting - Jo Jo's Birthday Gift 

CYCLING:

Old Mr Thermostat Knob has turned up here in the high desert of Western Colorado. Rough but manageable. I was riding back from the grocery store and a massive trash truck passed by me. So glad I am not the guy hanging off the back in this heat and THAT Unforgiving Smell. You're fully aware of the trash truck smell. Its such a distinct smell. Like fresh rain on asphalt, you know it before you see it.

Sunset While On The Bike Near Fruita Colorado 
Solid week of riding so far in July. Couple of rides out to Loma, a cruise through the farmlands of East Palisade, and one ride north of the airport. Recorded 11 hours of saddle time, 111 miles of riding, and 4 PR's in the first 6 days. No ride on the 7th of July.

Triple Brie, Non-Enriched Flower, Baking Soda, And No Yeast Loaf 
Tough to say what the next few days will hold as Mother Nature is forecasted to throw out 103F /39.44C by this Sunday. And No Monsoonal Flow In Sight????? Bummer. Check out the photo below. This little bird manifested itself while I was watering at one of the house sitting gigs. So Cool


MORE YARDWORK:

I am now an unofficial part time lawn care worker bee. Again, reinventing myself sucks but its what ya do. Been hustling side work since March and I now have 7 lawns to take care of. The pay isn't the greatest but its income. SH*T Pays The Bills! Do I wanna be a Full Time Lawn Service Technician??? Hell No!! In this high desert heat?!?!?! But its simple work and I don't mind for now. A majority of tasks at hand include minor irrigation repairs, dialing in systems, and walking behind a mower. Oh Baby


RADIO SHOW:

Still house sitting these days. Just so happens that the one neighbor is a KAFM programmer. They lead off with the usual bashing on KAFM and on and on. Same ol' same ol'. The broken record continues. Then, "How about covering my show??" SO I am actually hosting a radio show and pretty damn fired up about it. I'm covering the Global Groove on Sunday July 12th 2020. HERE is the link for a live stream beginning at 9am MST. Phuc Yes


PLEASE WATCH:

And last but not least, here is my 4 min short film. This features my solo float trip down The Mighty Colorado River. Basically, I parked truck #1 at the Blue Heron boat ramp > rode the bike to The Dude's house > drove truck #2 with boat to the bicycle bridge put in > floating on down the river towards the Blue Heron where truck #1 awaits > drove back to The Dude's place > rode my bike back to the put in to grab truck #2 > then drove to The Dude's place again. All in All, 13+ miles of physical activities in 2 hours. Did not record drive milage but the whole adventure took me 3 and half hours to complete. Righteous Adventure

The Straight Red Lines Are From Powering Down The Garmin For Driving   



Thanx For Watching,
Cheers

67 comments:

  1. Nice ride down the river, enjoyed you video.
    Cute 2 year old, happy with the sparkly.
    Take care in the heat there.

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    1. Many Thanx For Watching - Really Appreciate All The Support - The Heat Is Brutal - Still Thinking Snow Like Always

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  2. Charlie Daniels rang a bell, and of course, The Devil. What a classic track.

    Give a two year old a large cardboard box to play with, and they will be amused for hours.

    Hot weather and floating down the river....I expected to see more flesh. Maybe next time. The video was quite stylish btw.

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    1. So True- And She Digs The Old Bubble Machine From Her Big Brothers Birthday Years Ago - Thanx For Watching The PG Video - Classic Humor There Brother Man

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  3. Hello, It was sad to hear of Charlie Daniels passing. Happy Birthday to your grand niece, a bicycle is a great gift. I like the acrylic painting, very pretty scene. I see the bird in the water, great eye. Your float trip sounds quick and fun!
    Take care, have a great day!

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    1. Definitely Another Blow - The Grand Niece Had A Blast Of A Day - Stoked With The Painting And Pleased You Admired It - The Water Bird Was Pretty Cool - Have A Wonderful Weekend And More Shadow Photos Please

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  4. ...at the moment, I'm afraid that life music amy be a thing of the past, but keep rocking!!!

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    1. Yikes - I Hope Not - Live Music In The Past - SH*T Fire

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  5. My husband and I are anxiously awaiting for our new mountain bikes. Hope we get them before the snow flies. Supplies are limited this year.

    You make bicycling look like such fun!

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    1. Yes, NEW BIKES!!!! LOVE IT!! Cant Wait For Some Photos - Looking Forward To Reading About Your Adventures - Free Your Mind And Your Bike Will Follow

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  6. Hi Travis, wonderful video of your paddle! I have an overgrown yard that is constantly in need of work, it's a constant battle and in this humidity we have its tough. I was so lucky, when I lived in NYC Free Concerts in the Park series, speaking of course Central Park, and one I attended was Charlie Daniels, he performed solo with his fiddle and guitar and I think he also picked a banjo...and in the summer heat he had on his big cowboy boots n hat. Great performance too.

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  7. Good job making that video, I enjoyed it. Charlie Daniels will be missed. Glad the two year old loved the new bike. I remember getting my first bike, thought it was very cool. Stay cool and stay safe, Padre.

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  8. Dear Travis,
    What a great post, full of bubbling stories - for everyone something in the blender!
    Yeah, that song is iconic and may Charlie Daniels RIP.
    As for your great-niece, that's a cute story. Valuable for later...
    And your video was excellent, I was viewer 12.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. I Am So Impressed With How You Personalize Your Comments - Thanx For That - And Many Thanx For Watching That Short Film Of Mine - Have A Stellar Weekend

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  10. I was saddened to hear of Charlie Daniel's passing...he will be sadly missed!😢 At least, though, he will survive forever in our memories.
    A belated happy birthday to your grandniece...she sounds absolutely delighted with her new bicycle. I reckon she will soon be following in your footsteps and will become an enthusiastic cyclist!😊
    Love the bird...I love things like that when they just "appear"... it's almost as if they have a message for us...😉

    Have a super weekend...and stay safe!

    Cheers 👍👍

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    1. So Missed - Sure Hope She Sticks With It - A Little Too Young To Tell But So Far So Good - Magically Appeared Just For Us, So Cool - The Message Was Simple - Smile

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  11. Loved your video! Enjoyed the ride in the kayak too!

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  12. I have to admit I never heard of Charlie Daniels.
    But he lived a long life.

    Hehe, yes, ENJOY, my Nieces grew up way too fast and I saw them not that often.
    Oh. Now I don´t know if that is good or bad. I love the rain... I´ll love garbage trucks now, too.

    If 44C is too much for you, send some over, please. I´m freezing by butt off.
    Cute bird!
    I sure do admire all the different jobs you do. Esp the new one! No, all of them.
    And weee.... great video!!! Very "cool"! Very. You make me want to brave up and try such a boat (nah. I´ll fall and loose my glasses... so... thank you for sharing your adventure!).

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    1. He Was A Gem And A Really Good Guy - They Sure Do Grow Up Fast - Her Mother Grew From Zero To 20 In No Time At All - Will Happily Send You Some Heat - I Really Miss My Privative Practice And Facets Around That Industry - Thanx For Watching The Video - Was Pretty Cool - Adventure On My Friend - Adventure On

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  13. At least you are outdoors getting exercise when mowing the lawns Padre. So enjoyed the video, what an achievement 👍 Will link up on Sunday and listen to your show, you must be looking forward to being on air again.. have a super chill weekend ✨

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    1. Well, There Is That But I Can Imagine Ten Other Outdoor Activities Of Exercise I'd Rather Be Doing - Thanx A Million For Supporting My Hobbies - Watching The Video, Streaming The Station, And Continuing To Post Positive Comments - Really Appreciate You - Happy Weekend Vides To You As Well

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  14. Sounds like grand niece is now going to be training to keep up with her uncle on the cycling some day. Wearing her sparkly, of course.

    Have a great weekend, friend!

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    1. I Sure Hope She Sticks With It - We Both Will Wear Sparkly Outfits

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    2. If you do, you must share the pics :)

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    3. Count On It - Love Playing Dress Up

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  15. Fantastic video! I loved all the bats flying out from the ledge over the water. Not something I ever get to see here in London. :)

    Was that a wild strawberry you picked at the end?

    The bird in the puddle is awesome too!

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    1. Thanx Brother Man - I Realized Later That I Really Missed The Mark On The Raspberry Clip - The Whole Patch Is Coming On Strong - And Sooooo Tasty - Glad You Dig The Puddle Art - Be Well

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  16. That was sad about Charlie Daniels-I always liked his songs and my husband would see him at a spot where he used to go hunting-this was years and years ago.
    Your niece sounds precious, you are an artist too along with your busy life. I really enjoyed the video allot-a run down the river perfect for a hot day too. Loved the bird in the water too and yum wild berries.
    Stay cool and safe in that hot hot weather. we are really hot and very humid here but not into the 100's yet.

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    1. She Is A Classic And That Bike Has Tore Her Up - Skinned Knee And All - But She Is Still After It - Thanx For Watching The Video - That Driveway Bird Was Such A Trip And It Disappeared Just As Fast As It Morphed Into Its Shape - Thankful That We Don't Have The Humidity - Stay Strong

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  17. Oh, the loaf sounds sooo good! Talking about 2 year olds, my son is almost two (bday in October), so I know that cute age so well! He doesn't care much for his blue bicycle, though😊 He prefers cars instead. Have a lovely day ☺

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    1. The Loaf Was Amazingly Delicious - Brushed On An Egg Wash Halfway Through The Baking Cycle And What A Golden Brown Delight - So You Have A Future Moorhead In The Family, Way Cool

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  18. Happy birthday to your Grand-niece, I will see you and her on the road cycling!
    You do fantastic work on art, love your beautiful painting and the fantastic video.

    Take care!

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    1. Sure Hope So - Would Love To Ride Across This Magical State Of Colorado With Her Someday - Appreciate The Art Work Comment And Thank You So Much For Watching The Video - Always Nice To See You Popping In With Your Positive Vibes

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  19. Nice to catch up with you, lots going on, my great niece is also 2.

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    1. Two Is A Super Fun Age - Plus, She Snuggles - And Loves The Bubble Machine From A Couple Of Summers Ago That I Gave To Her Brother On His B-Day

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  20. I really enjoyed the boat ride. I pedaled my Cubii while you paddled. Could really use the boat ride as it is hazy, hot, and humid today. Take care!

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    1. Right ON And Thanx For Watching - We Could All Use More Boat Rides - Stay Strong This Week

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  21. I loved your Acrylic Painting, it transmits serenity and harmony.
    Beautiful sunset
    The video is spectacular and through it we ride with you by bike and travel by boat on this beautiful river.
    Take care and stay cool.

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    1. Harmony!!! Best Comment Ever!! Thank You So Much For Watching The Video - Really Means A Lot To Me - Doing My Best To Stay Cool - Literally And Figuratively

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  24. My friend the Padre, I am just so amazed with your painting! It's super super beautiful! With the magical perspective that reminds me somewhat of a fish-eye lens plus the colors you chose that made the snowy view, they cooled my heart in a very good way! Love th Brie Dish, Brie Cheese is my favorite :)

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    1. Wonderful - Excellent Perspective - Also, Hosted And Radio Show And Gave You A Mention As Part Of My World Wide Weather Update - Will Add Link In Next Post - Brie, Cant Go Wrong There

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  25. Wonderful pictures. Very interesting to read.
    Nice picture with the Brie cheese.
    And great to see that movie. Fantastic.

    Greetings, Marco

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  26. That river ride looks amazing! Love being on the water, no matter what the vehicle.

    I miss live shows too. A few weeks ago we watched Sturgill Simpson do a live bluegrass show from the Ryman and then a tribute to John Hiatt. Both on YouTube. Both amazing. It was weird seeing the Ryman empty, tho. This pandemic just sucks.

    Anyways. Have a great week! And stay cool.

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    1. Agreed - Dearly Miss My Friends At Shows - Been Enjoying Simpson's Tunes - Will Enjoy The Day

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  27. The movie is great :) the views are fantastic :)

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  28. Your video shows great.
    My eyes are fresh seeing the juice and the lake view that you recorded.

    Stay strong.

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    1. Stoked You Enjoyed The Blender Action - Appreciated The Check In And Positive Vibes

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  29. Great video! You really know how to make a good one. It looked super fun floating the river.

    I love that your grand-niece was so into the bike. Yay for bikes! And for kids!

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    1. Thanx For The Compliment - Yes, Yay Bikes!!!

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  30. Lovely paintings, you are so creative and great video too!!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself


    My Instagram

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  31. That sounds s a very cool film.

    I am also saddened by the death of Charlie Daniels. I am old enough to remember when he seemed young.

    Happy birthday to your grandniece.

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    1. So True - He Was Young Man Moons Ago - Thanx For Checking In Brother B

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  32. Very interestin post, beatiful places ;)

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