First month in many many moons that I have no real numbers to share. For Example; 2017
AUG 51 Hours, 698 Miles, 23 PR's, and 77 Activities - 2018
AUG 50 Hours 768 Miles, 17 PR's, and 79 Activities - 2019
AUG 56 Hours, 664 Miles, 36 PR's, and 45 Activities
A big ol whopping 0 PR's, 7 rides, and 198mi/318.65km recorded for August 2020. Way back on the 7th of August was my last Garmin/Strava update. Sure, I rode the commuter bike but nothing worth getting all excited about. Remember the lack of winds I was so pissy about???
Thought I would go out for an easy spin on the 29th of August but No Way. The smokey air quality was improving but my legs were immediately sand blasted by the arid desert landscape. The southern cross winds damn near pushed me into traffic. Check out the directions of these swirling winds from 4pm to 6pm. Is that crazy or what?? S,W,N, and E!! Phuc-This , I'm going on tour. Wait, no fall concerts. So I packed up the camper car and headed for the thin air that hugs those mountain peaks.
Was hired on to install Hurricane Clips. Had no clue as to what that meant. I was expecting to be slaving away on the blistering hot roof. My wide brim hat, thick leather work gloves, knee pads, thick MK pants, and a gator for soaking my neck with cold water were all unnecessary. Felt Pretty Dumb Here But Looking Damn Good
|Hurricane Clips Are Attached From The Inside |
I have been mowing depressing amounts of lush grassy lawns here in the high desert. And pulling a lot of weeds. No more pesky weeds around those massive flagstone pavers and very healthy mint in the foreground for fresh evening Mojitos. Its why they call it work, right?
But I got all of my chores done, yards were mowed, and deep soak watering so I could enjoy the cooler mountain temps without a care in the world. So I got that going for me.
Lets talk about old and slow. Like total newbie. For instance, forgot how to wear swim trunks. The range of motion isn't there by any means. My timing and overall rhythm is rusty. Where did my Lats go?? Where is my cycling cardiovascular system?? When did I lose the ability to count laps??
But the experience of pushing off the wall, arms together in that forward missile launch, and those sounds of little tiny air bubble under the surface never changes. A controlled breath with every third stroke felt comfortable with little to no laboring effort. Just a simple breath, kick, and glide. Talk About Feeling Alive
September's full moon falls under the title of the Full Corn Moon. This Full Moon just might make us a little more emotional than usual. Like I Need That Sh*T. The full moon in Pisces affects all zodiac signs. The more you let yourself feel, the more you'll learn about yourself. Filled up my mason jars with spring water as an offering to the Moon Gods. Hope It Was Successful
Last weekend of The Boy Dogs Birthday Month was a blast. Packed the camping car on the 30th and drove to where the mountains ridges touched the stars. And the stargazing was beyond words. I sat in my little fold out chair and just stared for hours. Just staring up with a barking neck ache. Then, the sunrise on September 1st, WoW!! Mind Bending
I spent a few hours along the banks of the Crystal River and The Crystal River was just that , crystal clear. Stumbling upon this hidden gem made my day. Fresh Spring Water!! Talk about a score!! These jagged Rocky Mountains always amaze me and there is so much to still be discovered. Fresh air, beautiful clean water, and quick rain showers to subdue Mr Sun's glaring ray's of heat. Afternoon squall lines of rain passed through these valleys and over the peaks like clock work. And the leaves are beginning to turn as Fall is right around the corner. Bring On Halloween
As I was heading out of town, driving my thoughts into a mental cul de sac, the cutest damn bear cub ran out in front of me. I drive like an old slow grandpa so it wasn't a near miss or anything scary. But that bear was moving. My best guess would be right around 150 pounds but so lovable. Saw this video by KB Bear
and those two cubs matched my own observation. Both in weight , size, and that baby brown cub color. Love Bears
- Check In With Friends
- Swim With Purpose
- Make It Through The 20's Of September
- Ride Like The Wind
- Paint The Outside Trim
Be Well This September,