Friday, August 5, 2022

Eye Opening August 2022

Looking In Your Eyes     I See Paradise    This World That I've Found Is Too Good To Be True    Standing Here Beside You    Want So Much To Give You    This Love In My Heart That I Am Feeling For You    Let Them Say We Are Crazy    I Don't Care About That    Put Your Hand In My Hand    Baby, Don't Look Back    Let The World Around Us    Just Fall Apart   Baby, We Can Make It     Heart To Heart 


Starship

No Protection 1987

YES:

Making it happen!! Finished the month of July on a high note as I became a man of action. Completing numerous task those last few days of the month then I did all month long. Stashed away a bunch of cash into the tax account as that quarterly payment is due in a months time. Loaded up the car insurance account so that is now off my mind. Finally lubed the bike, washed off all the spring time gunk, and rolled away with 120psi into the future. 

My July numbers were pretty piss poor as I pickled the liver in a big way. Nothing crazy what so ever but early day time brews, a can of brew or two while BBQ'n for the fam, red wine with dinner, and cold brews while playing cards and other board games into the wheeeeeeeeee hours of the night.  No complaining at all, just lacked the rides and long walks along the beach front. 

And Last But NOT Least - Congrats To Annemiek Van Vleuten on winning the Tour after the 33 year hiatus. Vleuten wears the Yellow Jersey, Marianne Vos supports the Green Jersey, Demi Vollering hoist the coveted Polka Dotted Mountain Climbers Jersey, and Shirin Van Anrooji claims the White Youngest Rider Jersey after the 8 day 600+ miles / 970+ km tour throughout France. Go Ladies Go 

RADIO SHOW:

Way fired up as I will be hosting a live edition of the Magic Carpet Ride on the 11th of August. My plan is featuring Biker Movie Sound Tracks & Trailers featured in Motion Pictures while airing various righteous deep cuts as well. Stream LIVE HERE at 6:30pm Mountain Time Zone. 

ORTHO:

Big anniversary coming up next month as the Rocky Mountain Ortho Bionomy Center celebrates 10 years. Boy, a decade flies when you're having a damn good time. So there will be a Phase 7 class the day before and then an open house that I am really excited about. 

I wonder where and what direction those original folks went or are after 10 years time. Sure hope they make the effort and attend. How Cool Would That Be 

RIVER FLOAT:

The Mighty Colorado River Is In Sad Shape!! This might have been the last seasonal float through town for me as the water level has plummeted.

Again, not complaining as we enjoyed the good moments and made the best of the rough moments. The amount of humans married with the same ideal was astonishing.


Reminded me of the 4th of July when everyone took a dip in the river. On this particular day, a little warm at the start but those monsoonal patterns offered up a blanket of cloud cover. Me Likey 


My first photo from this end of the bridge. The current normally rages through this section of bridges and the conjunctions looms just ahead. It's a section where you better have your Sh*T together. Something else that turned out to be A OK was all the new rapids as a result of low water levels. So That's Cool 


On the other end of that perspective, a disc golf basket hangs there in the darkness sum 700 feet / 213m straight away. The above photo was a relaxing stretch of the river where you are able to simply be. 

BIKE NIGHT:

The Dude and I were able to attend Friday Night Bike Night and the theme of the evening was FISH. So I cut out three cardboard fish, quickly drilled an outline, and lined them out with a string of multiple patterned flashing LED AA battery powered lights. 

We then strapped on two fishing poles to The Dude's bike with reusable rubber Z Ties. One fishing rod out the back and one pole straight ahead out the front. And away we rode.

I throughly enjoy these group rides and the youngsters are totally hip. I always meet someone new and wish we knew more about each other. Lots of common interest within these variety of species. Right  

But the over whelming highlight was the sunset. Literately Mesmerizing Sunset!! As I previously mentioned, the Monsoons were evident and a cell was unleashing with all its might, Mr Sun cascaded light rays through those water droplets to a sailors delight. 

GOALS:

  1. Build A Story Board
  2. Hydrate With Crisp Cool H2o
  3. Continue Logging Miles / KM's 
  4. Safely Surf These Waves Of Chaos 
  5. Purchase A New Pair Of Shoes For Walking Into The Future 

Here we are, August 2022. Important attractions are on the horizons this month. May we all accomplish goals and problem solve issues with flying colors. May the Pink Moon on the 11th  put a special emphasis on your home and family. You will have ample time to devote to those you hold dearest. 



All the best,

Cheers 


30 comments:

  1. ...an eye is a serious thing to lose.

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    1. Started With My Marbles - Hope The Eyes Stay Intact There Brother T

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  2. Wires and pipes. How interesting and I assume no zzztttt as something is short circuited. The fish cut outs are cool. I've only been in one canoe and I loved it. I must get my sister in law to take me out in her canoe again.

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    1. Learned The Basics And No ZZZZZZZZ AP When We Flipped The Main - So Thats Cool - Playing Fishy Wishy Was Cool - Wish We Lived Near By As I Would Take You Boys On Down The River Where We Would Find Smiles From Ear To Ear - Be Well Mate

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  3. Dearest Travis,
    You indeed accomplished a LOT in the final days of July.
    Those river water levels are quite a challenge all throughout the year and so many people depend on it. For agriculture especially.
    Indeed, spend time with your family and loved ones before it will be TOO LATE!
    So many people will have to live with that guilt feeling for the remainder of their life...
    Loved that Fish basket on the bike—artful and funny; creates happy laughs.
    Big hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. And So Much More To Be Proud Of - Too Late, Damn - That Has Been On My Radar For Sure And I Am Rather Thankful For Those Short Moments In Time - Had A Blast With Phish Night On Bikes - Loads Of Laughter Filled The Sky

      OxoxoxO

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  4. Thanks for the flower photos, lovely. You have been busy riding your bike and on the water, also cleaning. It amuses me with the two vehicles parked together in a bigger car park :) just saying. Take care.

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    1. You Are Quite Welcome Margaret - Keeping Busy During These Dog Days Of Summer - Yahooooo000000

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  5. Kayaking, biking....lovely! Best wished to achieve your interesting goals!

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    1. Thanx Magic - And What A Summer It Has Been - Be Well

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  6. Glad you accomplished in July!

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    1. One Cold 12 oz Can At A Time - So Good To Hear From You Christine

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  7. Fantastic river place :) I love your photos, have a nice weekend!

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    1. Experiencing A Delightful Weekend - The River Is Quite Magical For Sure - Thanx For Checking In

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  8. You sure do accomplish a lot in a month!

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    1. And There Is Always Plenty More On The Horizon

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  9. So weird because I know I posted a comment last week on here! I hope this one comes through. Just like I hope the mighty Colorado River bounces back. There was an article about it in the NYT a week or 2 ago. Enjoy your rides!

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    1. The New Blogger Format Shifted Itself Into The Twilight Zone And Those Pesky Digital Gremlins Are At It Once Again - The River Made The NYT - Truly Enjoying Summer Evening Rides - Thanx For Checking In For A Second Time Little W

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  10. It sounds like July was a success!!!! I'm off to stop by look at all the photos from your last post.

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    1. July Was A Blur And Feels So Long Ago - And Today Is Only The 9th Of August - Where Does That Time Go Anyway - Always A Pleasure Hearing From You - Sending Positive Vibes Your Way

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  11. Right, you always meet someone new when going on cycling trips. The best I liked in your goals is A New Pair Of Shoes For Walking Into The Future.

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    1. Many Thanx And Keep Stepping Forward

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  12. Brother Padre! I missed your blog, actually blogging and reading blogs in general which I haven't done in a long time! I landed a new position at work 3 months ago and was super busy since then which was quite bad for my mental and lately I have been trying to recover by doing other things that would keep my mind away from work when not working. Thank you for your beautiful shots, super love that carton with lights on your bike, that's very creative! Sending hugs from the Philippines!

    Stevenson

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    1. And I Have Missed You Brother Steve - Congrats On The New Line Of Work - Now Don't Be A Stranger - Sending Positive Vibes Your Way

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  13. July - summer - no, man/woman can't complain :-))) Beautiful photos... wonderful events... I wish you a happy rest of August... great bike tours too AND the illuminated fish on the bike are just wonderful.
    Enjoy life, yes, use it.
    Best wishes and greetings from me.

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    1. Sure Do Appreciate Your Kind Words My Friend - Been Thinking About You - Hope You Are Well And Happy

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  14. OMG, numbers and deadlines, I hate them. I am pretty precise on everything but I admit, all those things are pretty stressfull.
    On the contrary, the flowers pics you shared with us are a joy for our eyes and soul! Thank you greatly!

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