Monday, October 2, 2023


I'm Going Under And This Time I Fear There's No One To Save Me     This All Or Nothing Really Got A Way Of Driving Me Crazy   I Need Somebody To Heal   Somebody To Know    Somebody To Have    Somebody To Hold   It's Easy To Say   But It's Never The Same    I Guess I Kinda Liked The Way You Numbed All The Pain   I Was Getting Kinda Used To Being Someone You Loved 

Lewis Capaldi 

Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent 2019 


September went rather well with a saddle between my legs. Definitely a busy month but all those miles on the bike was the game changer that allows for a positive reflection. 

Very fortunate to have this massive Grand Mesa within a 45 minute drive. In need of an attitude adjustment, head towards the 11,000ft mark. 3,352 meters above sea level brings perspective , self awareness , and fresh rejuvenating tools for accelerating forward. 

September produced a decent 31 hours on the bike and those were mostly complied with my commuter bike. During those 19 activities , not all that impressive , I covered a rather low 250 mi / 402 kms. Found it surprising that I capsulated the month on EXACTLY 250 miles. Not 249 or 253 but a rock solid 250. Giggling 


I find myself in utter wonderland when the high desert receives a little goodness from Mother Nature. 

And Yes, still rockin the old GoPro3 Silver !! Obviously I only use this sucker on Time Lapse mode only. 

These were all the lightning strikes instantaneously and everyone remembers their home shaking during this magical moment in time. Desert strikes tend to bounce and linger for that extra visually stimulating second. Cool Really 


This was definitely my busiest Summer out of the 10+ years of Body Work. I chalk up these results to the new office. Having the freedom to book within hours helps. Plus, I love what I do. 


Now this is very upsetting for me. I have zero answers but the frustration angers me to no end. Mainly, my anger is because I just hate that helpless feeling. 

I am fully aware that I am NOT singled out here and I truly feel your pain there my friends. Yes, it's free !! Yes, shall be corrected eventually. But Phuc Me 


Dogs So Rock The Casbah !! This particular dog is a classic. He is the type of dog that is so goofy he can only be happy. Goof Ball Dogs Crack Me Up 

Cats are way cool but tend to shy away when they are not yours. Nothing wrong with that but I have yet to connect with someone else cat. No Worries 

This Fall Season , I have booked a house / dog / cat gig every weekend here in the Month of Rock-toe-Ber. Plus my regular hours. Plus my previous responsibilities. Plus office time. Plus wrenching. Plus Bike Night. Before I know it, it will be New Years Eve. And as of right now, November is filling up as well. Not complaining but at this rate, Time Fly's


Speaking of weekends. Loaded up and headed south for an overnighter. Not long enough but returning soon. Very Soon!! A much needed trip and enviable belly laughs throughout the evening. Such as , when they opened the ice chest and saw all the food their facial expression was priceless. I brought enough food to feed an army for breakfast or lunch or dinner so they were pleased with me. Plus, I really get excited cooking for others. Stoked 

Below is a photo from a recent top 10 segment on Strava. The kids these days are way faster than myself and their technology is superior for sure. But this old guy still has insignificant moments of glory. Even if it is only for a second. Yahooo000 


Robert And His Nephew's Family were in attendance for the Grand Final. BTW, it just happened to be the warmest recorded Grand Final Match. The New Norm 


A couple of Fridays ago , the theme , GLOW. Talk about true self-recognition!!! Wanna talk about knowing when you are in your wheelhouse!! Talk about being on your game!! Let's talk about lights and more blinking lights !! Oh Baby 

Dressing up the old BoB Trailer with solar lanterns and battery powered strings of lights. Below is Mr Moon growing bigger by the day. More on that later. The old BoB Trailer was a rolling bar and outlined with three separate strings of lights. Plus, the solar lanterns that casted glowing shadows throughout the dark streets of GJ Colorado. Thanx Bike Trailer 

I threw together the butterfly wings as a last minute after thought. Maybe it was the Oats Wheat And Barley talking. I figured flashy lights and wings would be the ideal combo for Glow Night. Right ??

The pregame show was a hoot and I really do enjoy adding accessories to everyones bikes. For me, Bike Night is more about the whole of the event. It is the BBQ'n or it is the costume collective or it is catching up with friends during the ride or it is simply sharing stories while unwinding after the work week. All of it brings a smile to my heart. Smilingly Happy 

This photo below was sent to me a few days later. The sender says," I think that you and The Dude know how to have fun." 

Unfortunately, this below photo would be the only capture from the evening. oops !! Between the lights and outfit, I scored a $25 gift card from Octopus Coffee. Was unaware that there was a contest and I would have thanked the judges but it wasn't until the group ride ended at Foam & Folly Brewery that I was issued the card and congratulations. So That Was Cool 

Last Friday Night Bike Night's Theme ..... Punk. So under the Full Moon conditions , last day of September , I broke out the Glow in the Dark Glue and went to town. 

I have these old brewery shirts that I never wear and figured these would be the ticket. Have glue gun, Yes. Have tinfoil, Yes. Have the free time, Not Really. So this is what I came up with for Punk Night. 

I unambiguously wrapped recycled scrapes of tinfoil around the cap of a tube of Neosporin. Used the glue gun to attach those tips to the shirt and painted on with the Glow in the Dark Glue. The downside rookie mistake was that I rushed it and didn't allow for adequate dry time. Oh Well 

The Doc Martin design ran but still recognizable. The lightning bolt all but disappeared. I did a quick touch up afterwards but still a bit disappointed. The brown shirt came out stellar!! Bow Wow Wow and Anarchy boldly shined all night. Just ran out of time to add Black Flag , Sex Pistols , Plasmatics , Dead Kennedys , and The Clash. Just Never Enough Time These Days 

Again, our one and only photo from a night filled with Shenanigans. Full Moon , Field Trip , & Bikes!! One of this best Bike Nights from the Summer of 2023. And just think, all of these rides this year were top shelf. But nothing compares to Punk Night. And That Moon 


And the downside to that four letter word. This quick job tore me up. A simple switch out of fans inside an elevator and it ate me up. These girl like soft hands are no match for sheet metal products. 

I accessed the area from the roof of the elevator car. The bid for the job returned for an are you joking $1,200.oo!??!?? This motor and original fan blade cost me $125.oo and the whole job took me maybe a full hour. Maybe 

The bummer was that I didn't even feel this slice. One of those bewildering drops of blood from where situations caught me completely off guard. Cut Me Good 

And the other real bummer is when a long time Silver Sneaker passes on. Not only was it a difficult passing for me but this would be my first Catholic Funeral Service. 

And I leave you with this last detail from wrenching and working through painful circumstances. The dryer on a 220 volt went belly up. After unplugging the dryer from the wall, I was asked to plug it back in to see if the relay switch was in operational mode or not. Didn't think too much of it but the flipping hot wire was tied into the ground wire behind the metal face plate. Just as I unscrewed the metal plate to see the Mother Board , sparks shot out like a teenage horror movie. Zapped My Thumb Good

After sparks flew, I casually said," Pretty sure I discovered the issue here." The guy that I was with felt terrible for asking me to plug the dryer back in but it is what it is. As long as the dryer works, no foul I guess. I left the dryer properly grounded and used small wire nuts on the common and hot wires. Hopefully the next guy will be pleased with me. Shock Free At Least 


  1. Ride Like The Wind While Doing Scary Things 
  2. A New Hike With Someone
  3. Research Upcoming Classes
  4. Finalize Our Halloween Plans 
  5. Keep My Head Above Water 

Thanx For Watching ,



  1. Fun times and such pretty scenery. Those cats don't look too pleased.

    1. Happy Autumn My Dear - Sending Positive Vibes Your Way


  2. Your scenery is so breath-taking. I can see why it's the perfect place to clear your head. Ah, Blogger and the dreaded comment did not publish. I have found that when it happens, if I refresh the page, it will work 2nd time out. If I write a long comment, like this one, I usually copy it before publishing. Just in case. 😉Love your butterfly costume and the spikes on the shirt. Makes me think of Nicholas Cage in Ghost Rider. Bet you were very badass.

    1. Colorado Is Gorgeous For Sure - Blogger Is A Pain And I Know That So Many Also Struggle From Time To Time - I Appreciate Your Tips And Use Them Often - The Butterflies Were Fab - Ghost Rider , Classic


  3. Muy buena selección de imágenes, la primera en vez de foto, parece una acuarela.
    Un abrazo

    1. Adoro o recurso de aquarela de desenho animado no meu telefone - Muito obrigado pela visita - Enviando vibrações positivas para você


  4. Nice post, Padre. Glad you're enjoying the days. Ouch, when I read about the live wire, I'm not a fan with messing with electricity. Glad you are busy working, especially at something you love. Have a great Rocktoeber and keep on rocking.

    1. Thanx Mr Bill - So Enjoying These Days - A Shock Will Definitely Remind You That You Are Wide Awake - Rocking The Rocktoeber For Sure - Yahooo000


  5. Sorry about the shocks and the slices, but really you look like you are having a great time. I wish we had a bike nite here! Keep on riding and sharing your gorgeous scenery!

    1. Wouldn't Call It A GR8 Time But It Is What It Is - So Wish You All Had A Bike Night Gathering There - Will Continue To Share And Thanx For Reaching Out On STRAVA My Dear - You Rock


  6. Bike night under the full moon is the best!!!!
    Keep on riding.

    1. 100% - Snow Shoeing And Biking Are Two Of The Highlights Under A Full Moon - Rock On Brother BLK


  7. Your photographs from your ride are amazing!
    Congratulations on winning the contest!
    Your bike night is a great event for sure!

    1. Every Day On A Bike Is Amazing - Have A Delightful Week There Magic


  8. Cooll festival pic!
    If you love what you do you are a winner.
    Your Bike Nights sound like a lot of fun always.
    Bloody job that - and nice last words. I once attended a catholic wedding. Down on your knees, up, down, was like sport ;-)
    Very, very cool cars.
    Cool - and blogger seems to like me again - cheers to all that!

    1. Win Win - Classic - Bike Nights Are The Best For Sure - Up & Down & Lets Have That Money - Thanx So Much For Your Continued Support