Thursday, August 19, 2010

Video of Yesterdays Flooded Sligo Creek Commute

I've seen it much worse than this but at the time I didn't have a handy HD camera.

The LHT (yeah you know me) is in need of a good scrubbing and maybe a long hug after this.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mountain Biking Hangover

After 3 days of ass kicking mountain biking in central PA, my Monday is going something like this. I'm trying to get over it so I can give you the splendiferous blogging experience that you so richly deserve; until then I'll leave you with this video of me doing a chest crushing endo.

Agranna Danna Padanna...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Something To Avoid

Having just given my 2 year old her first bike, I've taken her on several walk/rides to get her used to riding. Over all she seems to be stoked, not nearly as stoked as her slightly older friends in the hood who take to the bike much faster than her. I guess a few months and an extra inch or two of legs makes all the difference. I'm not pushing it on her in hopes that she discovers the fun at her own pace.

I received a deftly illustrated cautionary tale via my wicked awesome friend Jen over at Nom Nom Nom.
I have read this story several times just to make sure it sinks in. I must avoid anything resembling the following scenario at all costs. 

This kind of paternal buffoonery has my name written all over it.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Two Freakin' Years Old

My little spanker turned two and as I stated previously, you'll never guess what she got!

She got a shiny new Strider Bike; we'll see if this whole balance bike movement works first hand. Several things changed when she turned two and none of them are terrible (so far). Our talks are now conversations where we are both contributing. Logic is starting to make an appearance and the question "Why?" comes up often. Yes it can be annoying but at the moment it's still fun.

Changing gears, I got a package from the good folks over at Evil Cycling yesterday. 

Evil socks are a must have for today's discerning velococksman, as well as an appropriately placed sticker.

Yeah that's right, I used a semi-colon and made up the word velococksman in the same post.

Suck it Friday.

Two Bucks On The Capital Crescent Trail

I saw these guys near the end of the CCT today on the ride home. They seemed unimpressed with me and the LHT. Whatevs...

To get a better look, check them out on the Youtubes in HD.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Girl Turns Two Today

I'll give you one guess as to what I got her...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Butterflies At Brookside Gardens

Took the little one to Brookside Gardens to see the butterflies among other things. The butterfly exhibit is small but worth the visit alone.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Trees Continuing To Fall On The CCT

Since taking this picture this morning, it seems the tall tree in the top right of the frame had seen one too many bike commuters go by and decided to end it all.

I found it's body on the way home...  so sad.

Watch the skies commuters...  WATCH THE SKIES!!

Fallen Trees On The CCT

Having been off the bike for most of last week with a cold I'm only now seeing some of the damage the Capital Crescent Trail sustained from the storm last weekend, so this is probably old news to many of you.  Between Bethesda and Silver Spring there are several trees hanging over the trail like this one. It makes me wonder how many trees they will keep when the Purple Nurple shows up. I would image lots of downed trees could be problematic for a light rail system.

On a side note I thought I would mention that if you own a GoPro Hero like I do, you probably have a vast library of what I like to call "HTF?" photos like this one.

How The Fuck Does This Thing Work Again?