Where Does the Time Go?
"Summer" is blasting away right now but you wouldn't know it by my blogging. During the summer I can typically maintain an almost once a day post. There is so much riding and what not going on that it's easy to find something to write about. This year, there is still plenty o stuff happening, there's just so much that the writing has fallen off. Too bad for you (I think) but Yay! for me.
The 4th weekend was action packed. It started off with B and I heading into the Schmid Preserve to look for mica and tourmaline. We found shit tons of mica (see pic below) and a couple large chunks of tourmaline for our efforts. Now if only my mother would have let me buy that rock tumbler when I was 10...
There was also vast amounts of riding going on (for me at least). Thursday night I hosted three of the Bathers for a sweet ride around the Schmid trails followed by bbq and bon fires. Summer staples. (now if C-dog would just send me some photos of the ride since I forgot to take any myself...)
Tom marveling at Will's v-neck
Then, on Saturday night my folks came down for more bbq/bon fire and a little bit of Nelson style croquet as well. What's Nelson style croquet you ask? It's extremely impossible wicket placements (on side hills, tree stumps etc) and exceptionally vindictive opponents (sending people into the pricker bushes was a favorite) and a lot of swearing, threat making and an occasional mallet to the junk. You know, normal stuff...
Then, on Sunday, I met up with WillC again to do a couple of loops of the Snow Bowl race course plus a sampling of the out back trails. It was an awesome ride and I can tell you one thing for sure. When you ride with someone better than you, it definitely teaches you to push harder and take WAY more risks with your riding. Good stuff again.
And then, finally, Sunday night was capped off with a shin dig at a mega house that I designed. A little bit of food, lots and lots of booze and Motor Booty Affair. Need I say more?