Adventure: The Rat Mobile

Joe was one of the first people I met in California. He was living in a second floor apartment in Newport Beach, raising newts. He and my wife had worked together at the PX Camera and Appliance in the early … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Movement

A lot going on out here. I don’t want to travel anymore. My wanderlust for the rest of the world has been overwhelmed by this state. There is SO MUCH here that a lifetime of free time wouldn’t even make … Read More

Adventure: Los Poblanos

So I got a chance to stay at Los Poblanos in Albuquerque. I’d heard about this place for years but never had an option until now. The idea was 2.5 days with the wifey poo poo. Just us. No plans. … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Fly

I got out to fish for the first time in a year. It wasn’t pretty. A rush job you might say. When you rush getting to nature you typically suffer from impact. Human impact. The closer you are, the easier … Read More

Adventure: Santa Fe Baldy Hike

PHOTO: JUSTIN from AUSTIN (marmot whisperer and finder of the lake) Eight hours, 3700+ feet of elevation gain, one ankle rollover with near fall(I saved it.), 12,600 top elevation with a whopping 2.4mph average speed. Now, does anyone know where … Read More

Adventure: Atlas Packs

I’m glad several folks have already commented on this post, but I was remiss is explaining that Atlas is a BRAND new company, so their site is fairly bare bones at the moment. This will change in time! If you … Read More

Yoga: Inflection

It works. Yoga is a path of sorts. Walk far enough and the thought of turning around vanishes. Yoga comes up a lot in my life.(I’m teaching a friend in about ten minutes.) Word gets out I practice and then … Read More

Adventure: Training

I made a rookie mistake. I got up and threw ingredients in my slow cooker. Red curry, coconut curry lentil stew. I turned on the slow cooker at about 7AM, so by the time I left to ride my entire … Read More

Adventure: Santa Fe Hikes

I actually did this climb several times over the past week. Close to town, steep, good trail, great views. I’ve run this before as well, but now that I’m old and sick like the soon-to-be-eaten wildabeast stumbling near the edge … Read More

Adventure: Training

Lots and lots of training. For what? I don’t know yet. Exactly. Stuff. Things. Places. Tops of things, bottoms of things and layer upon layer of what’s in the middle. Up fairly late for me, 6:45ish. Oatmeal. Coffee. Yoga. Smoothie. … Read More

Adventure: Training Miles

So I felt like crap all day. I got up in a foul mood, which hardly ever happens. Did some email for business. Then yoga, and felt great. Smoothie. Then bike but felt horrible the entire ride. I kept thinking … Read More

Adventure: California Dreaming

Nothing major here. Just a nice, simple ride. Not too much climbing. Not too much pace. More than anything, time to think. I was hungry when I left, so it was interesting to see how hard I could go, and … Read More

Adventure: Texas River Fishing

I found the bass. No, these aren’t bass. I never said I CAUGHT the bass, but I know where they are. How do I know where they are? Because I can SEE them. Crystal clear water. A river entering a … Read More

(Mis)Adventure: My Subaru Nightmare Chapter Five

Before I start this post I want to say something. I really like this car. The size, the layout, the driver position, driver visibility, size of the sunroof, ground clearance, real all-wheel-drive, etc. If you want a car like this … Read More

Adventure: Navigating the New Normal

I wrote this about ten days ago, but we’ve had a lot happen since then. I kinda feel like I should shorten the timeline, but I’ll let things play out a bit more. Apparently this is the week I go … Read More

(Mis)Adventure: My Subaru Nightmare Chapter Four

I am without my new car once again. I dropped the car at the dealership effectively “bookending” my weekend with service appointments. I felt positive. They told me the service manager at this new dealership was a “Forester Whisperer,” and … Read More

(Mis)Adventure: My Subaru Nightmare Chapter Three

Hey, you’ve had my car for two weeks. Why bother reattaching the front skid plate? It makes such a great noise banging around at highway speed…….. In the past twenty four hours I’ve spoken with TWO friends who were on … Read More

(Mis)Adventure: My Subaru Nightmare Continues…

My new car experience is now officially dead. Just got off the phone with my insurance company, and when supplying the information for my new Subaru I was asked by the agent what model I bought. I said “Forester.” She … Read More