Adventure: New Mexico Training

Up at 5AM for coffee. The sun just a faint tint of blue behind the Sangres. The coffee goes so fast. I want more but decide no. Some weird gluten free breakfast mix that kinda looks and tastes like oatmeal … 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

Creative: Santa Fe Postcards

Last week someone wrote a post about a brand using someone’s Instagram image, reposting, then baulking at paying when the artist who create the image went asking. Frankly, it’s a pathetic story but all too real in the photography “business” … 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

Dispatches: Nick Tauro Jr.

I met Nick Tauro Jr. online a few years ago, but we didn’t meet in person until recently when I gave a presentation for Blurb and ASMP at the University of New Mexico in the ABQ. We met online because … Read More

Creative: Random New Mexico

Covered in mud at Ojo Caliente. Fire season. You know I used to be a photographer. Yes, it’s true. I still make pictures now and then but rarely as a serious endeavor. Not that I don’t still have the spark … 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: New Mexico Training

I finally got a decent ride in. I did this same ride four years ago, pre-Lyme, on a hot day with not enough preparation. It’s only 33 miles but on that first trip up the mountain I was cramping by … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

I’m only posting this because it is so beautiful out here I can’t stand myself. This ride was nothing, but the scenery, weather and atmosphere are so interesting I find myself daydreaming of living in my truck and just spending … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Training

If you notice, this poor bugger had eaten a mouse shortly before being killed by whatever it was that killed him/her. I just did this ride for the second day in a row but forget to start Strava. Oh well. … 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

Read: Fire on the Mountain

It’s a book about New Mexico! What more do I have to say? Ranching, the government, the military, land grabs and the landscape. This book will fire you up, especially if you know anyone who has lost their home, their … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico

Give me a few days in New Mexico and I’ll make the most of it. Run(tiny), hike, fish and ride. Not to mention consume as much local stuff as humanly possible. A strange food trip for me. Eating once a … Read More

Read: 109 East Palace

In “The 505” this book has major street cred. I’d heard about it for years, but finally realized, as I was driving to go launch a mountain bike ride, that I was driving by some of the EXACT locations described … Read More

Adventure: Saint Peter’s Dome

It started while doing something else. Another hike. Through the burn. The giant, blackened burn. “Where does that road go?” We try it in the Jetta. Doable, but far more interesting via bike. Plans for Saturday change from the known … Read More

Adventure: New Mexico Earth

I stayed with a friend on this last trip. Up at 5AM everyday to get on the bike. Back by 8:30 which is 7:30 CA time, so an hour to eat, shower and get ready for the Blurb battle. Late … Read More