Saturday, July 6, 2019

Chris Robertson Paul Reed Smith.  Coil tap humbucker + soap bar neck + three way switch did I mention Paul Reed Smith?  Did I mention two guitar amps and selected cabinets panned left and right via Line 6 HD500X amp simulator plugged between the guitar and the good stereo.  Sounds wicked with my little squire strat now.  This thick slab of PRS guitar goodness arriving next week.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Mpls Skyline 35 and 494


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Thank you Cyril Ritchard for speaking my beloved childhood memories of the Alice in Wonderland story records.  Rainy summer weeks in the MI UP cabin in the 70's,  sitting at the table,  looking out the window at the grey lake.  working on legos,  listening to the record player.  That and John Denver.  He voices of all the different characters amazingly with his British accent.  I believe that is him and his daughter on the back of my box set.

Twas brillig,  and the slithy todes did gyre and gimble in the wabe.  Something something something,  and the mome wraths outgrabe.  beware the bander-snatch my son  the claws that catch,  the jaws that bite.  I can hear it in my head

Saturday, June 8, 2019


Saturday, May 25, 2019


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Prom 2019


Friday, April 12, 2019

Mountain Bike Action Hans Rey 1992

Saturday, February 2, 2019

College 2019


CADVR 2019 Come Go With me It's so fun

You sign up for the event and the camping separately.  Camp Holiday WI is camping. CADVR 2019 is event, share my campsite?  I stayed in 177 last year and 153 the year before - you request but will be assigned.   Tent people are the one seventies sixties fifties which are good positions, event also spans 80's on both sides and 40's, and the single digits north of Night Office & Bath House - the shower house, most often used bathroom,  and best path down to the beach behind.

The event takes up the whole center swath so you easily forget when walking from tent to shower to beer that most of the campground is not part of the event and wish everyone would just shut up probably.  The green space along the road to the right of Main Lodge & Office is the beer trailer and canopy covered picnic tables / evening hang out / event check-in / Swag trailer.   Morning coffee promise has been sketchy I make my own at my picnic table but beer promise is always IPA choice.

Lodge is good quality pizza and bar food I charge many meals to my site pay at the end.  There is a town 5 minutes away small but very tourist-oriented for wealthy year round cabins and activities it's where we buy gas. Full ACE hardware with (dry!) leather gloves and chain lube.  I read and nap in the hammock and swim in the lake every day.  Please come it's fun

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Guthrie tonight Mara where are you?

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Event creation partner and facilitator Cannonshot saving his beer but falling backwards dangerously close to the horseshoe spike, he's a big guy like us imagine what could have happened. Group after-the-fact gasp 2018 photo by ADVRider founder Baldy.  I'm upper left corner.  You should come

Saturday, October 20, 2018


Friday, September 28, 2018

I had brought the little money I had on the family travel north through Canada trip in the early 80's. Metal was my only interest.  Metal on metal then specifically..  Didn't want to buy a cheap tape to play immediately,  I wanted a vinyl album to clean and record to tape but there was no choice.  sorry edit please...

Edit:  I had never heard of them before stopping at the, gas station?  It had to be a gas station, when I saw the tape,  they were obviously metal. Had to have it. Then riding in the car Walkman blowing my mind.  I remember eventually feeling confused because they were mostly very heavy but they had songs about girls too.  I know their history of gaps after key albums but I believe that confusion is why they didn't succeed more.  But I love them for it.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

1800 miles over eight days this past August including Minneapolis! + Pine River MN, Duluth MN, Iron River MI, Copper Harbor MI and Boulder Junction WI. CADVR 2018 the end of trip highlight.  Two lane highway, sand,  gravel, sandy gravel, gravely sand, dirt, mud, water. Excellent

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Gooseberry Falls above Dull Hut Duluth Smart eyes see dry rocks and logs step across stay dry and see it all.  And step under there

Friday, August 3, 2018

So Motorcycle trip next weekend.  Thinking of going north to Spider Lake area again to practice,  then  maybe slightly north again to singletrack if the big bike will fit between the trees.  Then east through DulHut to MI.  Maybe Copper Harbor up to the top...  Then down again to CADVR 2018. God I hope it doesn't rain hard again that shit was nuts especially first time there.  I'd like to rip it up more!  Jared?  Next weekend?  Trip

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Every time I'm looking for best motorcycle movies I see Fastest Indian in the results.  Watched it today now I understand why.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Last Weekend Spider Lake with Steve

You don't stop to take pictures,  these four are the only scenes I have. Twice successfully flagging Steve not to ride away before I can stop,  gloves off, get the phone out...  Hmm, I just understood the point of my GPS's camera,  should try it... Camping is easy.  Riding is great,  and there is more nearby,  we ALL have to go.  500 mile weekend.

We explicitly did this as a reconnaissance ride,  to find the trails and assess them. We rode trails both days.  Now we know it all - no, but we know the theme and can maximize trail time.  With such great accommodations so easily near by.  Three days mid-week would be ideal,  but weekend ride works too.  Let's go!