25 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

23 December 2012

What a beautiful day!

Playing around in the snow
A full day with Lem, Burchy, Erin, and Mr. Wo! Sarah, Casey and Timmer too!

I think even sir Nate was out 'n about tho we didn't cross tracks. Too bad. Maybe next time.

So very good to be here.

02 December 2012

November was quick!

The holiday time off was really nice. It was a great couple days of sun, though a couple were chilly.

Lem and I took the Old Man out for a ride on the American Tobacco Trail for Thanksgiving day. What a beautiful day it was 

A Thanksgiving party at the Dwyer's!




I miss Virginia!!


Mr. Coco

Friday I rode my bike to work. I mean, really its no big deal, but isn't it.? I miss some of my previous lives, where it was so easy to zip from place to place on a bike. You take it for granted. Its much more difficult when the trip is longer, the time is earlier, and you have to "look presentable"...But really?? Those are all just excuses, that I am guilty of...

Go to bed early, and you can get up early. Prep the night before, leave your clothes at work, get out of that morning routine just a little bit!!

Anymore its.... get up, do the morning routine, and jump in and be there at 8, or earlier.  For whatever reason, engineering facilities and plants are never in easily accessible areas, and as has been the case for me, located just off a pretty busy road. 

With my current gig, there's a pretty safe route, that just became open with the completion of a new bridge over a new bypass. I met a friend at work who prior to that road's closing had been riding a in a few days a week. Its about an hour trip each way from Apex to Fuquay-Varina. 

So finally, with the road open, we were excited to give it a shot! We rolled out at 6, on a chilly 32 degree morning. To get in my little time and coffee in the morning, I was up at 5. Ohhhhh I loath getting up early...but once I'm up I'm always super happy that I did....mostly because of the coffee...but it also just feels great. 

To spare you the details of the trip...really it was super nice. Rollin' out with lights, watching the sun come up, grabbing a hot shower, and sitting down to my desk with a cup of coffee....I have not felt that good sitting down to work in a long time.




And the ride home...such a great wind down from the day. And after it was all said in done, I had 30 miles in that day, and felt really great about it. I plan to do it much more!

So Saturday we made it out for a little early morning road ride, headed down to Kinston to take in the Mother Earth Brewery, and caught some good bar-b-que. SWELL!



Today I had a very swell ride at Chapel Hill with Dirty-D who showed me some of his secret stash of connecting trails around the Chapel Hill area. He then lead me to the American Tobacco Trail and I proceeded to make the trip down to home in Apex on the bike. 


Topped the weekend off at the house of a work friend rollin' out his home brews and making some more.

Lemma's birthday is tomorrow. Happy Birthday Lemma-Bean!!



14 November 2012



Was quite nice this past weekend
But now...its cold again. 
Full on darkness at 5:30...!!
That time of year.
Next week means time off. 
Cross time with the local crew on Saturday!



06 November 2012

From Kennedy Peak this past Saturday. Looking East over Luray and towards Shenandoah National Park.

01 November 2012

October!!! Always my favorite.


Lemma enjoying the festival weekend

Super clear day at the Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival. This view of the Wild Oak Trail is always my favorite.

Laura rollin' at New Light

Robbie likes difficult terrain *this trail is in the triangle?





TC and Ryan on the AT


Some of the days were just......man

With all my running around I did get to catch up with home and family quite a bit!

Brandon hooked it up for a big fun day touring the gravel roads and fireroads in the mountains of Bedford County on the eve of the East Coast's visit from the big storm. 



Yup, same bike he uses in the Angels Race

Really diggin' the leaf cover




A festival and a big tour ride
New Light is quite good
A hiking trek with old friends
Lemma got a single speed!
A wacky mountain adventure, my cross bike is really fun
Amazing temperatures and colors

November is now upon us!



16 September 2012

The END!!!

No, this is not Cambodia...pretty wild lookin' huh?

At Raven Rock State Park

Lookin' over the Cape Fear



It rained today....so??

Ladies


Autumn comes around this week.
Starting to feel a little hint of the change coming. 
Yesss...