Monday, November 4, 2013

a great weekend

-thursday: took the kids 'trick or treating'
instituted the 'daddy tax' and scored some peanut butter cups

-friday: went mountain bike camping with the 'wojo crew'
had a blast in michaux state forest
a little riding, a lot of good food, some booze, and lots of laughs

-saturday:  had to get home for 1:00 band practice
after that the family went to a roller derby bout in Lancaster
one of my wife's coaches was playing...   a lot of fun!

-sunday: the band played our first show at actionchurch
it was great, I haven't been on stage in a very long time
it was cool that it was in front of a lot of good friends
then I watched as my Eagles killed it
and the family did a Doctor Who marathon

a really great weekend!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

more rollin'

I've gotten out for a ride everyday this week
the most in a long time
today I had a pretty close call
as I rolled into an alley that is usually empty
I almost became a hood ornament for an SUV
i'm sure I would have looked nice
but i'm glad I didn't find out

now i'm getting prepped for the
mountain bike camping trip to michaux state forest
with the 'wojo crew'

Monday, October 28, 2013

dear bike

thank you for a nice ride this morning
I had a lovely time
I enjoyed the sunshine and cool weather
I also enjoyed all of the sights and sounds
as we journeyed together down the back roads of this little town
i'm sorry we don't get out together as much as we used to
I can really tell that I need to ride you more
'cause my pants feel a bit tighter and i'm not as happy
as when we're rolling together regularly
please know that it's not because of you
I've just had a lot going on and I haven't made the time to get out
but that will change
we will go out more often from now on
I promise

Friday, July 5, 2013

the forth turned into the fifth turned into the...

I was fully prepared to go mountain biking this morn'
but then ,while hanging out at my neighbors' house
settling in for a calm beer sipping evening
while setting off some low-grade explosives
another neighbor showed up with a cooler full of labatt blue
and said he couldn't take it home with him
and begged us to help him empty it...   the cooler
now, being the upstanding citizen that I am, almost an American hero, really
I had to help!!
it was my neighborly duty
it was my American duty

so, with one drunken, late-night email to my bros
I bowed out of the ride
luckily there's another ride in the works for tomorrow
as long as i'm not called into action this evening
I will be there
but I've gotta do what I gotta do
you know?

Saturday, June 8, 2013

it's been a long time...

...since me and trashbike rock 'n' rolled
i got out with my friend dan this morning for a ride at rocky ridge
what a great morning; kinda cool, pretty cloudy
it's rained here for the last couple of days
so the trails were sloppy and slick...   just how i like 'em
i wondered why we didn't see more bikes out
it wasn't 'till we were leaving the park that we noticed
that the trails were closed to bikes (no wonder that park worker was giving us the stink eye)
oh well, we're outlaws, that's how we roll
it felt good to be out again
what, with work and home improvements and mens' group and life
i haven't done much dirt on saturday mornings, lately
that will have to change...   'cause i liked it!
post ride recovery drink

Thursday, June 6, 2013

a couple of days of riding

i had two really nice rides this week
one was business (the library had a book i'd requested)
and one was pleasure...      well, both were pleasure
i met this really cool older guy who was out for a walk;
20-25 years older than me and still in great shape and enjoying life,
i saw a water snake while relaxing next to a creek,
i was closer to an eagle than i've ever been,
and i found a fun gravel road really close to home
'twas a good week for those who like to pedal

at my sittin' spot

the dover eagle


i needed more time to explore fully

Sunday, June 2, 2013

an 'action' packed weekend

saturday morning the 'men of action' took action
and started work on an actionchurch family member's house
we power-washed, scraped paint, drank coffee and gave each other a hard time
good times

ricky- glazing

aaron- scraping

then i had band practice with our actionchurch house band
(working name: johnny likes cupcakes)
we've only had two practices but we've learned 3 songs...
...we're pretty awesome

JLC- rocking
then sunday we had our first 'action's angels' motorcycle ride
we rode out after the church was packed into the truck
we had a nice scenic ride with just a bit of rain
then we stopped for ice cream (johnny loves ice cream)

the angels- chillin'

Friday, May 31, 2013

yard work(out)

you strap this to your back with a, 20-ish pound, dumbell in it
and push this:

around the yard

you add some monkey bars
and a dash of:

up and over the fence a bunch of times

finish with 50 push ups
and you've got yourself a workout
savage race here i come

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

blogging again

I've done this once before
and I've taken a break
and now, I have had the urge to do it again...
it was therapeutic for a bit
then it was a hassle
and now, I have had the urge to do it again...
I started a new site because
I don't feel like paying for my domain if I ain't gonna do it...
since I've been gone I've done a tough mudder
and some major-ish home improvement projects,
we surprised our kids with a disney world trip and
not a whole lot more that's much to speak of

this year I've got a savage race coming up,
i'm hoping to get some camping done,
i'd like to ride my bikes more...   i'd like to ride my age on my 40th b-day
and i'm contemplating doing the march for the fallen

that's it...   i'm glad to be back
man, I hope somebody reads this

Monday, May 27, 2013

a memorial day to remember... get it?

got up whenever this morning
and decided to go for a ride to where ever
ended up at pichot
the place was abuzz...    people everywhere
lots of people camping, kayaking, fishing
and just hanging out grillin' 'n' chillin'
it's good to see so many enjoying nature
though, a little annoying if your looking for
peace and quiet sitting in the woods by yourself
got home and grilled up some veggie burgers and taters
then the family went to see star trek...   awesome!
now i'm gonna have some homemade ice cream
what a day