Thursday, June 28, 2007

Saturday's Ride

Out and back! Look at that climbing!
Diablo Lake to Mazama

This is saturday's route. Its nearly 100 miles on the dot from Diablo Lake to Mazama and back on the North Cascade Highway (SR-20) over Washington Pass. Bikely says this route has 5,500 feet of climbing to Mazama and about 4,500 feet of climbing back to Diablo call it an even 100 miles and 10,000 feet of climbing. Oh I can feel the endorpines now!

Let me know if you want to come!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Ever see the movie "Breaking Away?" Its where the Cutters (or the kids of the stone cutting/school dropout parents) in a small Indiana town go up against the "Preps" in a track race where a bike is shared between 4 (differently sized people). Well....Seattle has its own 100, called the Marymoor 100. Mostly local bike race teams dress up in costume for a race around the track. This year Byrne put together two teams; girls from Our Lady of Perpetual Motion Academy AND its flying nuns. The images are below....

We did manage to get 3rd place (our costumes limited our competitiveness) HOWEVER, we got 1st for the best costume. I think men mostly voted.

Here are the gals of OLPM academy. We were a bit naughty with hiked up skirts, overly endowed chests, hickies and low cut tops. Nice.

Okay...I had these overly/exaggerated vest (purchased from the intranet). Oddly, I got so much attention. Guys could not keep their eyes off me. It did make cycling a little challenging and now I know why us cyclists (successful ones that is) are not built in such a way. Notice the Hickie on the neck (which I forgot to wash off before dinner!).

Monday, June 18, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

2nd National Park in 3 weeks!

So my job is pretty cool. In a two week time span I've been to two of probably the most amazing national parks in the system. First Yosemite and today...Glacier National Park. Wow, the last time I was here I was 12 years old. I feld like a kid again with these big craggy mountains. Gotta love a job that takes you to the places you love...well, I created it.

Saturday, June 09, 2007


The ecological conversation and language is expanding/growing. Its a good thing. Odd, as I sit back there are project surfacing with ideas I had developing. That's also a good thing. I just read an article about Las Vegas' new cultural attraction; its a museum of sorts. "The Preserve" as it is called is located a few miles off the strip and took nearly a decade to build. I just looked at its website; amazing. The Preserve explores in two main galleries a) living the the desert, and b) living ecologically. Just maybe after all the building of simulacra on a barren landscape, Las Vegas has finally built something real. Let's hope so.