Monday, July 29, 2013

Huckleberry Riding

The 100+ degree temps have me wishing for something white, cold, and fluffy. Yep, I'd take snow any day over the century mark temps. So in thought coolness, I started riding my Fatback again.

Something changed when I started riding those big monster tires, I felt cooler. And once again I had a goofy grin that can only come from riding monster tires over fallen trees, on cow trails (which is my only buff singletrack around), and on dirt in general. I love my fat bikes even if they are a little slower at climbing hills.

Along the way I found some of nature's finest fruits, which made me come to a screeching halt and promptly gorged on....

Huckleberries are ripe and very sweet this year. I'll be back out later this week to pick a winter's supply for my waffles, pancakes, muffins. Yum!

There are some winds of change blowing around here...I'll know more by the end of August, so until then I'm just waiting for some snow!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Fun...

Hmmm...been busy with nearly every thing lately...

Ringing Rocks outside of Pipestone, MT (a must go to place - it's awesome):

Exploring in the Subaru:

Explorin' too far into the woods:

Gold panning with the kids and in-laws (outlaws):

Firewood cutting for the upcoming winter's warmth:

And enjoying nature while riding my bikes when ever I can:

I ride my bikes as much as possible, but not nearly as much as I'd like since I now have other priorities (they're called kids). I'm not getting fat, but I have lost much of my bike endurance and power, so now is the time for nearly anyone to kick my butt on a bike (and I will not even care). I'm sure I will gain back my fitness, however I am not really worried about it too much since I have so much fun just exploring and riding for fun at this time (racing is on the back burner for now).

I hope your summer is as good as mine!