Have You Wondered?

Have you wondered if you have rushed and missed things? Living in Colorado for 13 years now I first thought that skiing in the winter and mountain bike racing in the summer were the things to do. Having two weeks of “unemployment/retirement” to think about the pace of things I feel like I have overlooked a few things in my rush to race. There is so much to do in Colorado, just out my back door from the front range even that it is almost overwhelming what to do next. As I start the next chapter of the next n years I’m going to try to use these recent moments as a reminder to “take it easy and enjoy.”

#coloradonative #colorado #frontrange #rockymountains #denver #fujifilm #xt2 #hdr #iphonex #backyard #hike #housewithaview #hot #summer #parmaleegluch #pencepark

Transfer from Tumblr

As I reboot my blogging, I’ve imported my Tumblr posts. I’ll probably keep up with Tumblr through Instagram, but more detailed stories will go here.I hope to use the wordpress platform more for sharing photos as I get back into digital photography. Though I will probably share other stuff about the bike too.I imagine most of my sharing will be boring to read.

Being a Tourist for Once

 

There are things that are still good and pure in the spaces between things. #forgetbiking #gohiking #good #pure #workforit
#coloradonative #colorado #frontrange #rockymountains #denver #fujifilm #xt2 #hdr (at Herman Gulch Trailhead)

I haven’t taken much time to just look around in a long time. When we first moved to Colorado I skied in the winters as much as I could then worked a lot. Then I was racing my mountain bike which took me to awesome places I didn’t really get to take in. We’ve taken a few trips here and there, they always felt like a lot of pressure for some reason though. With time off over the past couple of weeks, I decided to be a bit random to check out some of the things in the “neighborhood”.

Even more photos here: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0oGQOeMmMeqQ9

Checking out the spaces between things

Today, checking out the spaces between things. #harderthanithought #exhausted #moretocome #legshurt #feethurt #crappybackpack #toomuchstuff #tripod #notneeded

#coloradonative #colorado #frontrange #rockymountains #denver #iphonex (at Herman Gulch Trailhead)

Photos of agony while taking in the views. I grabbed an old backpack that I could put a hydration bladder in, stuff camera gear into some padding, and packed the tripod. I didn’t need the tripod, the backpack had zero back support, just hung there from my shoulders. The hike ended up with more excruciating pain than necessary. Time to order some better camera hiking gear on Amazon!

Before the heat, but not enough!

another scorcher!

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#iamacoloradonative #colorado #frontrange #rockymountains #denver #cycling #mountainbike #mtb #bike #outdoors #di2 #hot (at William Hayden Green Mountain Open Space)

Mt. Evans impromptu​

Free time, free mind!

#coloradonative #colorado #frontrange #rockymountains #denver #mtevans #echolake (at Chicago Lakes)

It is never a good idea to “just go hike” without a little preparation. I had bad shoes, not enough water, and it was too hot out! I’m a dummy, I know better.

Dead End

My last image at SolidFire/Netapp. #lastday #forward
#coloradonative #colorado #frontrange #rockymountains #denver (at Boulder, Colorado)

My time at Solidfire has been short. It would have been three years in October 2018 but I decided to pull the plug. I feel I was sold a bit and bought it. I think my origins maybe had me thinking more progressively and optimistically about technology and all that was stifled with what I was doing, wheels spinning in mud and no one seemed to care but the other minions on my team. So time to move forward, for my own sanity’s sake. I had a good group of teammates that will continue to struggle but I am too old do that further. “Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin'” as a movie says, but I’m too young for the first part for sure and the only way out was to move ahead.

Hanging out with furball.
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#ponchothedog #muttsofinstagram #cattledoglove #cattledogmix #hugaheeler #ilovemydog #doglover #rescue #dogs #dogsofinstagram #redheeler #heelergram #heelermix #petstagram #heelersofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #doglover #heelergram (at Addenbrooke Park)

7:15am and it already HOT! The green isn’t going to last much longer.
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#iamacoloradonative #colorado #frontrange #rockymountains #denver #cycling #mountainbike #mtb #bike #outdoors #di2 #spotbrand (at William Hayden Green Mountain Open Space)

Steak Wellington #yummy
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#coloradonative #colorado #frontrange #rockymountains #denver #homechef