Monday, August 25, 2008

The Boot

Every year there is one team in Denver to take the Boot until the next year. This year, Rarebird beat out Cat Team in a strong defensive showing. Some photos here.

Cat Team in preparation:

Trent, hurling 'em:

Victorious Rarebirds:

Videos from past Boots are here: 2006 and 2007.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Visit from the parents

Current music: The Beatles - Love

My parents were in town for the past week. It was nice to see them and spend some time with them. They enjoyed our Colorado weather (sun) and riding bikes around Denver. They even joined the Denver Cruisers for a Wednesday night ride and my dad went in the Circle of Death!

More tomatoes than I can eat

Current music: The Beatles - Love

My tomato plant is yielding huge right now. I can't wait until my tomatillos start ripening up too! So much salsa and salad:

Shaun and Stacy are engaged!

Current music: Paul McCartney - Paul Is Live

Last weekend Shaun proposed to Stacy! Their blog here.

Stacy was so excited, she kissed Koura:

The happy couple:

Tonight is the Boot

Current music: Mogwai - Come on, Die Young

The DKBC playoffs were last weekend. Here are some photos (some of them might become trading cards).

Come out to the Boot (championship game) tonight, 7pm at Veteran's Field to see Rarebird take on Cat Team.

Ian making the play:

Jermaine Fail:

Sunday, August 17, 2008

DKBC Vanimals - First Place

Current music: The American Analog Set - Know By Heart

We took first! Undefeated in the Vail Kickball Classic! We beat the Blue Ballers (former Super Villians) twice! Only 4 runs were scored against us all day and we shut out three teams!

The night before:

The team and Judge's tramp stamp:

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Denver Cruisers - Rainbow

Current music: The Beatles - Love

These photos speak for themselves. More here.

Jumping outside the Ginn Mill:

Andy and the unicorn:


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Playing with the new lens

2 days ago I picked up a new lens for my camera. The Nikkor 18-200mm VRII. I love it! I took these shots today in my backyard:


Bee on a tomatillo flower:

Closeup of a bee on a tomatillo flower:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My favorite mountain bike ride

The ride from Vail to Joint Point and then the Grand Traverse is my favorite ride in Vail. Here are some shots from it today...

Do you see Shaun anywhere in this photo?

Dan at Joint Point:

Vail's Back Bowls in the summer:

More photos here.

More videos

Here are more videos from our mountain bike ride today...

- Shaun climbing down a steep rock face
- Riding the wildflowers

My favorite video of the day - Shaun and Dan riding the Grand Traverse through Vail's Sundown Bowl:

Videos from today's ride

This morning Shaun and I got up early and drove to Vail. We rode up Mill Creek road with Dan to Joint Point, over Red Benchmark Mountain, through Vail's backbowls to PHQ. From PHQ we did the Grand Traverse to Eagle's Nest, then rode down Vail's front side.

Here are some videos:
- The view from Joint Point
- Shaun climbing from Joint Point to Benchmark

More to come...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Meghan's Wedding

Current music: This Night Creeps - The Noise of Music

Wendy joined me for Meghan's wedding on Saturday evening. It was a nice, small, simple wedding at the Sunrise Amphitheater on Flagstaff Mountain just outside of Boulder.

Meg and her dad:

Meg, Matt, and Bailey:

d. Biddle - Laughter

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another Denver Alley Cat

Current music: This Night Creeps - The Noise of Music

Before Meghan and Matt's wedding yesterday I went and took photos of the Alley Cat Race which started at 3 Kings Tavern.

Jeremy a little overwhelmed with the manifest signing task:

Leaving the 20th St checkpoint:

Some people went the wrong way and encountered more than their fair share of mud:

More photos here.

Friday, August 08, 2008

MTB in Vail and EAT in Leadville

Current music: St. Vincent - Marry Me

Stacia and I drove up to Vail on Wednesday evening and I hit the dirt with Jeff and Mel the next morning. We had been planning to do a long ride on the Colorado Trail, but bailed on that because of weather.

Mel in the wildflowers:

Throwing down:

Sean's house in Leadville:

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Blingo with Brandi

Current music: Black Heart Procession - Three

Hit up Bingo with Brandi at Sputnik for the first time in a long time tonight.

Brandi passing out cards:

Allan and Brian:

Brandi calling the shots:

Monday, August 04, 2008

Stacy and Shaun's mini dinner party

Current music: The Appleseed Cast - Peregrine

Stacy and Shaun invited me over to have stuffed peppers with them and their friend Stephanie who was in from out of town. Shaun ate a lot of cheese and played with his camera, as evidenced by this photo:

Booze Cruise

Current music: Chamberlain - The Moon, My Saddle

A few weeks ago was the Annual Booze Cruise. We had a good group to roll around on bikes with. Here are a group of us boozers and cruisers at Cap City:

Friday, August 01, 2008

Garden veges

Current music: Jimmy Eat World - Clarity

A few veges from the garden... jalapeno, santa fe grande, and tomatoes:

Tomatillos are really coming along: