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Cactus to clouds

The hike up the cactus to clouds trail out of Palm Springs to the top of the Palm Springs Tram was a total death hike this time. I was carrying roughly the same weight (50lbs). I had maybe an additional 5 ...

2012 workout log posted

Woo hoo!  I’ve got my workout cycle for 2012 going.  After having a cold for a couple weeks and then having a job meltdown, I’m back in business! The 2012 workout log. ...

Maybe it’s me

It’s so strange. When I wiggle the bike just right I can feel like the whole frame is oscillating. And yet, but doesn’t appear to be anything wrong. I had one of my buddies who is very good with ...

Back on a weak horse

I cannot believe how rapidly my muscle strength deteriorated after just three weeks a very intermittent training. I caught a fairly bad cold and it put me down for two weeks. I tried to push through it and ...

Bike trouble

Uh oh, I think I broke my bike.  I was going downhill just above 30mph when I went over a cover plate.  All of the sudden the forks and front wheel started wobbling wildly.  The brakes were hit and I came to ...

Riding and climbing

Over this weekend I was able to get some bike riding done, something I hadn’t done in months. It was great to get out along the coast and tear it up. Or at least try to tear it up. Bike riding is a very ...

Night in Argentina

In keeping with the theme of making sure I keep all my skills at least touched once a while, I broke out my matting kit and got this photo finally framed. This was a night in Argentina. What a night it was.. ...

Linux

No wonder Linux, Ubuntu and its I’ll have never taken off, other than in the embedded world. I’ve got a great microprocessor that it’s a brick at the moment. I’ve taken several days to ...

Dolly rev 1 performance

The dolly saw its first field action this weekend at the old mission dam in Mission Trails Regional Park. Being so tied up with filming, we didn’t take any action photos. Oops. Like most other dolly ...

Dolly action

The dolly is ready for action. And I learned to lock focus and exposure on the iPhone. Excellent! ...

Camera dolly construction

The camera dolly to make short trucks and slides is curing and will be ready for its film debut shortly. This should increase the production value of my training videos as well as the historic video series I ...

Review: Benchmade Stryker Auto

Benchmade Stryker The Short Benchmade’s Stryker Auto 9101 is a tool that you will keep and use for the rest of your life. It comes out of the box sharp and ready to cut. You will not be embarrassed to ...