Sunday mornings, winter.

January 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Sunday mornings, winter., originally uploaded by thelastbard.

Sunday mornings, winter.


2011 is here? Already?

January 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’m embarrassed to say/type this, but it’s been nearly four months since I last posted.  What surprises me the most is that I have a lot to share, and never seemed to find a quiet moment to sit down, collect my thoughts, and hash our a good post to sum up the end of the year. The end of my year was quite busy, so that was a contributing factor.  But I digress.

I had an epic holiday week, filled with visitors and travel and terrible road conditions and freezing temps and a special visitor and beautiful sunsets and… Well, there are so many details it seems trivial to catalog them here. But it was a good year all over: lots of goals were achieved, which, of course, led to more goal setting come the end of the year. I achieved a goal to be more discerning with my musical tastes and explore as much as I could and I feel very accomplished in that regard.

But as I write this, I’m listening to samples from the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers, so suddenly I don’t feel so expansive musically. In my defense, I had never been a huge fan of RS before, so there’s that.

So here’s part of my pledge that happens to be a left over goal from 2010 – there will be more writing. I’m hoping that writing related to work will help keep the wheels rolling into writing related to my life/travels/cycling/assorted opinions about the world.

Writing. Might be doing a bit of writing for the newspaper. I think I write that in this blog every other year or so, but it actually might come true this year. We shall see.

Summer will be over in six days.

September 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

It’s sad, really.  Not that it’s been a bad summer.  Far from it.  But summer still seems to be here and I have no desire to have it stop.  The aspen leaves are yellowing, though, the days are shorter, and my thoughts turn to mountain biking and hiking and sleeping better in cooler weather.  But I miss my fitness, I miss always being outside.  The transistion is always hard for about a month.  But this soon will change. 

I have a new job, and a new place to live, so change is really the big theme going into the new season.  But I really don’t see many downsides in all the change swirling around me.  I’m looking forward to the fall for the first time in a very long time.

On Hiatus…

June 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

It’s summer.  I’m outside.  A lot.  So the posts will be scant for the next few months.  Once the cooler weather returns, the posts should pick up a bit.

Thanks for hanging in there.

Riding Brian’s teeny tiny bike.

April 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

Goofing off before a long ride in Albuquerque. I ride a lot in Albuquerque a lot. There are many flat options there – much more than in Santa Fe. Plus, the food selection is better…

Allergies are conquered. Various body-on-the-bike complaints are addressed. Weight is dropping. The stars begin to align.

Now if I could blog more and eat less.

Snow in Spring, a blue mustang.

March 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Winter storm.

Chickadees surprised by

flakes in the wind.

Two take cover under

the rear axle of a blue


Donuts. Lots of donuts.

March 19, 2010 § Leave a comment

Well.  It would seem that posting pictures of Krispy Kreme dounuts on a blog increases page views.  Interesting.  I wonder what other photos would draw in more page views.  (Besides the obvious puppies/attractive women/free small electronics trifecta.) I’m sure there are people at Google that spend all day thinking/pouring over data sets trying to determine the same thing…

In lieu of a wordy blog post last Saturday, I went with the photos and the long bike ride in Albuquerque.  I broke out a bit in my usual Saturday routine and headed directly to the Bosque paved trail to take advantage of the fantastic early spring weather.  To my dismay, the same will not hold true for this coming Saturday.  Spring is here, but the unpredictable weather of New Mexico spring is here as well.  What does that mean?  Mid-sixty degree and sunny weather two days, followed by three days of winter storm warnings and snow and indoor trainer time.  The silver lining here is that the storms should wash the local atmosphere and give a bit of respite for me and my fellow spring allergy sufferers.  (Chamisa and oak airborne pollen counts spiked this week in the warm, calm three day stretch of wonderful weather.)

Perhaps a meandering blog post this Saturday is in order…