“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” ~ John Muir

“How to Overthrow the System: brew your own beer; kick in your Tee Vee; kill your own beef; build your own cabin and piss off the front porch whenever you bloody well feel like it.” ~Edward Abbey

"What I know of the divine sciences and Holy Scriptures, I learned in woods and fields. I have no other masters than the beeches and the oaks." ~Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~Albert Einstein

"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature." ~Socrates

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars...
~Jack Kerouac

"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race."
~H. G. Wells

Horsetooth Hike

Hey, if you haven’t noticed it’s summer out there! Time for a hike.

Forget the over-time at work, the yard work can wait, the dry cleaning doesn’t r-e-a-l-l-y have to be dropped off today… it’s time to get outside and suck in some fresh, flower-scented air.

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Wind: friend and foe

20 gusting to 35 knots… it was hard to get my enthusiasm up beyond “your kidding right?” It turned into a leg searing, grimaced faced, beautiful ride. Pros; The trails are just about empty that much wind keeps most people home, it’s a great workout, dealing with wind takes practice, mental practice. Cons; riding in granny gear straight into 25…