The old Black and White checkered floor in the gallery and kitchen is coming up. The last renovation project!
I did a live demo for the Small Format class of lighting their “Workplace” assignment.
Using school gear and not practicing, I always find broken things, today, the hotshoe on the D700 was not working….
Khadejeh stopped by school today and noticed the old Nikon D1x on my shelve, she wanted to know what 5 megapixels from 2001 looked like….
A great day of biking, over 3 hours of single track, most of it all to myself. I started somewhat early and did Owls Roost, Wild Turkey and Reedy Fork for 1.5 hour out, then turned around to negative split the ride backwards. My avg speed was higher than normal and I felt smooth. I added on a bit at the end before lunch!
The Taco is cleaned up, after sitting by the fire last night and a dusty day in Uwharrie (plus not having washed it for a couple of weeks) it was time.
Is there anything prettier than a new chain? After last week’s rain race, plus 3 rides this week, the chain was 100+% worn out.
A day trip to Charlotte, I bought a used bike GPS then had good a Mexican lunch before hitting the trails at Col. Francis Beatty Park. They added some fun obstacles since 7 years ago (last time I rode there)
When I got home I did my domestic chores so I can play again on Saturday, after mowing, weed whacking and chain sawing, Sam and me sat by a fire…. turns out I like Amaretto straight…..
I had planned an easy ride before my USTA tennis match and my co-worker Dhanraj wanted me to take him mountain biking, I had one goal, not to hurt him!
Tennis sucked, my partner never got in a grove, and I was hitting really well, but couldn’t carry us tonight!
I had forgot that the Racing In The Woods Wednesday night series started tonight, till I saw it on Facebook. I really like the race director, and it’s a fun series, so despite having lifted in the morning and walking at lunch, I decided to go race mountain bikes in the evening.
My race started with finding out I forgot to throw a helmet back in the truck after cleaning up from Sunday’s race, and my spare helmet was taken out to make room for camping gear, so I scrambled around to find one to use…. remember the race director? I used his!
I raced Cat 3 40+ and we had a good size field, I had a good start and was second as we climbed before the single track, I had to change my line because of walkers in the road and fell to 4th as we made the turn. 1 through 4 (me) were wheel to wheel for while, and I even moved up to third. As we neared the end of the first lap, I could feel my dead legs and was cramping in my calfs, so I let 3 and 4 by (maybe 5?) I think I held on there, we passed people, a couple came around us… who knows…. I was in the top half of the field, and maybe next week I will skip weights/walking and hydrate better. It is at Hobby Park, one of my least favorite courses, even though I have good finishes there and on Thursday. All in all
4th or 5th 6th is a good result with over an hour of exercise on my legs before the start. It is fun to be back, toeing the line again! *** Results posted, I did let 3,4, and 5 by, finished 6th. 2 minutes behind 5th and 3 mins behind the winner, tight 1-5 race! ***
Early morning at the gym. I have lost 25 pounds since March 28, today I was even able to wear my South Carolina State Mountain Bike Champion shirt I won in 2014. I always thought it was funny they got a size large for the Clydesdale winner….
Live demos and equipment issues. I never practice or use my personal equipment in my live demos, I don’t mind having problems and I talk out loud through my trouble shooting… today was a new one…. no matter what the flash was doing a full dump. I said that is not 1/128th power…. I might change my approach ; )