April 27, 2023

Tacos park next to each other, it’s like our Jeep wave. Even cooler if they both have foreign plates on the front bumper. It reminds on the the time I was backing into a parking spot at a touristy spot and an older woman walked up to me and said “welcome to America” it took me a moment to process why ; )

Jan. 6, 2023

Moving day. First we had to meet Sam at the old apartment with the trouble roommates to gather the last of her stuff, luckily no one woke up and we were in and out early.

Following Sam to her new apartment, damn the Land Cruiser still looks good.

Lola is the dog she has been house sitting with. I was impressed how much my Tetris skills worked, I got a whoel 1 bedroom apartment in the back of Pongo and a small utility trailer carried a queen bed, sofa and loveseat and bookcase, everything else was in the truck. It was a long day, we left Asheboro at 7:30am and didn’t get home till 9pm. I did get a fun hike in that will be Sunday’s Backroad Capers video. In the meanTIME – Unloading Pongo timelapse below.

Jan. 5, 2023

This was a first… I have never dropped a truck off a jack, it is a scary sound, and I had just been under there. The ground was soft from the rain, and I use the floor jack on the LCA skid plate, I think one side of the jack sank and it allowed the jack to slide sideways. I normally slide the tire under the frame, but was rushing and only need to be under the truck for a second…. lesson learned.

Dec. 31, 2022

I am glad 2022 is over, it’s been a year of change and loss. I miss loved ones I lost everyday. Please let 2023 be a better year.

Last year for Christmas a friend and I decided to get Apple Watches as a training tool. This is the first time I have looked at my yearly totals.  

Cycling – 1,385 miles, mostly off-road. This was the first year in maybe 20 I didn’t race once, so I feel this total is low to normal years.

Running – 48 miles. Not much but I only started running again 6 weeks ago, so I can live with those numbers.

Walking – 106 miles. These are mostly short walks with Kodak or on my lunch break.

Hiking – 106 miles. I did the math twice, to count as a hike, it had to be in the woods and on a trail.  It’s funny the mileage was teh exact same.

Tennis – 75 hours. 

The rest – Too lazy to do the math, but climbing, weights, yoga, indoor cycling, and the other odd things I did. 

Dec. 20, 2022

A trail run in the Uwharrie National Forest and a chance for a Taco Tuesday picture.

I had live shots from a basketball tournament, shot a little with my iPhone before I cleaned it’s lens, but I liked the look.

I liked the way my shot looked, but almost feels like a green screen… Jaelen told me he had friends at other stations asking if we got a new 4k camera… I’ll take it as a compliment