July 8, 2020


Race day. It rained right as I started my warmup and as I was cruising along I went down hard, the bike just slide from under me on the wet packed red clay. I crashed again on the warmup just trying to get out of the woods. I was not excited to start the race after that… but I did and settled into 4th as we entered, exited and re-entered the woods, as we did there was a sweeping turn into a bridge and I just didn’t trust my tires grip and rode off the course, falling to the back of the pack. I rode hard and got back to 5th without any more crashes as the course dried as racers rode. Don’t worry, Kali is OK.


the iPhone amazes me sometimes!

July 7, 2020


Mountain bikes and gravel roads. Trying to get in a 100 miles a week.


This is the third turtle I moved (saved?) from the road on today’s ride. The first one looked like this one, the second was a flat one that took off “running” up the middle of the road, barely caught it, and this was close to edge, but I still placed it off the road.

June 13, 2020


James, Elizabeth and me loaded up and head south. A weekend escape to hunt for fossils.


After reaching the boat launch for the Stono River we started out against the tide and after crossing the river the first thing we see is a wild pig on the shore.


and she had baby pigs!


then we headed into Hut Creek. No fossils were found on this waterway.


Do you see the alligator?


I floated right to it!


On the way back we saw two more wild pigs!


But we headed to another drainage ditch in Summerville and had success.

May 25, 2020


Woodruff Branch Falls


Swimming hole on Anthony Creek near Globe, NC


Upper Little Lost Cove Falls – This is an awesome waterfall and better hike, starting at a primitive camping spot, it’s a short hike, but the trip up and down to the waterfall requires a rope.


A snake suns itself near Linville Falls. I found two dead black snakes killed by humans… both on the trail… I hate humans sometimes!