Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Hey y'all, it's that time again.

RadioBoise takes to the airwaves for 8 days of support-seeking, self-promoting, absolutely necessary begging so that we can keep bringing you the community-programmed music and issues that you deserve.

I'm on Tuesday 8-11pm. Call and say hi. And pledge a few bucks. We need it.

You can go here, too: www.radioboise.org.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Route

Sure, a bit of the gleam is off. But it's going to be an amazing race next year.

Friday, October 19, 2012


Great day for an afternoon ride.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Anniversary Ride

Cathy's gift to me on our 11th wedding anniversary was that I could go on a mountain bike ride, for as long as I wanted to, guilt-free.

She knows me so well.

So I headed for the Ridge Road for the first time this year, taking a circuitous route up the Aldape Pass side, and am I glad I did. I took routes I don't usually, saw some new things and felt really good. Started in the Reserve, up the road/trail by the gun club, past the dumpy shack, over Shane's, out to Rocky Canyon Road, up to the Ridge, up up up up and over to where 5 Mile Gulch hits the Ridge, and down down down.

I'd forgotten what a beautiful grind that ride up and over the summit on the Ridge Road was. I went a bit beyond my turnoff just to ride up there some more before coming back and turning downward.

I'd also forgotten how fun the descent of the top of the 5-Mile trail is. When I hit the intersection, I felt ambitious, so I turned and went back up at the Watchman Trail, which hurt a bit but was fantastic. Then I bombed it, half exhausted, all the way to town on singletrack via 3 Bears and the Reserve.

It's been a while since I've been out on the mountain bike for that long. A bit under 4 hours with stops and photos. The perfect fall ride. Thanks honey!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Big Fall

Sheezus. Is it just me, or is there more amazing new music dropping all around us over these past few weeks than we should have a right to expect?

Grizzly Bear, Flying Lotus, Sera Cahoone, The xx, Balmorhea, Matthew Dear, Tame Impala, Ty Segall, The Sea and Cake... Just take a look at that rapidly expanding Heavy Rotation list here. It's tough to keep up, but it's very exciting. And it's just the shove I need to start paying attention again.

Anything I'm missing?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The New Machine

It's like I've been reborn.

Took my MacBook into Mac Life for some long overdue upgrading. Tripled my hard drive, doubled my RAM, brought my OS closer to current, and put the old hard drive into a case so it's now a backup. And they cleaned the sh*t out of this thing. It looks like new. Even the stickers are cleaner.

It's a little weird how excited I am about this.

I've finally caught up on loading new music to this thing, so I feel like I'm not 6 months behind anymore. I can put pictures on it. Maybe even watch a video.

And it is SO. FAST.

I forgot how fun a new machine can be. This reminds me.