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300 Miles

Felt on the Smoky

Today I reached a new high water mark in terms of number of miles cycled in a month. I made it to 300 miles! This is especially encouraging this year, as my total mileage for the year is down compared to past years. I cemented the deal with one of my favorite rides, down to…

Lawrence River Trails Bike Ride

Lawrence River Trails

I finally rode the Lawrence River Trails mountain bike route, and it was a blast! I’ve never ridden a mountain bike trail quite like this one. It’s true, I haven’t ridden very many mountain bike trails at all, but this one is almost picture perfect! To quote the Kansas Cyclist, it’s got: The trail consists…

Prairie Spirit Trail Ride July 2014

Prairie Spirit Trail, Downtown Garnett

I had the opportunity to ride the Prairie Spirit Trail earlier today. I rode from Garnett north to Princeton, a distance of just over 15 miles. It was a cool, cloudy day, with some nice cloud formations and only a slight breeze from the south. I took a few photos along the way, and my…

Space Aliens?

Walnut Caterpillar Larvae

Or just Walnut Caterpillars? If you believe the linked to article, the images below are of Walnut Caterpillars, not Space Aliens. But then, you would expect Space Aliens to plant this kind of info in order to mislead us, so who knows? In any case these Space Aliens, I mean Walnut Caterpillars are the strangest…

Networking Remains a Mystery

Further evidence I just don’t get networking. I replaced my home router* and my VPN connection to work stayed up even as I moved the cable from the old to the new router. The DSL modem was not rebooted so I kept the same IP address with ATT, but I was surprised that the virtual…

Orchid Trio

Fractalius Orchid

Sheryl got a very cool looking orchid while we were in California last year. We managed to get it home safely and it’s starting to bloom, for the first time since it arrived in Kansas. Having been in a bit of a photographic slump I decided to see if I could get anything going with…

First Day of Summer

Pt Reyes trail

On the first day of summer I headed north to Point Reyes National Park intent on riding a couple of trails. Meeting only minimal traffic, I made good time and after a stop for lunch in Bolinas, it was on to Pt. Reyes. The day was a bit cool, and foggy at the coast early…