machine and nature

i remember getting my first mountain bike back in 98. and for the next 5 years, i had found my calling on the recreational front and the fun was epic. to be honest, it wasn’t like we were hard core about it or anything but it was definitely something you look forward to scheduling it in on the weekend. a whole day’s schedule was built around that 5 hr window when you can can ride that bike in the trails. then the kids got old and married and that 5 hour activity with the boys got squeeze real quick. move forward 14 years later and i got a NEW mountain bike with fancy disc brakes and 29 inch wheels. even though running in nature/trails had taken over for the past 5 years, it was easy to very much fall in love again with the machine. as much as i like running, sometimes it feels like a chore. you look forward to it for a physicologial/physical reason but it misses that fun factor. so i have probably taken the bike out for every 15-20 runs i do, and i wonder why i don’t have the ratio so much better! it’s only an extra 15-30 mins of prep to get the bike out in nature but that is a major obstacle when you’re constantly feeling that you don’t have enough time in the day. so i was inspired by this quasi hard core trail runner where he’s video blogging about his running experiences. i was pretty amuse by how much the voice commentary as he is experiencing made me want to remember my raw state of mind in those experiences. one day, i may have just a few clips of myself that will make me chuckle out loud. like i would be laughing at myself for the decisions/thought processes at that age. I am seeing that evolution in uma even with the very low video footage i have of her. yeah, you will be seening more of these raw voice over clips in the near future! meanwhile, this is what life on the machine in the woods look like…

DCIM101_VIRB

doesn’t matter if it’s only 15 miles per hour

DCIM101_VIRB

darkness pervails