Archive for May, 2006

Mike the Headless Chicken

Posted: 31st May 2006 by Chris in Biking, General, Outdoors
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On the way home from Moab, we stopped in Fruita to pay homage to Mike the Headless Chicken. The ritual we performed was standard, but a little too complex to go into here. Basically, we thanked Mike for the good weather and asked for his continued blessings for this riding season. If you aren’t familiar [...]

Amassa Back – Moab

Posted: 31st May 2006 by Chris in Biking, General, Outdoors
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The last ride on the list in Moab was Amassa Back. Everyone else took off for Denver, but me and Roger hit this classic trail. The trailhead at Amassa Back is, well, horrifying. You take Kane Creek Road from town to the parking lot, then ride about a half mile to the trailhead. Then you [...]

Slickrock – Moab

Posted: 31st May 2006 by Chris in Biking, General, Outdoors
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The next trail on our agenda was Slickrock. There’s a bit of backlash regarding Slickrock in Moab. Some “shop” riders in Moab think it’s overblown and that there are much better rides. I would have to disagree. There aren’t too many places like Slickrock. The ones I’ve found that are similar riding are much shorter. [...]

Sovereign Trail – Moab

Posted: 31st May 2006 by Chris in Biking, General, Outdoors
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Our first ride in Moab was the Sovereign Trail. The camera made the trip, but the battery died on the first picture attempt, so no photographic evidence…  The trailhead is about a mile east of Highway 191 on Dalton Wells road.  Watch what vehicles you take there, we almost lost Joey’s Sentra in the dry [...]

Delicate Arch

Posted: 31st May 2006 by Chris in Biking, General, Outdoors
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Memorial Day this year included a trip to Moab. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been there and I was unsure if I could handle some of the trails. I shouldn’t have been worried. While I went a little slower, my legs remembered how to move the bike, and my handling skills were [...]

D.O.R.K.

Posted: 23rd May 2006 by Chris in Denver, General, Outdoors
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This evening, I attended a playoff game and it wasn’t an NBA game. It was a D.O.R.K. playoff game. D.O.R.K. stands for “Denver Outdoor Recreational Kickball.” It was a hoot. If you’ve never seen someone trying to beat the play at second while not spilling their beer, well, you’ve never seen a D.O.R.K. playoff game. [...]

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I went mountain biking again this weekend. I didn’t dose up, and yes the migraines came back. I almost received a cure for them. Of course, it would have been a case of the cure being worse than the disease. Some bonehead came flying down the trail into a blind corner. I had to ride [...]

Nice knowing you…

Posted: 10th May 2006 by Chris in Software, Web
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When the good folks at PHP decided to release version 5, someone should have stepped in with a baseball bat.  I’ve been trying to get an old application to run on my local box.  First error was in array_merge.  All arguments to the function have to be arrays.  Well, I hacked away for about an [...]

Matthews/Winters Park

Posted: 8th May 2006 by Chris in Biking, General
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Matthews/Winters is a short short ride. It’s also rocky as hell and has a nice little climb on the front side. I’ve been threatening to go riding for awhile, but have had other pressing matters to deal with. Now I’ve decided the pressing matter is to get back on my bike. This last weekend, I [...]