Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hike on Wild Horse Island

I went for my last hike of the season on Wild Horse Island on Sunday. I got at daybreak and the lake was very calm in the for my boat ride to the island.

The sun was just coming up as I approached the island.

I could see my shadow on that big pine tree as I hiked to the top.

There were lots of mule deer but it was hard to get a good picture of them as they stayed in the shadows. Fall is in the air.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wild Horse Island Pictures

I took a lot of pictures of Wild Horse Island in Montana this morning, but this one captured what it was like on the island looking down on Flathead Lake when the sun came up.

It pays to get up early I guess, and my old man used to drag me out of bed really early to fish here when I was a kid. Right there in the distance.. All those years ago.
Well, today is the anniversary of my father's death. Something my mom reminded me of. I'm sure he would have loved the view and the boat ride to Wild Horse Island. He would have been fishing down there though.
(the picture gets bigger if you click on it,.. of course you know this. :) It's much better large actually, so click and join me on the top of Wild Horse Island!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Centenial Trail Spokane in the Fall

It was nice after work so I came home, skipped dinner and took my bike down to the Centenial Trail (picture above) for a ride along the Spokane River. Not many chances left this fall to do anything after work. Soon it will be dark after work, and the time of darkness will set in, so I have to make the most of every minute after work these days.

While I was riding along I heard on the radio in headphones that there was a bluegrass concert not far from where I live that started in a half hour, so I jammed back home, changed and headed to the Rockin B Ranch. It was pretty sweet. I love bluegrass. I had my own rocking chair, a long neck bottle of beer and some live bluegrass. It doesn't get much better than that.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Picture of Flathead Lake

Here's a picture of Flathead Lake from this morning. Summer comes and goes really fast in Montana. You can't tell from this picture, but fall is in the air.

This picture is better seen large and it will get bigger if you click on it.  I retain all rights to my photos.  Do not use without my permission!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Spokefest photos 2010

Here are a few of my Spokefest photos for 2010. I took a lot of pictures as usual but I decided to post just a couple. It was a beautiful day for Spokefest once again. I've been on all three Spokefests and they've all been great!

This guy was riding a 1959 Schwinn Corvette, and like many old hot rods it's been modified with a derailleur hanger on the rear dropout. When he rode up on me I heard this squeaking, and I said to him, "it needs oil,.." with a smile. :) he assured me that it was the saddle that was squeaking. (I'd oil the saddle then.. I can't stand a bike that sqeaks,.) None the less it was a sweet ride and he gets bicyclelog best bike male rider award!

Here he is letting it fly! It has drum brakes of all things.

The girl on the right is riding a vintage Fuji (I think it was a Fuji anyway, as I got a brief look at the head badge) mixte frame women's road bike probably from the late 70s. No top tube and notice where the rear brake is located. She gets the 2010 bicyclelog best form award. Not only was it a really cool vintage bike that looked great with her riding it, but her attitude riding style was great as well. That bike is probably as old as she is and I think that's really cool. She told me that her bike does what it needs to do, or something lke that. There were a lot of nice bikes and fit riders on this year's Spokefest, but without question, she was getting the most out of her bike and rode with the the most style.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Farragut State Park

This morning I drove over to Farragut State Park on Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho to go kayaking. It isn't very far away and it's really nice there.

This is the view from the shorline trail down to the lake.

I beached the kayak several times. For how cheap of a kayak it is, it works great!

When I'm at Farragut State Park I just want to hike, camp, chop wood and do boy scout things..

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Bark Less

Wag more, bark less.