Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's happening!

The Fort Bragg Skate Board Park is finally being built.
Just northeast of the V.Starr Aquatic Center!!

It's about time!  The kids have been waiting for two generations!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September runaway.

Ah!  September in Fort Bragg!

One hour drive later looking back at the Marine Layer.

Four hours later in the Tahoe National Forest!!

The next day I decided to hike a wee bit of the Pacific Crest Trail.  The bit between Interstate 80 and HWY 40.  Eight miles round trip.  Five hours.


The third day... standing in line at the Reno Air Races.

The Canadian Snowbirds putting on a show.

September in Reno!!

Five days and time to head for home.  Sun-burnt!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I don't know

My last post I was pondering my seventieth birthday and thinking about walking and swimming a bunch of miles to mark the occasion.   My sister thought it was a good idea if I would just take it a bit easier and my brother thought I was nuts.  They are probably both right.  This photo matches my current thinking.  Too much?  Too little?  Go this way?  Go that!

Meanwhile, I leave Wednesday for the Reno Air Races.  I am meeting my son and grandson there for several days of race watching and a lot of pit walking and gawking.  Returning (back over the Sierra) from the Races next Sunday I am thinking about checking out some of the Pacific Coast Trail.  The section through the Desolation Wilderness north of Echo Lake.  I have loaded my backpack for a seven day backpacking trip but it will depend on what the weather looks like when I get up there.  I think it is getting a bit late in the season but I won't know until I get there and talk to the Rangers.  We'll see.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Musings and observations.

Since the guy I have been walking with is gone for a week I decided to try something different.  I wanted to see if I could do seven miles this morning.  Six walking and one swimming.  I decided to walk from home to the Haul Road and hike to Virgin Creek.  Retrace my steps and continue on to the V.Star Pool, swim a mile and then go home.  Pre-planning via GMap Pedometer my total walk should be six miles.  In actuality it ended up being 6.2.  My total time to walk, swim, shower was three hours.  6:00 to 9:00.  Not bad.

The reason I did this is because I have been thinking about what I would like to do to mark my 70th birthday.  I have noticed there are one hundred days between January 1st and April 10th.  If I could "do" seven miles a day for one hundred days I would celebrate my seven hundredth mile on my birthday!!

Pretty crazy.  If I missed any days because of a cold or some other reason it would be really hard to "catch up".  Maybe I should just stay home, lay on the couch and watch Planet Earth instead.
Oops!  I don't have a tee vee.  :-)

By the way, work is underway for the Fort Bragg Skate Park!  About time!! The trees are growing along Franklin Street (top photo) and a jogger on the Trestle Bridge during this morning's walk.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day

My friend Roger asked me if I would like to bike up Big River with him.  He has an extra bike.
Well, why not!

Three hours later I now know, why not!  Walking and swimming does not prepare one's bottom for 16 miles of trail riding!!
I'm home now with my feet up waiting for the Ibuprofen to kick in!!
Sure was a beautiful ride though.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010