Archive for July, 2007

Hitt Wash Crossing

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

30 July, 2007 Hitt Wash Santa Maria Mountains Northwest Arizona, USA The white Toyota Tacoma pickup slowly moved into the water, dipping its front wheels in gradually and proceeding until the rears were also half submerged. It paused on the river’s shelf with the water in the slack side pool lapping gently against the ...

Killer trail tree/brush saw

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

My riding buddy from Telluride, Tom Thomas, has one of these attached to his handlebars. He’s also got a killer backpack frame made up that carries a short bar Stihl chainsaw, but he says this handsaw is more useful. Tom told me that after decades of trying everything out there the CO ...

Ladies and Gentlemen

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

The crowd of 8,000 was a ten on the scale of eclectic. From the upper stratosphere of the moneyed, to the denizens of the Free Box corner, to the blue collared working class whose cowboy hats were authentic, to the fashion statement clothes horses whose cowboy hats were at best ...

My Favorite Cubs Game

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

One summer afternoon, sometime in the mid-80s, we were sitting around the kitchen table at my friend Floyd’s place. It was the 2nd story of a typical Chicago brick three flat in Wrigleyville. The back door was open, the flies were buzzing around the screen door and the rattling, clattering, ...