Monday, September 22, 2008

Helena..........part deux.

The fun in the sun doesn't always last long. Back to winter was the saying round 'here...



But we did get two days of biking in and loved the luke warm air temps on Saturday and even more so on the 10 degree cooler weather Sunday.


But even Kona could see summer giving way to the cool days and short nights ahead.

How 'bout we rewind back to Saturday for one more.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Helena Biking

Another great weekend in Helena complete with the coolest downtown in Montana.

Plus they have friendly wildlife...

Helena also has some of the best biking just off of downtown. Its hard to beat a life where you can park at a brewery or two and ride miles of perfect "Sun Valley"ish single track. You can find us there most weekends in the spring and fall.

(Who says Montana has weird weather. The above pictures was taken about an hour before the sky opened up and turned perfectly bluebird as shown in all the other pics)

Helena also is next to a really fun lake. Who is inhabited by semi redneck people who I tend to enjoy more than fake Bozeman status chasers. They remind me of what Bozeman used to be more like. I'd say cross Bozeman with Great Falls and you get Helena.

But enough bitching, this us about a great weekend.

Lake side Sunday breakfast. One of the most memorable and it only cost five dolla!

This ones for you Daphne. She sat here for an hour just watching. Sometimes I wonder what she's thinking.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Curly Lake Weekend 2008

Some times you just have to listen to your gut and know when to fold 'em.

But this isn't about that..........





I'm not sure if it was the snow or the group of three dudes bailing out of the mountains blabbing about their fingers and toes that lead me to question our motives. Sure they were idiots that left two hours too early and got nailed with weather, while I watched the weather like a hawk and found our window.




But we were here and this ride is just too god dammed good to pass up!

Plus all I see is smiles.....




On the way up to 10,000'





Top of the world ma!





Nothing says "What a Day!" like a stiff cocktail to ease the pain and a perfectly cooked steak topped with grilled onions. It tastes that much better after 25 miles and over 5,000' of brutal climbing.





All served creek side with the sound of water rushing alongside of you. And the smell of fall in the air.