Argentina Trip

January 16th, 2012

Our good friend Ned Suesse raced the Dakar this year (moto) in South America, and we decided to tag along to take a vacation. Sharing some photos from the trip! For the entire collection of photos, click here!

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Streets of Adrogué

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Train station

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Touring Puerto Madero with Chris and Ned

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Touring neighborhoods

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Epic rat tail going on behind Chris

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Breakfast at Theresita’s Bed and Breakfast

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Ad for the Dakar

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Chris with the bike

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Barfy burgers

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Ocean in Mar del Plata

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Pre race Ned and Mike

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Palace of french fries

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Buquebus terminal at Buenos Aires

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Pantsuits much?

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Renting bikes in Montevideo

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Bike along the ocean in Montevideo

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Old posters

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Air conditioners

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Cloud

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Bottled water everywhere

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Across the street from Hotel Splendido in Montevideo

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Sunset in Montevideo

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Sunset in Montevideo

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Night in Montevideo

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I got to meet my cousin from Buenos Aires! Laura, Sergio, me and Mike.

Another catch-up post

October 28th, 2011

A good record, I think we are on 6-7 months since the last post! Some stuff to share:

Double rainbow at the ice cream shop in May
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Riding the S mountain trails in Salida this past June
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Arkansas River in June
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Electric toenails in the Arkansas
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Cows stalking our campsite in June near Salida
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Bighorn sheep hanging in the parking lot at the beginning of the secret hike, June
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Ruins on the secret hike
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Ruins on the secret hike
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Textures on the secret hike
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One of my bigger spinach harvests in June
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Deer hanging out in front of the house, this is pretty rare here because of the expressway and creek
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A toad likes my yard!
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Neat hurricane lamps from an estate sale
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If you haven’t been to King’s Chef in Colorado Springs, you should go. Huevos Rancheros, gigundo.
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Heading to Gunnison again for bike riding and camping
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Me riding a scary rock.

Neat-o seat fabric in Buena Vista
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I did the incline trail a lot this summer. Google it, it is massive.
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Also made a LOT of peach pies. This one is peach lavendar
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Bought a Moka pot after our electric espresso maker exploded on me. Good espresso!
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We rode Elk Park this fall as well, a trail that goes off of Pikes Peak.
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Magic pumpkins growing out of my compost pile, in Sept.
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Fall offroading
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Rode the Monarch Crest trail at the last possible moment before snow
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Deathstorm on the way home from Monarch Crest
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Visited Chicago
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As you can see, I have also gotten lazy about resizing my images, sorry about the crazy sizes!

Catching up

May 24th, 2011

I have like 10 pages of flickr photos to catch you up on. Why is it so hard to find time to blog anymore? I blame twitter and facebook. Oh well! Lucky for you, they are all boring bike pictures/scanned retro pictures and I will only pick out a select few.

Went through some shoe boxes and found some old photos. NYE probably 2004ish? Mike, Manuel and I.
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Me with my old dog.
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Craig and Brian at Palos Hills.
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Mike doing trials as a teen.
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Is that Cyndi Lauper? No, its me on Halloween!
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Mike at Palmer Park a month or so ago:
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Bighorn sheep on a secret hike:
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Patrolled by no one.
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Shed or house or something built into the hill. Old!
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Hooded baby blanket

March 28th, 2011

Just finished a baby gift for a friend! Basically a basket weave stitch in a square, with a hood on the corner. The edging is 3 rows of simple crochet, double crochet, and then simple crochet again. White Lion brand cotton-ease.

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It makes for a nice baby burrito!

More randomness

March 25th, 2011

Working and riding and running. Not much else going on around these parts! I did redesign my portfolio site, take a look at the link on the right!

Pueblo again:
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Seven Bridges
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City from Rampart Range Road
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Awesomepizza: Roasted garlic, pepperoncini, tomato and finocionni sausage.
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Chutes trail with ice slick
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Beams of light bouncing off the peaks
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Cows blocking the way out
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Captain Jack goodness
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Winter biking

February 1st, 2011

AKA it was 73 on Friday.

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Randomness

January 20th, 2011

Downloaded a bunch of iphone photos, and thought I would share:

Sunset near Mike’s work:
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Opposite spectrum, ice-fog morning in Nebraska:
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On our drive home, we passed the place we married, on our exact date of our 6th anniversary. We decided to stop and take a few quick pictures:
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Upon our arrival to Colorado we immediately went for a long run in GOG:
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And spent some time at the range:
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Giardinera

January 11th, 2011

So you know, it came out lovely! I think next time a saltwater soak instead of vinegar, should mellow it out a bit!

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New Year’s hike

January 6th, 2011

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We decided to stretch our legs and take a hike on New Years. Headed over to Mt Cutler and did a short hike and got some nice photos. Here is some snow falling off a pine tree!

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View of the city.

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Sun coming through.

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The valley.

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Valley.

When we were in chicago I had a chance to eat at Lou Malnati’s and got a side of giardinera. Since we’ve been home I have been craving it like no one’s business and decided to make a homemade version!

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I basically mashed up a bunch of info around the internet and am crossing my fingers hoping for a good outcome.

I chopped up some cauliflower, carrots, celery, garlic and jalepenos and mixed them in a bowl, filled with white vinegar.

After sitting overnight, I sterilized some jars and filled them with the drained mixture. Topped off with half and half canola oil / white vinegar, sprinkles of celery seed powder, hot flakes, oregano and black pepper.

Hope these turn out good. I am kicking myself for forgetting to add in the olives! Doh!!

The mixture is supposed to sit for 48 hours, then will be brined enough to enjoy. The jars should last for about 3 weeks.

Chicago Xmas 2010

January 3rd, 2011

Went to visit family and some friends over the holiday. I didn’t take many pictures, but here are a few:

Features from the Chicago Christkindlmarket:
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Big faces

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Beautiful lights, I really wanted one

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Ketchup

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Shrooms

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Champagne

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Seahorses

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Nice colors

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Handpainted Polish ornament

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Ambiance

Coffee at Wishbone
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Best helmet at Jonny Sprockets
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Serious Chicago bag
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Xmas at mom’s
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