Friday, July 31, 2015


Maybe, quite possibly my favorite picture of Dash yet!  Luckily for him, there are all kinds of toys to be found at my office when he comes to hang out! 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hanging with the G'parents....

 Gram's and GR's made a stop into town on their way over from Sun Valley last weekend for a quick visit to see Dash.  He clearly loves his new book!  

 And watching his dad compete in bike races.  

Not to mention being memorised by an adult beverage. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Everyday chillaxin.

 Take it easy Dash, you are already growing up way  too fast my friend!  

 Dash and Stevie have really been bonding lately.

Of course all that playing and hanging out can wear a lil dude out. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Work Wanderings

 This month I touched all the Wyoming corners for work including Big Piney, Green River, Cheyenne, Torrington, Sheridan, Worland, Douglas, Thermopolis, Lander, and back.  Easily the highlight this go around was finding the epic, epic road bike climb from Lander, WY up Sinks Canyon  into the Wind River Range.  I turned around because of time after 4,000 ft of climbing with two cars that passed me.  Unreal.  Above you can see the road coming up the canyon.

And headed into the Winds. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dash digging summer

 Dash had a good week hanging with his mom while his dad was gone for work.  Happy lil dude.  

 Summer time stoke.  

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Taken from the river looking up on the ridge.

Monday, July 20, 2015

A touch of Kiwi

 Chels had some long lost buds from New Zealand in town this past weekend.  John, MelanieMichele and Heléna.  It was great to hear some kiwi accents again.  It got both of us missing a place that we have spent a lot of time in and love, New Zealand.  The gang, after a float, with the obligatory stop off at Dornans.  Yea, it has been as cold as it looks.  Temps have been struggling to get to 70 now for the better part of two weeks.  No complaints here.  Everything is green and lush in the middle of July and fire danger is next to nothing. 

 Sure was nice to get the drifter out on the Snake. 

Dash scoping the pizza wishing he was just a bit older I think. 

 Heléna was a natural with "Baby Dash"

 It was hard saying bye to you guys!

 Hopefully we get to see you again soon in another beautiful part of this world!
Bon Voyage!!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Apple of our eyes....

 Dash seemed stoked to be back at home this week and not in his car seat for hours upon hours.  He got out to  the park a bunch.  

And loves to stop  the switching of outfits so that he gives himself all kinds of amazing head ornaments. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tuesday's Rule

Tuesday Night Ride "TNR" was pretty damn sweet this past week up in GTNP, via Kelly, Slide Lake, and Moose to Wilson. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Tahoe being Tahoe

 Being in Tahoe is awesome for us.  Old time good buds and family.  Not to mention Tahoe is such a rad place.  It only makes us wish that the distance between Tahoe and Jackson was closer!  Normally we run around all over the place seeing everyone when we are there, but this time, Chels had the wisdom to set a bbq at the lake and have everyone show up there.  It was so cool seeing the gang!  

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thanks buddy....

 Being able to cruise back to Rena and Joe's after the ride sure was a luxury!  While the rest of the participants had to either drive home and or stay a night in a hotel, I got to go back to  Dash and family in Minden, NV and spend the evening celebrating and loving Dash.  The Death Ride was a blast, hope to go back next year and do it all again.

Tired, but content!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


 The traveling lifestyle of fun continues!  This past weekend was a first for a lot of things including my first bike race, Dash's first Tahoe to Jackson in one day drive (Yep, 15 hours including time change).  More than anything, it was so awesome getting back to Tahoe to see good friends and spend time with family.  

 Rena was part of my traveling band of rooters.  As you can see, the "Death Ride" is a big race.  4,000 plus riders.  

 THanks Chels for being so understanding to all the hours away from the fam with me hanging out in spandex.  

It took me 8 hours to go up 15,000ft over 5 passes and 130 miles.  One of the first to sign the finishing banner. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


This lil dude has been hitting his stride of late.  Super happy, and can now roll over and back all on his own. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Change, yes...

All it seems people want to tell you is how much kids change your life.  Yes, Dash has changed our lives, but only in very good ways I might add!  Such as, well, July 5th, leaving for a bike ride at 5:11am!  Easy enough to do when not partying on the 4th! 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The 4th.....

 Our 4th of July was spent just as it should be, celebrating this awesome country in a beautiful place!  Dash had his first Jackson Lake experience and seemed to dig it!  

 Hat, Boardies, Sun Hoodie, check.....

 All that swimming left the lil dude tuckered out.  

 Jackson Lake is the place of fairy tales!  As you can see, it was a very busy day on the busiest day of the summer... Hmm, mid day glass on 4th of July.  Not many lakes in this country that could say the same I would imagine. 

 The Fam!  

Dash is all about toes to waist being in the water, anything more than that generally brings on complaining!

Friday, July 3, 2015


 These two are amazing together!  Bonded before day 1 and getting stronger each and every day!  Chels, you are one amazing mom!  Look at how stoked on life Dash is.  

 Here, very enthralled with willow tree leaves in the wind.  

Did you just fart or something Dash? 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Today was a good day....

 Summer days are so awesome.  It's truly amazing what you can squeeze out of them!  I started the day off right with a dawn patrol bike ride.....

 Worked 10 hours, then....., headed out into the Gros Ventures with my buddy Nate and shredded some dirt until the sun went down.  Nate got a moto this summer, and no surprise, is fully hooked!  It has been so fun to see him progress in such a little amount of time.  He has all the right attributes...., a good attitude and a willingness to dust himself off when you fall!  It is such a highly addictive sport.  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lil Helper

Dash has become quite  the regular at my office.  He swings by pretty close to daily to say whats up, hang with me while his mom goes to yoga, and, well, work on sitting up!