Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Man & Nature vs. Other Nature

I can't remember if I've posted this before, but it's worth it either way. Mongolian horsemen engaged in the ancient art of hunting wolves with golden eagles. The dedication it takes from these men to catch these birds and train them to hunt with their human master is awesome. If you thought there was no such thing as a badass bird, watch these giant eagles do their work.

A hundred times more real than a drunk redneck sitting in his pickup on the side of the road waiting for his dogs to chase a deer close enough to shoot at it with a shotgun.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Family Reunion III

FM3 is over and it was kick ass. Despite the weatherman's best efforts, we didn't get wet. In fact, the weather in the mountains was as close to perfect as you could ask for and we had an awesome day riding. Deal's Gap and the Cherohola Skyway were both great with nice clean runs on both of them with very little car or bagger traffic to get in the way.

Just as significantly, Jimmy took his first road trip since his wreck and other than a late start on Saturday he represented fully on his FXR. Along with the sweet riding, we mixed in a healthy dose of drunk/stoned Germans, hill people, and ruthless joke cracking. For the record, we got it on good authority that Hasslehoff is NOT a big star in Germany, despite what you may have heard. Thanks to Mo at the Kickstand Lodge for allowing us to camp there again this year and for being cool in general. Bottom line: Smokey Mountain riding rules.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hey Hey

The current Horse cover girl.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Harvest Moon

The picture sucks, but the moon was out in impressive fashion last night. Clear sky, nice and cool and the moon fat and low. Great night to hang out on the deck with the pups and enjoy life.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Backside of Beyond

I know sitting down and talking to a head shrinker helps some people to feel better, but for me it's all about two wheeled therapy. Admittedly, it doesn't give me a chance to talk about what that clown did to me at the mall when I was a kid, but fuck it. 100+ miles this evening in the backwoods cures a lot of ailments.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Free Advice

Whether you like the show or not, this is a solid bit of advice.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Return of Jimmy

After almost 3 years, Jimmy got back on a bike today. I could say an awful lot about the rough road he's taken to get on two wheels again, but I'll let the video speak for itself. It's good to have you back on the road brother, we've got a lot of miles to make up together.