Sunday, July 31, 2011

I Strongly Recommend the Building of a Backyard Stage

People will come.  Some will play music, some will listen and sing along, some will dance and all will  have a glorious time!

Lighting test the night before Oneidapalooza 2011

The Too Late Bluegrass Band

Evergreen Hum


A Stick Ponies Reunion with The Baker on rhythm guitar

Friends Jamming

The Holmes Twins do Cake (with a little lyrical help from the interwebz)

And when the stage isn't being used as a stage, it will be our outdoor dining room ---- after a little exterior decorating, including the contruction of a unique and artful permanent cover complete with drapey shit, and some landscaping madness. 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hmm, Mountain Biking

Even though I've lived in Colorado for almost 20 years I've never been mountain biking. It's simply never appealed to me.  But I think that might be changing.  My 10 year old went on a mountain biking trip for his best friends birthday party yesterday.  It was the first time for all the boys and evidently much fun was had.  They even rode the black diamond paths and made it without too many wipe outs.

So I have a feeling this might be a thing.  Here comes another bike!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Viva Streets - Denver's First Cyclovia! August 14

Viva Streets is a one-day celebration that’s made possible when a major Denver street is returned to the people. On August 14, LiveWell Colorado and BikeDenver will transform 23rd Avenue between City Park and Stapleton into a car-free parkway for all Denverites to enjoy. The streets will be closed to cars and will come alive with walkers, bikers, runners, strollers, hoola-hoopers, dancers, paraders, musicians, healthy food purveyors and anyone wanting to play in the streets for the day. It’s a tribute to the power of our city’s streets--to get people moving, to bring neighbors together, and to strengthen Colorado’s healthy, active culture.

There will be lots of fun, healthy activities along the route, see below:
  • Dexter St.: Yoga, Zumba, B-Cycles, Facepainter, Restrooms
  • Hudson St.: Denver Water station, Garden Demos, Restrooms
  • Kearney St: Parade 10am, Kids Bike Rodeo, Weigh & Win, Classic Bike Display, Restrooms, Volunteer HQ
  • Onieda St: Nuggest Fun Zone, LiveWell Get Movin’ Mobile, Cooking Demos, Facepainter, Jump rope Demos, Restrooms
  • Fred Thomas Park: Health screenings, cooking and exercise demos, FBI interactive truck
  • Along the route: Food trucks, bike mechanics, helpful volunteers
What is a “Ciclovia”?
This type of event is traditionally called a “ciclovia,” a Spanish term meaning “bike parkway,” but which has been adopted recently by cities across the world to describe one-day street closure events to foster physical activity and civic pride. Portland, San Francisco, Madison, New York, Los Angeles and others all hold several ciclovias each summer, attracting upwards of 25,000 people to each event. The original ciclovia was conceived in Bogata in the 1980’s as a response to traffic congestion‚ Bogota still holds a 70-mile route ciclovia each Sunday.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

How I spent my summer vacation.

The only thing, I mean the ONLY thing I dislike about Colorado is the lack of proper lakes.  So we took leave to the Midwest for some good old small town July 4th'in at a proper lake.

I spent many long hours doing this....

And eating these.....

And walking here...

And biking to here....

And around here...

And let's not forget here...

Paid homage to my daddy....

And woke each morning to this....