Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monument Valley

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Friday, February 20, 2009

raw material in to beauty and back again, Sam Furrow.

A million years ago. Billions of years ago.  Thirty years ago.  Mr Devito's Geometry class. My friend Sam Furrow did a research paper on black holes.  It was mind blowing and eye opening and spiritually enlightening. He was one of my dearest and oldest friends, and a truely profound gentleman.  I have a small group that I have know since I was a child. Jay, Tom, Cindy, Anne, and Sam.  There are many others, but this group is a core which others often come from.  Wendy, Scott. And then so many others.  
But Sam is gone now, his energy returned to the universe.  He leaves behind his beloved wife of 24 years Cindy, and so many family and friends.  There is a huge hole where he once was that now is a tear where memories flood through.  I wish I knew him better.
I've been spending time close with Aimee, we're both thinking and send our love to Cindy and to Cindy's sister Wendy and brother Scott, who were so close to Sam.  
Sam was a friend and a brother to may of us.  
Sam we will miss you, and your gifts.  I don't know if you knew how amazing you are.  Thank you Sam, Thank you.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

lucky charms

Aim and I are doing our grounding work so we can have an evening together.  Dinner at Barrio Grill.  Yum.  So, she's in her studio and I'll be studing the things that I do for a bit more.  
I had a good ride this morning. And I finally wore out my nanoraptors.  I've been riding these tires since early November.  I've been really, really riding them.  About 140 miles a week.  Not all trail, about fifty fifty.  The tread on the rear has been pretty minimal for a while and the sidewall were showing threads.  When my front tires sidewall nicked a rock this morning I decided to refresh the sneakers.  More Nano.  Like the nanos.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009


This is 24 hours in the old pueblo weekend and I get to help my racers get a final touch on their preparations.  I've been working on Rebecca and Dejay for the past few weeks.  Rebecca is really moving well, and Dejay, it's been a bit up and down, and I do believe he's dialed in for the weekend.  I'll be working with Dejay today giving him his final tune up so he can claim his crown as 24 HOP singlespeed style.  

Here's a recent painting.  Things fell together, and I gave it a break, then Aimee saw it, and was telling me how powerful it was.  So I guess it just slid together.  

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Doggy Doggy 
Lands his paws apawn me.
Wakes me up, chews my hands,
Jumps and lands upon me.

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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Oooo doggy.  That's what my friend Tom would say about busy days.  Add to that Comet has decide to make sitting at the keyboard more challenging.  He's got his Fraid Knot in is mouth and is bumming my hands and face with it.  
So I hung a show and then went to work all day.  Scooby  doo be do.  Know what, were all busy.  Especially Comet.  Here's an image of Alison Sydor.  She puts perspective on busy.  

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

My buddy Chewy fell for this painting and I'm happy to say that it is on it's way to chill or shall really freezing cold Minnesota.  Burr.  Thank you Chewy. Enjoy. 

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Monday, February 02, 2009

This painting is based on an image of Lars Boom was taken in 2008.  I guess he had to be looking over his shoulder to see what the Belgians were up to.

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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Marianne Vos is amazing.  She just keeps on winning races.  And the conditions were perfect for her this weekend at the Cyclocross World Championships.  Dry and Cold.  I was really wishing for rain because Katie Compton does so well when it's nasty.  I don't really like riding when it's nasty, and yet it is inspiring to watch those who do and can.  Katie came in third, and she's had an awesome season.  Cheers to you Katie.

It wasn't much of a day for the US mens cross team.  Oh well.  And the UCI points leader, Sven Nys came in third.  It was a day for younger riders like Niels Albert, first, and Zdenek Stybar, second.  

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