Monday, July 19, 2010


No biking this past weekend as Cindy and I did a turbo trip to Chicago to attend the wedding of Cindy's nephew. Here are some pics:

The bride and groom took us on a trolley ride around Chicago.

I got some cool shots while hanging out of the trolley window.

This is my award winner. The old lady looks unfazed by the city. The young people walking away and the long shadows have meaning open to interpretation.

Had a lot of movie flashbacks. The Blues Brothers sent the cops to this address.

We jumped off the trolley for this shot. Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.

We bumped into the groom at the top of the Willis (Sears) Tower. He was wearing this.

That's our hotel with the pointy antenna as viewed from the top of Willis Tower.

Another movie flashback. Emulating Ferris Bueller from the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

Sitting on the 6" glass Skydeck 1353' above Wacker Drive.

Don't look down.

This is Erik looking a little wobbly. Game over, man. Haha.

Seriously, Erik and Ali are a perfect match and I believe they will be married to each other for the rest of their lives. The wedding was pretty unreal for a Colorado boy and I'm glad Cindy and I got to be there to enjoy it.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fourth of July hike

Haven't been feelin' it on the bike lately. Got sick after my last blog post and haven't fully recovered for some reason. As my hard-earned cycling fitness circles the drain, I figure I'd better get off the Laz-e-boy and do something resembling excercise so I brought Cindy over to the site of my last adventure to do some more investigating.

Didn't have to set the "F" stop for this one.

Technically we aren't supposed to be here so I photo-shopped Cindy hiking up the road to the old quarry above Queens Canyon.

Dawson Trotman was the founder of The Navigators and is now buried in a pretty choice locale.

General Palmer picked the coolest location in the Springs to build a house. If he were alive today, I'm pretty sure he'd be a mountain biker.

Of course I brought my GoPro camera and of course I made a video. Please give me 2 minutes of your life....
Glen Eyrie hike on July 4th from Alan Keeffe on Vimeo.