Friday, May 21, 2010

4.0 in Shreducation.

A ski and snowboard documentary made by Montana State University film students about balancing snow sports and school work...or Shreducation!
Edited Directed and Filmed by
Steve Popovich and Daniel Gibeau

Martin Sexton at the Ogden, Denver Colorado

Nell (Nell's surprises are always the best!) and I saw Martin Sexton last night a the Ogden Theater in Denver, Colorado.

First off, Martin and his Band Killed! It was a great show and we had a blast!
After seeing Martin Sexton everytime he has come to Colorado(Boulder, Denver) the last 5 years, I have to say, this show is what I've been waiting for. Don't get me wrong, I love the classic shows where it is just Marty, a guitar, a microphone, and we leave saying, "wow, I can't believe that much sound can come out of one dude"... but I always wished I could hear the full sound and experience the show that he brings with a live band backing him. Well Last night he delivered.
First thing I thought about half way through the show was, "Wow, He never plays these songs." The second was, "Man, he sounds great! Polished, strong, and fresh."

This was the first time I looked at Martin Sexton and instead of seeing kind of a struggling folk musician from Syracuse, NY living from show to show as he drives his VW Bus across the country (all in my head, I know), I saw Rock-Star Martin Sexton that has finally paid his dues and is now ready to kick your ass with a tight band and even louder mouth. He has quite possibly the strongest singing voice I've ever heard..last night it was like a canon he unleashed for the audience.

Martin Sexton has a new record out called "Sugarcoating".

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mountain Biking Fruita, Colorado

Some of our favorite rides in the Book Cliff area. These are ride in-ride out from the campgrounds, Fruita goodness!:

Chutes and Ladders
Whoa! Smooth singletrack with very little effort required. The trail gradually makes its way up to the bookcliffs. At the cliffs, you'll see why this trail is called chutes and ladders. A few nice drops...
Joe's Ridge
Smooth and often challenging singletrack that climbs up to the ridge and the skirts along the top of the ridge with some cool views and steep descents. A thrilling ride anytime, but icing on the cake when ridden in conjunction with Prime Cut and/or The Kessel Run.
Kessel Run
Sweet fast singletrack that you can ride after heading up Prime Cut or head up 18 Road to the Joe's/Prime Cut/Kessel Junction. The trail is narrow slalom like trail with dips and tight twisty turns. Locals say it can be used an out and back, but with the amount of people coming back down, ...
Zippety Do Dah

Zippety offers a scenic ride along with some fun, technical, and frankly some scary sections.
Prime Cut
Sweet singletrack that you can ride as an out and back, or combine it with Joe\'s Ridge, Chutes and Ladders, or the Kessell Run. Ridden as an out and back, it\'s a good gradual climb that will get you warmed up for the long downhill run back to the jeep road. This trail has something for e...