Thursday, May 27, 2010

I got out for a ride with one of or former students who is on campus helping out with end of the year shows. He has been working with us for the past month but this is only the second time we've been out for a ride. That doesn't seem right. We hung around campus hit mostly trails off the hub. Only two more weeks and then I can get out a bunch more!

Ride on!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Guess which musical we closed yesterday...

"25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is the last show of our season. It was well received by the public and a good show to end the year with. We had our graduating design student design the lights and a former student design the set. Both did a fine job. I enjoyed working with both and hope to do so again in the future.
Because of late nights, training has suffered. I've come to the understanding that true training will not pick up again until summer, which is two weeks away. It's not ideal but I'm good with that. This is just the rest I need before I start to pack on the miles it will take to be in shape for the 508.
I suppose it's a good thing I'm busy since the weather is being rather unseasonal. It's been pretty chilly here on the hill and yesterday it snowed off and on all day. Graduation, which takes place in the outdoor amphitheater, is only 12 days away. A day that we're usually thinking about hydration, now we're considering what layers to sport under those robes.
Ride on!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I needed to head down to San Diego for light equipment so the girls and I took advantage. It started out with a sunrise hike along the way...
and then some time at the beach. I though I'd get a picture of something other then Chance and Lucy romping around in the surf.
Training has been light this past week, i think it'll stay that way until school is over for the year. We are already dreaming of summer, trying to figure out which way we should go to get back to WI. Thinking about friends and family we miss so much, and reminiscing about the places and roads I started my love of the bike on.
But before all of that here are shows to be done. We start tech week for the final mainstage show of our season. We have guest set designer, another one of our former students. He is doing a great job and it's fun working with him again. Also worth noting the light designer is a current student. He gets put to the test today at first tech, I can't wait to see his design in action. The person who designed the second show of the season is back designing in the dance department. Also very good to have him back on the hill. The only bad part is the three of us have only managed to get out for one ride. We have got to work on this. On of them is from Big Bear, home of the mountain stage of this years Tour of CA. The stage almost goes right past his house. If we didn't have a show on the day of the mt. stage we'd be staying at his place for sure. Oh well, watching stage racing on T.V. while sitting on your trainer is better for you.
Ride on!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

First time on a horse.

Ride on!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Got out for a ride yesterday morning. We had some stuff we had to take care of in Hemet. Bonnie and Finn drove down and I hit some single track and then the fire road down. Good for a couple of hours in the saddle.
The Yucca are marching all over the landscape

Something to think about when I cut back on running and riding.
The girls and I got out for a ran this morning on the way to school. Nothing like the smell of wet dog in the office. I think Chance will be a shop dog today.

Things are really picking up here at work. Again I'll need to be happy to just maintain my fitness.
Ride on!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Finn and I started our day with a hike with the girls. After that we headed to Hurkey Creek to watch the Idyllwild Spring Challenge. It looked well attended and Finn enjoyed cheering the racers as they passed.

After a couple of hours at Hurkey it was time to get Finn home for a nap and for me to go for a ride. I thought hitting Rouse Ridge down to Hemet and back up would be good. A view from Rouse Ridge looking back at Lake Hemet.
About 11 miles up the ridge I spotted some mt. lion tracks. Of course you only find these when you're working your tail off to go 3 miles and hour.
A look at what I got to descend after a little 12 miles of mostly climbing. It wouldn't be a spring ride without at least one snake encounter.
We're now off to see Mary in the Divide movie.
Ride on!