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Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend #RoundUp

Memorial Day weekend is finally upon us.  Time to kick back and enjoy all of the freedoms that we are lucky enough to take advantage of.  Hitting the open road on a bicycle.  Shooting fireworks on the beach.  Camping in the great outdoors.  Swimming in the ocean or jumping off a rope swing.  Whatever your weekend adventures end up being, have fun.  Eat a hot dog, or 5.  Happy Memorial Day.  Tank Top - Jungmaven Classic Cooler - Coleman High-Five IPA - Terrapin Down to Earth IPA - 21st Amendment Beach Blanket - Almond Surfboards x Woolrich Bug Repellent - Buzz Away Knife Endura4 - Spyderco Troll Bicycle - Surly Sunglasses - Persol Cucumber & Cilantro Soap - Wary Meyers via TS

Memorial Day weekend is finally upon us.  Time to kick back and enjoy all of the freedoms that we are lucky enough to take advantage of.  Hitting the open road on a bicycle.  Shooting fireworks on the beach.  Camping in the great outdoors.  Swimming in the ocean or jumping off a rope swing.  Whatever your weekend adventures end up being, have fun.  Eat a hot dog, or 5.  Happy Memorial Day!

Tank Top - Jungmaven
Classic Cooler - Coleman
High-Five IPA - Terrapin
Down to Earth IPA - 21st Amendment
Beach Blanket - Almond Surfboards x Woolrich
Bug Repellent - Buzz Away
Knife Endura4 - Spyderco
Troll Bicycle - Surly
Sunglasses - Persol
Cucumber & Cilantro Soap - Wary Meyers via TS

#RoundUps

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Right - A Short Film of Wave Slab Fury from Oz


Absolutely insane stuff here.  Makes me nervous just watching!  The Right is a take-no-prisoners wall of water that somehow skilled riders are able to slide through.  Whoa.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Beer Review (47): 21st Amendment Brewery Down to Earth Session IPA

Brewery: 21st Amendment Brewery Beer: Session IPA | Beer Advocate Score: 86 Abv: 4.4%  This session IPA goes down easy and has a relatively low alcohol content, hence "session",  It is a light amber color and minimally frothy after the pour.  Light hop taste, but enough to coin it an IPA. I sensed a bit of citrus and sugar immediately.  Actually, this is a really nice beer and was perfect for Saturday afternoon drinking with lunch.  21st never ceases to bring a good beer to the table, so I'll continue singing their praises here.  For more IPAs, click the button below.  Happy drinking, folks!!

Brewery21st Amendment Brewery BeerSession IPA | Beer Advocate Score: 86 Abv: 4.4%

This session IPA goes down easy and has a relatively low alcohol content, hence "session",  It is a light amber color and minimally frothy after the pour.  Light hop taste, but enough to coin it an IPA. I sensed a bit of citrus and sugar immediately.  Actually, this is a really nice beer and was perfect for Saturday afternoon drinking with lunch.  21st never ceases to bring a good beer to the table, so I'll continue singing their praises here.  For more IPAs, click the button below.  Happy drinking, folks!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Striped Rugby Shirts Are Back In!


Thanks to Patagonia for bringing 'em back.  Why rugby shirts you ask?  Climbers in the 1970s loved Rugby shirts for their durability, coverage and comfort.  The Tobago Blue color (above) is my favorite out of the bunch.  What do you think?
Thanks to Patagonia for bringing 'em back.  Why rugby shirts you ask?  Climbers in the 1970s loved Rugby shirts for their durability, coverage and comfort.  The Tobago Blue color (above) is my favorite out of the bunch.  What do you think? 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mountain Bikes and Bothy Nights


Bothy – a Scottish term for refuge.

A great bit of biking film capturing beautiful and remote parts of Scotland,  Beach, mountains, snow, bogs, and everything in between.  A bit of wildlife and history snuck in as well.  The gentleman behind the camera and on the saddle:  Alastair Humphreys

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Analog Motorcycles - 1975 DUCATI GT860 "Super Scrambler Ducati"


Analog Motorcycles built a gnarly scrambler that I can't help but book mark.  The Super Scrambler Ducati has been pieced together using a Triumph Tiger front end and CB550 rotors.  The customizations on the bike are insane!  Check out Analog Motorcycles.  Also, their instagram feed is killer.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

5 Beers for Spring and Summer You Will Love

5 Beers for the Spring and Summer; 5 Beers for Spring and Summer You Will Love;As Spring rolls through and turns into Summer, the beer selections get lighter, zestier, hoppier and more delicious.      1.  St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV   This classic Belgian Tripel is rated 95 by Beer Advocate and hailed as a favorite by many.  You really can't beat a beer brewed by monks for a couple of hundred years.  They are doing something right for sure.  Let it breathe for a minute and the bready yeast notes come out.  Then the spice and citrus flavors will hit you.  Delicious.     2.  Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.  Gotta say this one is pretty hoppy.   A wheat beer with a lot of punch, perfect for cutting through the heat and cooling you off after a long bike ride to the...er...pub.  Rated 86 by Beer Advocate and is another good beer by Bell's.    3.  Sneak Attack Saison - 21st Amendment Brewery   Sweet with a subtle spiciness that hits right after the first swallow.  Pour a light yellow and is a general good beer to start the saison season off with.  Packable, comes in a can, and perfect for a camping trip.     4. Grapefruit Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company  Y'all know the Sculpin IPA is one of the best IPAs on the market and by far my favorite.  Beer advocate agrees and give is an astonishing 98 rating!  How could the Sculpin IPA get any better you ask?  Well just give it a touch of grapefruit flavor and you can die happy.    5. Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang  Pair with a big plate of cheese and unbutton your pants a lil' bit.  This one is gonna be a wild ride for your taste buds.  The perfect example of a Farmhouse Saison.  Beer advocate rates it in at 93.  This is a seriously sophisticated saison.  Spiced just right.  Smooth, crispy and it comes in a fancy big bottle too.

As Spring rolls through and turns into Summer, the beer selections get lighter, zestier, hoppier and more delicious.

1.  St. Bernardus Tripel - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
This classic Belgian Tripel is rated 95 by Beer Advocate and hailed as a favorite by many.  You really can't beat a beer brewed by monks for a couple of hundred years.  They are doing something right for sure.  Let it breathe for a minute and the bready yeast notes come out.  Then the spice and citrus flavors will hit you.  Delicious.

2.  Bell's Oberon Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Gotta say this one is pretty hoppy.   A wheat beer with a lot of punch, perfect for cutting through the heat and cooling you off after a long bike ride to the...er...pub.  Rated 86 by Beer Advocate and is another good beer by Bell's.

3.  Sneak Attack Saison - 21st Amendment Brewery 
Sweet with a subtle spiciness that hits right after the first swallow.  Pour a light yellow and is a general good beer to start the saison season off with.  Packable, comes in a can, and perfect for a camping trip.  

4. Grapefruit Sculpin IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company
Y'all know the Sculpin IPA is one of the best IPAs on the market and by far my favorite.  Beer advocate agrees and give is an astonishing 98 rating!  How could the Sculpin IPA get any better you ask?  Well just give it a touch of grapefruit flavor and you can die happy. 

5. Hennepin (Farmhouse Saison) - Brewery Ommegang
Pair with a big plate of cheese and unbutton your pants a lil' bit.  This one is gonna be a wild ride for your taste buds.  The perfect example of a Farmhouse Saison.  Beer advocate rates it in at 93.  This is a seriously sophisticated saison.  Spiced just right.  Smooth, crispy and it comes in a fancy big bottle too. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Weekend in Northeast Pennsylvania: Pond Fishing

Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.    The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.  Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.    The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.  Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.    The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.  Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.    The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.  Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.    The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.  Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!



Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.    The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.  Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.    The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.  Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.    The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.  Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.    The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.  Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.    The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.  Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.    The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.  Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.    The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.  Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.    The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.  Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.    I hope everyone had a nice weekend!

Mother Nature is remarkable.  She deserved a Mother's Day nod this weekend.  I ventured north for the weekend and spent time with family outdoors.  An elderly couple own a beautiful piece of property that we've been fishing on for years.  Though getting to the pond is a little bit of  a hike through fields, brush and uneven paths, it's worth the trouble.

The wildlife was out and about in full force around 9:00 AM when we reached the pond.  Even before my first cast out I saw a few fish jump and birds swoop in for the kill.  To the north of the pond in the forest we heard woodpeckers looking for breakfast and squirrels chasing each other in the trees.

Everyone had some sort of success fishing.  I caught a few pickerel and perch.  It was a "catch and release" kind of morning, but now that we know there are a bunch of keepers in there, we'll be back.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend!