Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Scripture of the day

Jacob 3:12 - And now, I Jacob, spake many more things unto the people of Nephi, warning them against fornication and lasciviousness, and every kind of sin, telling them the awful consequences of them. 



Monday, December 11, 2017

Bar Mitts to the rescue

So, my Mom gave me an early Christmas gift of Bar Mitts after hearing about how cold my hands have been on the commute.  They are mittens that warp around the bike's handlebars, shielding your hands from the cold.  I used them for the first time on this morning's commute and, for the first time on my winter commute, I can honestly say that my hands were not freezing.  There was a tiny bit of cold that seemed to be breaking through but nothing like what I experienced before when I had to keep stopping and warming up my hands because they were so cold.  Bar Mitts are one of those inventions that I think - why didn't I think of that idea - I could have been rich!  Doh!! 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Antelope Island


What did the buffalo say to his son when he went to school?  Bison. 

I must say, it was rather enjoyable taking the morning off work and riding out to Antelope Island.  Because it was winter, the causeway and the Island were mostly empty.  For part of the ride, I rode in the middle of the causeway, just enjoying the thrill of being the only person on the road.  It was kind of cold but also, the air was crisp and fresh.  I wanted to get some outstanding photos of buffalo but I only ran into the two you see pictured here.  Maybe they are wintering on the south part of the Island?  








Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Frozen fingers

Yep, my hands were freezing on the commute this morning.  I really need to buy some Bar Mitts but I don't have the funds right now.  It still is a great way to start the day by getting some exercise.  I was thinking that I would be the only one on the trials today but I was so wrong as I saw multiple bike tracks on the trail going through the snow.  It looked like Fat-bike tracks.  Maybe some people were really excited for the snow and wanted to hit it with their Fat-bikes as soon as possible. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Scripture of the Day

Young David's Faith


1 Samuel 17:37 - "The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”


I think that's a particularly great scripture for me, since I probably ride on my mountain bike among wild animals all of the time. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Intense Commute this morning

First, I had to carry my bike through about a 1/2 mile of death mud.  Then, after walking all that distance the ground finally became firm enough to ride my bike.  There was a lull in the bad weather, but, when I got down into the Valley, there was a lot of sleet.  I was pretty cold.  Well, it keeps me awake on the commute at least. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Interesting thought

When we're standing on the platform waiting for the train, why do we glance down toward where the train is coming from, looking for signs of it?  It doesn't make the train come any faster. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017