Thursday, November 11, 2010

knee surgery

last Friday they performed arthroscopic knee surgery on my left knee (not left elbow).

I woke up cold and sore, but it wasn't that bad. Baby girl and the wife were glad to see me. Took it easy for a few days.

I had the surgery at gateway, right next to the Chinese cultural center.

Just three little slits into my knee. One for the camera, one to drain, and one to take the stuff out.

They gave me a prescription for the pain, but honestly mountain biking can hurt more than this.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jury Duty

I spent the day on a Jury yesterday. Wish I could say it was time well spent and that I felt I performed my civic duty, but I can't.

I'll summarize and speculate the case for you.

This couple had their forth child in five years.  The man was outside working on his motorcycle instead of helping out the woman with the newborn. This pissed her off causing an argument. She damages the bike and he tears her favorite neck-lass off her neck. He probably chucks it into the canal or a dumpster. She calls the cops and has him arrested for theft.

That was the case. Sure he was guilty but what a bunch of b.s. waste of our time. Anyway, I wish I knew what the judge decided for punishment.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I don't care what they say about it. I love Halloween. It's jut the best holiday. Weather's great and it's fun for all. Without the pressure of Christmas. Baby girl had fun.

Anyway, I also came to love those San Francisco Giants. Halloween looking uniforms to boot. Props to Major League Baseball too for allowing the athletic process to happen. If NBA commissioner Stern were running things, the Yankees would be champs again. He would make sure of it. It would have been Yankees over Philly in six.  Baseball has it right, the big markets have an advantage, but if your guys outplay the big boys, they can still win.

Well, check out the great riding available this month.

Verde Hot SpringsCamp VerdeArizonaLong RideAdvanced
Pinery Canyon LoopChiracahuaArizonaModerateIntermediate
Silver Peak LoopChiracahuaArizonaEasyBeginner
WhiteTail CreekChiracahuaArizonaToughintermediate
Thumper Trail Loop (dead horse park)CottonwoodArizonaModerateIntermediate
Mingus MountainCottonwood - JeromeArizonaAll DownhillXX Expert
Around the Peaks (cosmic soulstice race loop)FlagstaffArizonaFairly ToughBeginner
AZ trail to Walnut CanyonFlagstaffArizonaHard Rideadvanced
Dry lake hills loopFlagstaffArizonaHard WorkExpert
Elden LoopFlagstaffArizonaBiblicalExpert
Fisher PointFlagstaffArizonaComfortableBeginner
Lava Cave and Wing MtnFlagstaffArizonaEasyIntermediate
Little Bear LoopFlagstaffArizonaSerious ClimbAdvanced
Lower Oldham trailsFlagstaffArizonaNo SweatBeginner
Nordic CenterFlagstaffArizonaEasy to MediumBeginner
Observatory MesaFlagstaffArizonaWeenie rideBeginner
Rocky Ridge TrailFlagstaffArizonaHard fun workExpert
Soldiers Trail LoopFlagstaffArizonaEasyBeginner
Sunset Trail LoopFlagstaffArizonaLong ClimbExpert
Upper Oldham trailsFlagstaffArizonaHeinous climbExpert
Flag to Grand CanyonFlagstaff - Grand CanyonArizonaLong Easy RideBeginner
Flagstaff to SedonaFlagstaff - SedonaArizonalong rideAdvanced
Six Shooter CanyonGlobeArizonano whinersXX Expert
Greene Haven SlickrockGreene HavenArizonamoderateIntermediate
Arizona TrailJacob Lake to PatagoniaArizonaLong rideExpert
Badger TrailKingmanArizonadifficultAdvanced
Camp Beale LoopKingmanArizonamoderateIntermediate
Moss Wash MinesKingmanArizonaModerateIntermediate
Slaughterhouse CanyonKingmanArizonamoderateIntermediate
Valley DriveMonument ValleyArizonaModerateIntermediate
Page rimview trailPageArizonaEasyBeginner
Patagonia Ghost towns loopPatagoniaArizonalong rideNovice
260 loop - HiLine TrailPaysonArizonatoughAdvanced
Cypress ThicketPaysonArizonamoderateIntermediate
Doll Baby RanchPaysonArizonamoderateIntermediate
El Oso rdPaysonArizonatoughIntermediate
Houston MesaPaysonArizonaModerateIntermediate
Little Pine FlatPaysonArizonamoderateIntermediate
mt peely roadPaysonArizonatoughIntermediate
Rock CreekPaysonArizonaeasyBeginner
Slate Creek DividePaysonArizonatoughIntermediate
Willow Springs LakePayson - HeberArizonamoderateIntermediate
Strawberry MtnPayson - PineArizonaModerateIntermediate
Alta trail - Soutn MountainPhoenixArizonaToughExpert
Black Canyon Trail SystemPhoenixArizonaLong rideAdvanced
Bulldog Canyon - Goldfield mtnsPhoenixArizonamoderateintermediate
Coast to Coast - South MountainPhoenixArizonaVery Toughxxx expert
DESERT CLASSIC - South MountainPhoenixArizonaModerateAdvanced
Double Bypass - McDowell mtn preservePhoenixArizonatoughAdvanced
FINS (Fantasy Island North Singletrack)PhoenixArizonaModerateAdvanced
Helipad ttPhoenixArizonatoughclimb
National Trail - south mountainPhoenixArizonasevereExpert
Papago ParkPhoenixArizonaEasyBeginner
Phoenix CanalsPhoenixArizonaeasyBeginner
Phoenix Mtns Secret TrailsPhoenixArizonaAllAll
Phoenix mtns trail 100PhoenixArizonavery hard workexpert
Phoenix Mtns Trail 1APhoenixArizonaToughExpert
Phoenix mtns trail 8PhoenixArizonamoderateAdvanced
Ridgeline Loops - South MountainPhoenixArizonatoughExpert
Apache TrailPhoenix - Apache JctArizonatoughIntermediate
Lost Duchman trail loopsPhoenix - Apache JctArizonaModerateIntermediate
Lost Goldmine TrailPhoenix - Apache JctArizonaModerateAdvanced
Queen CreekPhoenix - Apache JctArizonaeasyBeginner
Silly MtnPhoenix - Apache JctArizonaModerateIntermediate
White CanyonPhoenix - Apache JctArizonaToughIntermediate
Woodbury RdPhoenix - Apache JctArizonaToughIntermediate
Devils HolePhoenix - CarefreeArizonatoughIntermediate
hombolt mtnPhoenix - CarefreeArizonadifficultIntermediate
new River HeadwatersPhoenix - CarefreeArizonamoderateIntermediate
New River MesaPhoenix - CarefreeArizonaeasyBeginner
New River WestPhoenix - CarefreeArizonamoderateadvanced
Sheep BridgePhoenix - CarefreeArizonamoderateIntermediate
Trail 4 - cave creek trail - Seven SpringsPhoenix - CarefreeArizonaDifficultExpert
Casa Grande MtnPhoenix - Casa GrandeArizonaModerateIntermediate
Area 52Phoenix - FlorenceArizonatoughAdvanced
Thunderbird park h1 - h5Phoenix - GlendaleArizonaeasyintermediate
Estrella Mtn Park (race loops)Phoenix - GoodyearArizonaGood WorkoutAdvanced
Margies CovePhoenix - GoodyearArizonaEasyBeginner
Blevins Loop - Usery parkPhoenix - MesaArizonaeasyBeginner
Cottonwood CampPhoenix - MesaArizonamoderateIntermediate
four peaksPhoenix - MesaArizonatoughIntermediate
Hawes rd - red mountainPhoenix - MesaArizonatoughadvanced
Moon Rock Loop - Usery parkPhoenix - MesaArizonaeasyBeginner
Usery PassPhoenix - MesaArizonaNo SweatAdvanced
White Tank Mountains Goat Camp LoopPhoenix - PeoriaArizonaToughExpert
White Tank Mountains Sonoran LoopPhoenix - PeoriaArizonaEasyBeginner
San Tan LoopsPhoenix - Queen CreekArizonamoderateBeginner
Cave CreekPhoenix - ScottsdaleArizonaHeap O workAdvanced
Dynamite and PimaPhoenix - ScottsdaleArizonaNot too toughIntermediate
McDowell mts Pemberton TrailPhoenix - ScottsdaleArizonamoderateBeginner
McDowell mts Race LoopsPhoenix - ScottsdaleArizonarace paceAdvanced
Sonoran Mtn PreservePhoenix - ScottsdaleArizonaToughIntermediate
Toms ThumbPhoenix - ScottsdaleArizonaToughAdvanced
Union Hills LoopPhoenix - ScottsdaleArizonaLong RideBeginner
Granite Basin LoopsPrescottArizonaeasy to difficultAdvanced
Lynx Lake LoopPrescottArizonaModerateIntermediate
Peavine trailPrescottArizonaEasyBeginner
Spruce MtnPrescottArizonawhat goes upAdvanced
Thumb Butte LoopsPrescottArizonanothing too toughAll levels
White Rock loop trailsPrescottArizonaModerateIntermediate
Wolf Creek LoopPrescottArizonaFairly EasyBeginner
Yankee Doodle trailPrescottArizonaToughAdvanced
Cunningham and Grant Hill LoopsSafford - Mt. GrahamArizonaHigh Altitude workIntermediate
Airport Mesa LoopSedonaArizonaPretty toughXXX Expert
Bell Rock LoopsSedonaArizonafairly easyBeginner
Boyton PassSedonaArizonaLong easy rollBeginner
Cathederal Rock LoopSedonaArizonaModerateAdvanced
CocksCOMB LOOPSedonaArizonamedium workBeginner
Deadmans Pass LoopSedonaArizonaModerateIntermediate
Dry CreekSedonaArizonaModerateIntermediate
Huckaby LoopSedonaArizonaHardExpert
Llama Trail LoopSedonaArizonaHardExpert
Robbers RoostSedonaArizonaeasy as pieBeginner
schnebly hill trailsSedonaArizonaa good sweatIntermediate
Secret TrailsSedonaArizonatoughAdvanced
Submarine Rock LoopSedonaArizonahard workExpert
Brown Canyon LoopSierra VistaArizonamoderateBeginner
Carr Canyon LoopSierra VistaArizonaFairly toughAdvanced
50 Year trail (the chutes)TucsonArizonaA good sweatAdvanced
Butterfly TrailTucsonArizonahard workExpert
Chiva FallsTucsonArizonatoughExpert
Cobre RidgeTucsonArizonamoderateIntermediate
Crystal Spring TrailTucsonArizonafairly hardAdvanced
Elephant HeadTucsonArizonatoughIntermediate
Fantasy IslandTucsonArizonaeasyall levels
La MilagrosaTucsonArizonatoughxxx expert
Molino BasinTucsonArizonatoughAdvanced
Peppersauce LoopTucsonArizonasevereExpert
Saguaro National Monument EastTucsonArizonaFairly EasyBeginner
Starr Pass - Yetman washTucsonArizonamoderateIntermediate
Sweetwater PreserveTucsonArizonaFairly EasyBeginner
the TortolitasTucsonArizonaeasyBeginner
Tucson MntsTucsonArizonaModerateIntermediate
Kentucky Camp Ghost TownTucson - SonoitaArizonaHigh Altitude workAdvanced
South Fork TrailWhite MtnsArizonaToughAdvanced
Sucamore Rim LoopWilliamsArizonanot for wimpsIntermediate
Gila MountainYumaArizonamoderateIntermediate
Martys Ridge to Liberty BellYumaArizonaeasyBeginner
Gabrielino TrailLos AngelesCaliforniamoderateAdvanced
Borrego dessert state parkSan DiegoCaliforniamoderateintermediate
Florida CanyonSan DiegoCaliforniaEasyBeginner
Miners Ridge TrailSan DiegoCaliforniaGood WorkoutIntermediate
Sun Devil waySan DiegoCaliforniagood workoutall levels
Anderson truck trailSan Diego - AlpineCaliforniaToughExpert
Marys LoopFruitaColoradoModerateIntermediate
Munro trailLanaiHawaiitoughintermediate
Secret TrailsMauiHawaiimoderateIntermediate
Mt HaleakalaMaui - Kula Forrest preserveHawaiiToughExpert
Aiea LoopOahuHawaiiModerateIntermediate
Kaaawa ValleyOahuHawaiiModerateBeginner
Maunawili TrailOahuHawaiimoderateadvanced
B & A trailBaltimore - AnnapolisMDEasyBeginner
Thun trailBirdsboro - PottstownPennsEasyBeginner
Lambert parkAlpineUtahmoderateall levels
Baby stepsMoabUtahmoderateAdvanced
Porcupine RimMoabUtahToughAdvanced
Slickrock trailMoabUtahdifficultExpert
Sovereign TrailMoabUtahintermediateintermediate
Gooseberry MesaZionUtahModeratIntermediate
Little CreekZion - St. George -HurricaneUtahtoughAdvanced
Greenline #6OlympiaWashingtonToughExpert
Cranberry LakeSeattle - AnacortesWashingtonmoderateIntermediate
Whistle LakeSeattle - AnacortesWashingtonDifficultExpert
Japanese GulchSeattle - MukilteoWashingtonmoderateIntermediate