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Oh, good morning. What’s that? You want to go ride? Well, you ARE the house guest… #surlybikes #icecreamtruck #fatbike #ibikemsla

Oh, good morning. What’s that? You want to go ride? Well, you ARE the house guest… #surlybikes #icecreamtruck #fatbike #ibikemsla

A 3-for

Been out fishing a few times since my last posting, I’ve just been too lazy to get anything written. I’m also nearing my free storage limit on here, need to decide what I’m going to do about that…

Anyway…

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Chad texted me while I was at work a few Sundays ago. “Thinking of fishing for a few hours tonight, you game?” I was, (I’m still not getting specific about locations anymore, it was the Clark…

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First time at Checkpoint last night. Fun stuff #DrinkBeerRideBikes #surlybikes #moonlander #steelisreal #fatbike #MillerHighLife

First time at Checkpoint last night. Fun stuff #DrinkBeerRideBikes #surlybikes #moonlander #steelisreal #fatbike #MillerHighLife

My favorite bike got some love today. Thanks @montanapats for the #krampus fork, I owe ya. Can’t wait till this bike goes 29+ up front but, 2.4 Ardents front and rear are a good setup for now. #steelisreal #konabikes #surlybikes #unit #singlespeed #maxxis #lessgearsmorebeers

My favorite bike got some love today. Thanks @montanapats for the #krampus fork, I owe ya. Can’t wait till this bike goes 29+ up front but, 2.4 Ardents front and rear are a good setup for now. #steelisreal #konabikes #surlybikes #unit #singlespeed #maxxis #lessgearsmorebeers

Yep, it’s hot, inside and out. Quit whining. @mustgym #ibikemsla #getlostmt #MUSTFit

Yep, it’s hot, inside and out. Quit whining. @mustgym #ibikemsla #getlostmt #MUSTFit

Today, I was reminded of one of the many things I love about my job at the bike shop. Who I am is not what I do. I’ve had a crap attitude at work for a few days. My friend and coworker noticed and suggested(commanded) I take a day off. My awesome boss was cool with that, so today instead of working I fished, then hit a brewery. Even a job you love can be stressful. You need time to be yourself and do the things you love. My job allows me to do that, on a whim no less, and I’ll be forever thankful for that opportunity. Aside from being recentered(call me a hippie I don’t care), I’m pumped to get back to work. But, I’ve got two more days of vacation to enjoy. So, back to this box of wine I go. See you Saturday bike shop customers!

Two fishing trips

Monday, Matt and I headed out after I got off work for some fishing. This is the 4th time I’ve been on this creek lately. It’s come down pretty rapidly from my first outing. If this warm weather we’re having sticks around I’d bet it’s going to get down to tiny levels soon. If that’s the case, this outing makes for a nice end to this excellent early season stream.

Before I get to the pics, there…

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We got a single place setting of china for our wedding. It’s been sitting in a box, unused. We decided it’s time to just start using it. #classyasfuck #morningcoffee #marriedprotip #dontregisterforchina

We got a single place setting of china for our wedding. It’s been sitting in a box, unused. We decided it’s time to just start using it. #classyasfuck #morningcoffee #marriedprotip #dontregisterforchina

ridepdw:

Use your weekend.

ridepdw:

Use your weekend.

Accidental pic of my riding shorts pocket. #lookhowartsyiam

Accidental pic of my riding shorts pocket. #lookhowartsyiam

Helped set course for the #mslaxc Hair of the Dog #enduro today. Not a bad morning. #dawnpatrol #fatbike #surlybikes #moonlander #steelisreal #singletrack #mtb #allthehashtags

Helped set course for the #mslaxc Hair of the Dog #enduro today. Not a bad morning. #dawnpatrol #fatbike #surlybikes #moonlander #steelisreal #singletrack #mtb #allthehashtags

Didn’t make it up to the #mslaxc short Track but this is a damn fine alternative. Fire pit and snacks/wine with @shananigans06

Didn’t make it up to the #mslaxc short Track but this is a damn fine alternative. Fire pit and snacks/wine with @shananigans06

I’ve been thinking “I want an adventure” lately. I wanna do something spontaneous that results in stories to tell. Then remembered just a week ago I came face to face with a brown bear while fishing less than an hour from my front door. I’m not sure how much more adventurous things need to get to scratch that itch.

Small creeks, small trout

Got back out to the same creek as earlier in the week on Thursday. I was supposed to head up later in the afternoon with Thurston but he unfortunately had to cancel. I packed up a bit earlier and hit Rattlesnake Creek first.

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Fished a little side channel for about half an hour. The water is still pushing pretty hard out of the ‘Snake. I think it’s still a week or two from being worthwhile…

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Another great day fishing. This one cut short by a brown bear sighting. Also, pretty sure I caught my first bull trout but it wriggled out of my hand while trying to take a pic. #tenkara #daiwa #soyokaze #browntrout #cutthroat #flyfishing #tenkarabum #troutbum

Another great day fishing. This one cut short by a brown bear sighting. Also, pretty sure I caught my first bull trout but it wriggled out of my hand while trying to take a pic. #tenkara #daiwa #soyokaze #browntrout #cutthroat #flyfishing #tenkarabum #troutbum