Hiking at Umstead

Got in another Umstead State Park Sycamore Trail hike in today.  My feet are suffering a bit, but comparing the three times I have done this hike something should be hurting with those improvements.  See this comparison at connect.garmincom   2011-05-21 Sycamore Trail Umstead S… Hiking Sun, May 22, 2011 1:44 PM 2011-04-03 Umstead Sycamore Trail Hiking Sun, Apr 3, 2011 1:32 PM 2011-02-27 Creaky Knee Hiking Club Hiking Sun, Feb 27, 2011 1:47 PM Summary Distance 6.70 mi 6.89 mi 7.20 mi Time 02:12:14 02:25:06 02:54:35 Avg Pace 19:44 min/mi 21:04 min/mi 24:13 min/mi Calories 1,991 C 1,920 C Continue reading Hiking at Umstead

Another Creaky Knee Hike and a ATT Ride

I was able to get outside a little this weekend with a Saturday ride on the American Tobacco Trail with Emily and another Creaky Knee Hiking Club event today to make it two for two on the exercise front.  The rest of my time this weekend went to watching Quinn's baseball game the Miracle League Field in Cary on Friday and trying to get this blog working again after something ate my .htaccess file.  Godaddy support said to check the DNS setup that I was not pointing to the correct server.  Sorry guys, nothing changed on that side of things. Continue reading Another Creaky Knee Hike and a ATT Ride

First Ride of the Year and Lots of Upward Basketball

It has been a busy few weeks on the photography front.  I spent two weekends shooting the kids at the First Baptist Cary Upward basketball program.  The first weekend I did a test of shooting the players as they entered through the tunnel during player introductions.  I ended up going back the second weekend and shooting them again with a background light shining on the wall behind the tunnel to kill the shadow.  I had the best results shooting at about 200th of second f16 trying to freeze the kids and give me some leeway on the focus with better Continue reading First Ride of the Year and Lots of Upward Basketball

Hey You, Take a Hike!

So I did, 7.5 miles when you count the parts to and from the car. For my first real hiking experience, I have to admit I had a great time. Even if my feet rebelled a bit on the last half. But who can complain about a couple of blisters when I know kids with EB that twist the wrong way in their chair and get twice as many. The closest thing I have ever done to hiking was a visit to Bryce and Zion national parks back in 1990. Then once while at Umstead state park a few years Continue reading Hey You, Take a Hike!