And So It Begins….

Day one at the new Blackwater Bike Shop.

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Fat Kid Demolition

Don’t try this at home kids! I know I make it look easy, but it takes lightning speed, precision accuracy, and 20 plus years of dedication to over-eating before your ready to crash through a wall and fall on your butt.

Spraying Helicopter

I met the guy who co-pilots this bad boy today when I stopped in Appomattox to snap a photo.  He told me that they use it to spray herbicides on forests to prevent undergrowth.  I’m not stoked about that part, but I’d sure love to take a ride in it.  I flew in a helicopter once in the Smokey Mountains, but I didn’t have a camera back then so I’ve got no pics.

Wedding Rings

Here they are, a pair of mathcing Wenge (weng-gay) wood rings for my upcoming wedding.  These are handmade from a vertical strip of wood that is steamed to facilitate the bending required.  This produces a strong ring, but more importantly, makes the grain of the wood visible all the way around.  I’m pretty stoked with how they turned out, I can’t wait to start wearing mine.  If you want one of your own just call on Frank at Stout Woodworks, he is amazing and he’ll get you straight.

Nerdy Afternoon

I spent a couple hours on Saturday afternoon ripping my computer open and putting some more RAM in.  I’m so glad my mom never flipped out when I would tear my toys apart as a kid.

Lightning

Last night we had a storm roll through that was far enough away that it wasn’t raining in our area, but the clouds were producing tons of lightning.  Perfect situation to sit my camera on a tripod, focus to infinity, and grab my remote.  Then I just tried to guess when it would strike and snap a few frames.  I got a couple shots worth posting, but I’m excited about trying again now that I’ve got an idea where to start.