Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Last Saturday, I went to the Rapids season opener vs. the Portland Timbers. The Rapids won 3-1. I had plans to go hiking on Sunday, but I didn’t go. I couldn’t get to sleep Saturday night. It was probably 3 in the morning before I fell asleep. It wasn’t a sound sleep either. I guess I had too much excitement from the Rapids game.

The unveiling of the MLS Cup Champions banner

Colorado Flags in the Pid Army Supporters section

I'm holding up one of the poles for the Tifo display of the Denver skyline.

I'm holding up a flag in this one.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Last Sunday, I attended a Rapids Supporters party at the Celtic in downtown Denver. It was good time. We celebrated last year’s Cup win and talked optimistically about the chances of repeating. Things do look good. All the starters are returning from the Championship team, and they have improved the bench. The new season starts for the Rapids on Saturday, March 19th.

Me with the MLS Cup.

I’m in the new Rapids Season Tickets commercial.

What, you didn’t see me? It is a bit subliminal. He is a screen capture of my subliminal fame. You might recognize my dirty Rapids hat that I wear hiking a lot.

As most of my regular readers know or figured out, I often allude to music or other bits from pop culture in the title of my posts. It is usually music. Anyway, I figured with this post I would include some music from one of my favorites.

Here’s what little info I know about the EP

Works Progress Administration - 4X4
Four friends, four songs, most of a day, many tacos.

released 05 March 2011
Made by WPA
Mixed by Jerry Roe at Ed.

Glen Phillips - vocals, guitar
Jerry Roe - drums, vocals
Sebastian Steinberg - bass, vocals
Sean Watkins - vocals, guitar

Sunday, March 06, 2011


I went for short hike on Sunday. I hiked up Fremont Peak again. I did this hike last Thanksgiving; however, this time I hiked a little further since I did not have to get back for turkey. I followed the ridge east a little ways. There really wasn’t a trail; so I had to watch out for the cactus. On the way back I found a trail below the ridge that took me back to where I started. The trail was not maintained. It was overgrown. However, the trail had switchbacks. So it was definitely a man-made trail despite the Elk Duds.

View from the top of Fremont Peak

Tannner Peak on the left. Sangre de Cristo Mtns on the right. Arkansas River down below

Looking east along the ridge.

Looking back at Fremont Peak

Side trip to a view of the Bridge.