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While I was in Albuquerque, I took a balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders: www.rainbowryders.com/hot-air-balloon-rides-albuquerque/

It was my first balloon ride and quite an experience!
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I took the AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course with the Outdoor Adventure Club (led by +Richard Bothwell) this weekend, and it was excellent. Lots of great material, and now I feel more confident in going on backcountry skiing tours. Plus, we explored a lot of the beautiful Lassen National Park!
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I went for a nice ride along the Skyline Trail yesterday (http://www.strava.com/activities/224145499). Also, my first experiment with using my new GoPro - I excerpted a few minutes of footage at http://youtu.be/fvZGdwbsaCQ to try to show the sense of swooping along the trail which I love. 
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I did the Mt. Tam version of the Marin Century on Saturday, August 2nd (http://www.strava.com/activities/174483018). One of the fun things about the event is that in addition to the great food at the rest stops and the end, they hire professional photographers who set up along the route and take photos, and then tag them with your bike number to make them easy to find. So now I have several good photos of me on the bike and I thought I'd share. 
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I spent a week on the Big Island of Hawaii with my family in January - here are some pictures!
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Last weekend, I took an intro to backcountry skiing course with the Outdoor Adventure Club (https://outdooradventureclub.com/events/#!event/2014/12/20/intro-to-backcountry-snowboarding-or-skiing-weekend-in-lassen-national-park-12-20-21). Great experience - I had bought the equipment (skins, AT bindings, beacon, probe, shovel, backpack) at end-of-season sales last spring but hadn't used it, so it was great to have expert guides like Richard and Max to show me how to use all the gear and a group to go with. We had fun hanging out in the house, and out on the snow. Good times!
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Pictures from walking around London earlier this week. 
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The Levi's Gran Fondo ride I did on Saturday (more photos at https://plus.google.com/u/1/+EricNehrlich/posts/2qJcmaEe4Lr) had a couple photographers on the route - this was a nice shot of me at the top of the Willow Creek dirt trail. 
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I rode the Levi's Gran Fondo on Saturday - it was a great, beautiful ride up in Sonoma county, with 7000+ bicyclists participating. It had a mass start, which was a new experience for me. It was kind of stressful being surrounded by bicyclists at all times, trying to figure out if I should be passing or pulling over to be passed. I think I enjoy riding by myself more where I can just go at my own pace. 

But it was fun to have the roads closed off and have cops wave us through stop signs and traffic lights. And I definitely pushed myself harder than I do when I ride by myself - I used up everything I had in my final sprint to the finish. So I'm glad I did it, for sure. 

http://www.strava.com/activities/203371710

One other side note - I had my first flat in a while while riding. It happened towards the end of a climb and I was near the rest stop before I noticed it, so I just walked my bike in and found my tire was completely flat. I replaced the tube pretty quickly, but then had some more time to kill because they closed the road (bad accident where they had to helicopter a bicyclist out), so I started trying to patch the tube since I only had one spare, which I had just used. I put three patches on and was still finding holes in the old tube, before I gave up, and just went over to the mechanic's tent and bought a spare tube from them. 

The funny thing is that the tube blew out completely like that on pavement - I don't recall hitting anything like a pothole that would have done that, so I'm not quite sure quite how it exploded so thoroughly. Later on, I did the dirt road option for 10 miles, and worried I'd have another blowout (which is why I really wanted another spare tube to be safe), but had no issues. Bikes are weird. 
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The Flume Trail (above Lake Tahoe) is pretty!
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Looks like fun!  Hope you are doing well.
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I'm an unrepentant generalist finding my way in a world of specialists.
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    B.S. Physics, 1990 - 1994
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