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N 0 B 76 C 0 E Jun 30, 2006 F Dec 30, 2010
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The waterfalls in the upper center of the photo form the West Gully ice climb in winter.

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The Barb on Spearhead June 2006 - Craig and I took Friday off work to have Spearhead to ourselves. Our plan worked. There was one group of 3 on the North Ridge route, but we were the only ones on the big east face all day.
The Barb ended up being 7 pitches, though a number of them are short to get nice belay spots. This counts P2 for which we unroped and scrambled. The pitches get harder as you go. The last 1.5 were over my head. It was quite desperate, I was getting tired, and the weather was coming in. Craig and I were both a bit stressed as we finished the last (and crux at 10b) pitch in threatening weather. It started to sprinkle as we began to bail down the North Ridge route and was pouring before we reached the ground. Thankfully we were as early as we were. We were actually in pretty good shape for an early storm since we got an early start, climbed at a reasonabe pace, and did a short (for Spearhead) route.

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N 0 B 39 C 0 E Dec 1, 2006 F Dec 30, 2010
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Thailand - all photos - This scrapbook contains all the photos we decided to keep. For a more-edited subset (though there's still ~350 photos, yikes!) and more documention click here.

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N 0 B 763 C 0 E Sep 6, 2006 F Dec 30, 2010
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Tour de Suisse - The 4 day Julie since when? Since 3 weeks in Honduras in 1996? Wow. Could be.
The LHT was a huge success. I love it. On the second day of the trip when I was still tired from the time change, I cycled over Col du Pillon. It's a 1200m climb from Lac L?man. After about 1000m the road steepens to 11%. My bike's fully loaded. I flipped it into the lowest gear and spun over the pass. Incredible. With the bike loaded I never felt like the high gear was too low. I still haven't taken the bike down a steep hill without bags, but I plan on doing that soon. I rode Flagstaff and Sunshine Canyon last Sunday but on my road bike with (for my first time!) clipless pedals. Oh, that's another story.
I flew in and out of Geneva. I arrived in the morning, dropped my bike box at Isabelle's apartment and pedalled out of town in the early afternoon. In a daze I cycled along the lake, entered France, walked through Yvoire, and found a fantastic place to camp on a river near Thonon-les-Bains. Oh, France, what a wonderful place!
The following day I was sad to leave France but even sadder to leave French-speaking Switzerland. The abrupt change came at Col du Pillon. In Les Diablerets it's all French. Just on the other side of the pass in Gstaad it's all German. I was afraid of this simply by looking at the names on the map. I confirmed it during my first conservation in Gstaad. I spoke French, and the person claimed not to speak any French. We continued our conversation in English. I speak no German. Of my two German phrases, sprehjer zie english? and sprehjer zie franz?sisch?, the former proved to be far more useful. In actuality I know a few more sentences, and the one I probably used the most was ich sprehjer kien deutsch.
Gstaad and Les Diablerets are situated in beautiful, high valleys. This area was the most spectacular I visited. I've added Les Diablerets to the list of places I'd like to spend a year studying French.
I pedalled through Spiez, Interlaken, Luzern on my way to Z?rich where I saw Andreas for the first time since he and Brigitte drove out of Annecy in their Mobility car two years ago. Julie and I met and Andreas and Brigitte cycle-touring in Utah in 1999. It was great fun to see him again.
I spent a few hours cycling around Z?rich on Friday. This city must have the best cycling facilities of anywhere I've ridden: lots of sign for bikes, lots of bike lanes, off-street bike paths, signals specifically for bikes, and lots of bikes. Yellow lines on the roads are for bikes; white lines are for cars. Bikes can pull up in front of cars, pick their lane (for a left turn, e.g.) and often leave before the cars on their own signal. When I gushed about the facilities, savy Swiss folks asked me if I'd been to Basel. The bike facilities there are supposed to be even better than in Z?rich. Real savy folks asked me if I'd ridden in Copenhagen, better than Basel apparently. Oh, I must go there and pedal!
Andreas and I pedalled together through the Mitteland for two days. We parted at some dot on the map called Buttisholz, and I continued on to Bern to catch the train to Lausanne for the conference. The conference went by quickly as expected. I learned a lot and realize there's a lot more to learn. GIS is becoming much more integrated in mainstream IT, mostly for the better. Ah, that's another story. Back home I gave a short presentation at work about the conference, but we need a more focused plan forward. Ugh, that job falls on my shoulders.
After raining in the morning it was sunny when I left Pascal's house on Friday afternoon. Quickly I realized I was pedalling toward a dark storm. It was storming over Geneva so I dawdled during an extended late second lunch in Morges. The following day I had a great sunny day for my last day of cycling. On the whole I had exceptionally hot and sunny weather for September. I suppose my swim in Lac L?man with Isabelle could be considered the official end of the summer.

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N 0 B 1.0K C 0 E Sep 6, 2006 F Dec 30, 2010
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This charming town was slightly off the main (bicycle) road but was totally worth the visit for a relaxing breakfast on the shore of Brienzer See.

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Tour de Suisse - The 4 day Julie since when? Since 3 weeks in Honduras in 1996? Wow. Could be.
The LHT was a huge success. I love it. On the second day of the trip when I was still tired from the time change, I cycled over Col du Pillon. It's a 1200m climb from Lac L?man. After about 1000m the road steepens to 11%. My bike's fully loaded. I flipped it into the lowest gear and spun over the pass. Incredible. With the bike loaded I never felt like the high gear was too low. I still haven't taken the bike down a steep hill without bags, but I plan on doing that soon. I rode Flagstaff and Sunshine Canyon last Sunday but on my road bike with (for my first time!) clipless pedals. Oh, that's another story.
I flew in and out of Geneva. I arrived in the morning, dropped my bike box at Isabelle's apartment and pedalled out of town in the early afternoon. In a daze I cycled along the lake, entered France, walked through Yvoire, and found a fantastic place to camp on a river near Thonon-les-Bains. Oh, France, what a wonderful place!
The following day I was sad to leave France but even sadder to leave French-speaking Switzerland. The abrupt change came at Col du Pillon. In Les Diablerets it's all French. Just on the other side of the pass in Gstaad it's all German. I was afraid of this simply by looking at the names on the map. I confirmed it during my first conservation in Gstaad. I spoke French, and the person claimed not to speak any French. We continued our conversation in English. I speak no German. Of my two German phrases, sprehjer zie english? and sprehjer zie franz?sisch?, the former proved to be far more useful. In actuality I know a few more sentences, and the one I probably used the most was ich sprehjer kien deutsch.
Gstaad and Les Diablerets are situated in beautiful, high valleys. This area was the most spectacular I visited. I've added Les Diablerets to the list of places I'd like to spend a year studying French.
I pedalled through Spiez, Interlaken, Luzern on my way to Z?rich where I saw Andreas for the first time since he and Brigitte drove out of Annecy in their Mobility car two years ago. Julie and I met and Andreas and Brigitte cycle-touring in Utah in 1999. It was great fun to see him again.
I spent a few hours cycling around Z?rich on Friday. This city must have the best cycling facilities of anywhere I've ridden: lots of sign for bikes, lots of bike lanes, off-street bike paths, signals specifically for bikes, and lots of bikes. Yellow lines on the roads are for bikes; white lines are for cars. Bikes can pull up in front of cars, pick their lane (for a left turn, e.g.) and often leave before the cars on their own signal. When I gushed about the facilities, savy Swiss folks asked me if I'd been to Basel. The bike facilities there are supposed to be even better than in Z?rich. Real savy folks asked me if I'd ridden in Copenhagen, better than Basel apparently. Oh, I must go there and pedal!
Andreas and I pedalled together through the Mitteland for two days. We parted at some dot on the map called Buttisholz, and I continued on to Bern to catch the train to Lausanne for the conference. The conference went by quickly as expected. I learned a lot and realize there's a lot more to learn. GIS is becoming much more integrated in mainstream IT, mostly for the better. Ah, that's another story. Back home I gave a short presentation at work about the conference, but we need a more focused plan forward. Ugh, that job falls on my shoulders.
After raining in the morning it was sunny when I left Pascal's house on Friday afternoon. Quickly I realized I was pedalling toward a dark storm. It was storming over Geneva so I dawdled during an extended late second lunch in Morges. The following day I had a great sunny day for my last day of cycling. On the whole I had exceptionally hot and sunny weather for September. I suppose my swim in Lac L?man with Isabelle could be considered the official end of the summer.

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N 0 B 897 C 0 E Sep 5, 2006 F Dec 30, 2010
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Tour de Suisse - The 4 day Julie since when? Since 3 weeks in Honduras in 1996? Wow. Could be.
The LHT was a huge success. I love it. On the second day of the trip when I was still tired from the time change, I cycled over Col du Pillon. It's a 1200m climb from Lac L?man. After about 1000m the road steepens to 11%. My bike's fully loaded. I flipped it into the lowest gear and spun over the pass. Incredible. With the bike loaded I never felt like the high gear was too low. I still haven't taken the bike down a steep hill without bags, but I plan on doing that soon. I rode Flagstaff and Sunshine Canyon last Sunday but on my road bike with (for my first time!) clipless pedals. Oh, that's another story.
I flew in and out of Geneva. I arrived in the morning, dropped my bike box at Isabelle's apartment and pedalled out of town in the early afternoon. In a daze I cycled along the lake, entered France, walked through Yvoire, and found a fantastic place to camp on a river near Thonon-les-Bains. Oh, France, what a wonderful place!
The following day I was sad to leave France but even sadder to leave French-speaking Switzerland. The abrupt change came at Col du Pillon. In Les Diablerets it's all French. Just on the other side of the pass in Gstaad it's all German. I was afraid of this simply by looking at the names on the map. I confirmed it during my first conservation in Gstaad. I spoke French, and the person claimed not to speak any French. We continued our conversation in English. I speak no German. Of my two German phrases, sprehjer zie english? and sprehjer zie franz?sisch?, the former proved to be far more useful. In actuality I know a few more sentences, and the one I probably used the most was ich sprehjer kien deutsch.
Gstaad and Les Diablerets are situated in beautiful, high valleys. This area was the most spectacular I visited. I've added Les Diablerets to the list of places I'd like to spend a year studying French.
I pedalled through Spiez, Interlaken, Luzern on my way to Z?rich where I saw Andreas for the first time since he and Brigitte drove out of Annecy in their Mobility car two years ago. Julie and I met and Andreas and Brigitte cycle-touring in Utah in 1999. It was great fun to see him again.
I spent a few hours cycling around Z?rich on Friday. This city must have the best cycling facilities of anywhere I've ridden: lots of sign for bikes, lots of bike lanes, off-street bike paths, signals specifically for bikes, and lots of bikes. Yellow lines on the roads are for bikes; white lines are for cars. Bikes can pull up in front of cars, pick their lane (for a left turn, e.g.) and often leave before the cars on their own signal. When I gushed about the facilities, savy Swiss folks asked me if I'd been to Basel. The bike facilities there are supposed to be even better than in Z?rich. Real savy folks asked me if I'd ridden in Copenhagen, better than Basel apparently. Oh, I must go there and pedal!
Andreas and I pedalled together through the Mitteland for two days. We parted at some dot on the map called Buttisholz, and I continued on to Bern to catch the train to Lausanne for the conference. The conference went by quickly as expected. I learned a lot and realize there's a lot more to learn. GIS is becoming much more integrated in mainstream IT, mostly for the better. Ah, that's another story. Back home I gave a short presentation at work about the conference, but we need a more focused plan forward. Ugh, that job falls on my shoulders.
After raining in the morning it was sunny when I left Pascal's house on Friday afternoon. Quickly I realized I was pedalling toward a dark storm. It was storming over Geneva so I dawdled during an extended late second lunch in Morges. The following day I had a great sunny day for my last day of cycling. On the whole I had exceptionally hot and sunny weather for September. I suppose my swim in Lac L?man with Isabelle could be considered the official end of the summer.

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