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Stoudt’s Cross 2016

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Quick Family Portrait

_dsf3195 We decided to eek out a pic before leaving for our anniversary dinner. You can tell this was very deliberate. We were late for our reservation.

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Highland Park Cross 2016

2016-10-31-0002My first time racing here after numerous years spectating. Not nearly as technical as I feared, but we had great weather. Fujica GSW690 shooting Tri-X 400 pushed to 3200. This camera needs lots of light.

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Halloween 2016

_55a7989Double-header this Saturday. Carved pumpkins with the runners at Jonathan’s and checked out Chris’ over-the-top haunted house later on.

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Whirly-Saurus Weekend

_55a7879A couple of races close to home: WhirlyBird Cross and Crossasaurus Awesome—yes, that is the actual name of the event. Drastic difference in conditions between Saturday and Sunday. Canon 5D Mark III—for weather-sealing—and the EOS-1 with T-MAX 100 pulled to 25.

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Cooper-Chester-River-West Weekend

2016-10-16-0003First of several double-race weekends: CRCX in Cherry Hill and WCCC in West Chester. Cross is here. Canon EOS-1 with the 50 1.2L shooting T-MAX 100 pulled to 25 ISO.

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The Last Brewery Ride of the Season

2016-10-13-0001Very glad to have discovered this mid-week ride. If it wasn’t for the group—and a fibular stress reaction from running—I might not have gotten back on the saddle. Fujica GSW690 with Tri-X 400 pushed to 3200.

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Quaker City Cross 2016

2016-09-25-0008My first race in a couple of years. The course started damp and rutty but dried out nicely after a couple of laps. Rolleiflex 2.8F shooting Ilford Delta 100 Pro, pulled to 25 ISO.

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Wanderers’ Night Race

_55a7825 The last of our Fall Trail Series is raced in the dark. Good turnout and mostly everyone was accounted for.

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Joe’s Over-the Hill Ride

img_0618Surprise gathering during an innocent beer stop at Tired Hands Fermentaria.

Fair Hill Cross 2016

2016-09-10-0009Cross in the upper 90s. It was so hot and exposed, some racers took their DNF and jumped in a pond on the course. Rolleiflex 2.8F with T-MAX 100 pulled to 25 ISO.

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2016 Philadelphia Mayor’s Cup

2016-08-15-0001Brutal. So hot we couldn’t even drink beer. But the girls still managed to take a spot on the podium. Rolleiflex Automat MX-EVS with Tri-X 400 pulled two stops.

New Bike Day

img_0611Santa Cruz Stigmata, technically a cross bike but built up as a gravel bike. It’s an early birthday present for myself. Spent much more on it than I should have, but the build project kept me sane while healing my broken humerus.

California Trip

2016-07-10-0007Vacation long overdue with my dad and that side of the family. Met some West Coast cousins. Drove up and down the Pacific Coast Highway with an arm in a sling and a substantial fear of heights. Shot with a Canon point-and-shoot and a Rolleiflex loaded with T-MAX 100 and 400, mostly pulled two stops.

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So this happened…

img_1302Sudden deceleration from thirty-five to zero into the asphalt. Broke a humerus, missed my head. I’ll take it.

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Ball!!!

_55a7682Always a hit. At least for Christopher.

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Moonville

img_0347Hiked through a ghost town near Hocking Hills in Ohio. We meant to ride mountain bikes on this short trip but ended up running thanks to the weather.

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My wife, working from home.

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Spring Trail Series: Race One

_55A7302My ankle was still a bit swollen and I was worried about re-rolling it; so I ran a quick half-marathon on the roads instead before heading out to snap some photos. That was much easier than three hot miles through roots, rocks, and creeks. Jon won. Dan and Carl were on the DL with me.

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Broad Street Weekend

IMG_0267Before and after the Broad Street Run. We made a weekend out of it: loaded up with ramen the night before and brunch right after. The run itself was a success: my longest road race yet and I beat my goal by about five minutes. I guess that’s what you would call a soft goal.

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Found in the Wissahickon

_DSF3171Little did we know that stopping the car to chase down this little dude would lead to a group effort by tenants of an apartment building, over a thousand Facebook shares, and a couple of vet visits. We determined he was abandoned but in great shape and was able to place him in a good home. Not a small amount of stress this experience, but I’ll always stop the car for a pup.

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Durham Street Brewery

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Jonathan’s little basement operation now has a name.

Chasing Trail

IMG_0204 I’ve been taking my eleven-year-old heeler to the Chasing Trail runs. She can still rip it up in cold weather, but as the temps climb it’s nice to have a social run that’s easy with lots of stops. Should be perfect for keeping her fit through the summer.

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A Visit Long Overdue

IMG_0156A fun weekend with Margaret, Jeff, and Everett. Well… besides the freak snowstorm which pretty much restricted our activities to the indoor variety. Love these guys.

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