Howard's Home Page and Adventure Guide
Between a Rock and a.....
hard place, wet place, cold place, dark place,..... you fill in the blank.
You're in and "It's time to
crank". This page center's around one key word. The word that can bring your
adrenaline up in a heartbeat. The word that propels you to speeds only Peregrine Falcons
dream of, the word that keeps you from being a human satellite. GRAVITY! So much of my
outdoor energy is devoted to harnessing it, controlling it, cursing it and loving it.
When was the last time GRAVITY got
a hold of you and took you for a ride? Who was in control? What was the outcome? Did you
walk away from it or limp? You will find some stories, some advice and a few "words
of wisdom" about my friend GRAVITY.
What makes me tick?
These are the things that "recharge my
batteries". So to that end let me share with you some of my adventures, some were
successes, some were not, but I would not call them failures, only an education, a life
experience, something that tests my physical and mental abilities.
I would like to thank my family for their support, and
my friends for the same along with their competitiveness and humor. These are guys you can
trust your life to. You know who you are. Anyway enough of the mushy stuff on with the
I post most of my picture on WebShots so check
here. More pictures on Picasa
here. Also have some old pictures, stories and links to some trips below.
Southern Colorado 1997
First Road Bike Race -
EverestChallenge 2008 -
- Our Dog Tasha, may she rest in peace and
our newest dog Anouk
--Words of Wisdom
Most of these little sayings are things that get blurted out during some of my
outdoor activities. The origin for most of these are from my climbing adventures, but all
have their applications in other activities like mountain biking or hiking. I have used a
number of these at work and they have been entertaining for some.
- "Motivate to Operate"
- "Fire or Retire"
- "Blow or Go"
- "One mistake... big pancake"
- "Severe penalty for early withdrawal"
- "Make it happen, don't just watch it happen"
- "Go Big or Go Home"
--Links - Here are some the places I have found of
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Sunday, May 31, 2009