Monday, February 25, 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Gun Class

I took my gun class and now have a new outlook on life.

I will apply for my permit and in 60 days I will have a concealed permit in the state of Utah. Guns in this state are seen as a right and will die with a gun in their hands. I also believe in constitutional rights.

I don't even own a gun, but loved the training. Of course I may in 60 days go back and buy a gun. Utah is rather friendly when it comes to guns. Part of the main problem is I can't stow it in the car when I get someplace.

However in Utah, I only need to worry about the business or private property and federal places. Airports, buildings. I can even carry my gun to a National Park in Utah.

This is not advice for you to follow, but just something I learned. You would learn it also if you took the ccw class. Empower yourself, let the people be responsible rather than letting the laws be responsible. An armed society is a polite society.

Friday, February 22, 2013


This is from my commutes to the trax station.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Like many things in America this is only disturbing because I got out of the car (rode a bicycle) and saw this from the side of the road.  If your in a car you never will see that.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My Commutes to Work

This is a view of my commutes over the last week. Same spot.  I am sure you will notice a trend. How many people would pull over and take a picture in their Car?  Bike its a no brainier, lets stop and rest before I spend 8 hours in a cube.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Closing Roads

Closing roads is rather simple we just need the guts to do it.
Motorist don't need a million ways to get around. 

This road dumps into a park. In one simple closure you just created one of the safest streets in America.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ski Bus

When people make accomidations for people who don't have a car. They use it.

Here its more of a tourist thing, but you get the notation that we are dominated by motorists.   We subsidize the majority of our cash to let motorists utilize an unsustainable transportation method as a sole means of getting around.

In return we get a half backed underused mass transit system. If they are so bent up on owning the roads then let's funnel all the costs to them. Think that truck is expensive now, just wait till we charge thousands dollars more a year to operate on it.

As a cyclist I would be more than happy to pay for the roads within proportion to the space, maintenance and expansion I need. Keep in mind my sales tax, property tax, and gas purchases already pay for the roads I use. Their is just no quantitative value yet.

Here in Salt Lake they have a unique showcase of mass transit. They have regular service during ski season to the ski resorts. What would seem an near impossible task, suddenly becomes $8.50 and only a .5 miles walk away to a choice of  4 ski resorts.

While it could be argued that private enterprise be had here. By making this mass transit it becomes affordable. Due to the tourism dollar millions that are poured into the local economy. So mass transit may seem like a subsidized adventure. Until you realize that bus generates tens of millions of dollars.

So sit back and look at the amazement of what mass transit could be if we offered this service in other places.

Solitude Ski Resort. 
 In the snowstorm at 8,000 xx skiing having a great time.

 Lots of snow
 Groomed trails and lots of uphill skiing.
 A panoramic of a trail in the woods.
 Going up to 8,600 feet.

 Inside ski bus.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dry Creek

Every time I go to the Food store I get to cross this small little creek. This is the view coming home.

This is the view going to the Food store.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Take the bicycle seat

I normally take the bike seat with me for security. Today I had an added bonus.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rolling porta-potty

Saw this on the RR tracks as I was headed into work.