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Month: October 2009

Blue Angels Over Mesa

Blue Angels Over Mesa

We didn’t go to the Miramar Air Show this year. I’ve lived long enough in Mesa apartments to know the routine for the Navy’s Blue Angels and that they they pass overhead several times. When I heard them pass the first time I went out with my camera to see what I could capture. This is the best picture I got. I see (and hear!) F-18s flying overhead daily, but never in such close formation so low to the ground, nor turning so sharply as when the Blue Angels are in town.

Nobel Canyon

Nobel Canyon

Nobel Canyon - 47

Yesterday I rode the Nobel Canyon trail in Cleveland National Forest with Mike Hannon, Mike Morton and Stephen Lynch. Yes, it was two Mikes and two Stephens. My GPS track can be seen here. The splits view of the ride shows there was one kilometer that rose 133 meters, which works out to over 13% average gradient for that kilometer.