Friday, June 23, 2017

Catching Up

What have I done since early April?

I ran Lake Sonoma 50 Miler in just under 10 hours.

I went to DC for the (rainy) March for Science.

I taught a workshop in Barcelona.

I taught a workshop in Cuernavaca.

I caught a cold on the flight home, as usual. I ran Quicksilver 100K anyway.

I published my first solo paper.

I went to Florida.

I did some housesitting.

I ran the Double Dipsea.

Now I'm in Colorado working remotely while I train for and run Hardrock. I've got another cold, because that's how I roll.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Superbloom Itself

Here are my favorite 30 photos from the superbloom, taken with both phone and camera.

Here are 189 photos, mostly everything I took with my phone.

And here is George prancing.

VID_20170408_185954 from Garret Christensen on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Superbloom Travel

I went and saw the superbloom at Carrizo Plain National Monument. It was phenomenal. To those whom I invited who did not join me:


1,000,000 flower photos to follow, but first, some beautiful machines and stuff.
The only bad part about the whole trip.

I drove down 101 and stealthed in the truck Friday night. Saturday morning in Paso Robles I stumbled across a vintage bicycle show called Eroica, with a bunch of beautiful old bikes on display for judging.

A different machine, but still beautiful.

Then I ran a really nice 20 miles in Los Padres National Forest/Santa Lucia Wilderness. The poison oak was pretty thick in the wilderness, but outside the wilderness the ridgetop closed old road has some amazing views. 
If only Cal Poly hadn't gotten 600 applications for their econ job opening a couple years ago.

On the way home I stopped in Paso Robles again, hoping to visit a winery that my friend's parents own and introduce George to another adopted Kenyan dog, but I just missed them and went to a neighboring winery instead. Still delightful.

Saturday, March 25, 2017


I went to India on a quick work trip. In addition to lots of Georges all over the place, there is also bad air pollution, honking cars, brightly dressed people, trains, and excellent food.

Agra Fort

Fatehpur Sikri

The Goats of Fatehpur Sikri

Favorite Things

India Gate

View from the Workshop

Straight-razor Shave

The Georges of India

I went to India. There are Georges all over the place.
[Link to photo album]

A very George-y young George at Fatehpur Sikri

At the Taj Mahal

On the street

On the (unused) train tracks

George, a bit bedraggled

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