September 2019 Journal

Mountain bike rides: Mt. Ashland: Time Warp-Catwalk-Toothpick-Caterpillar-Lizard-Jabberwocky, Forest Park: Up FL 1-Down 2-Up 3-Down 5-Down Lower 1, Magic Carpet: Magic Carpet Full-Gnomer-Huck Finn, Forest Park: Up Holman-Down FL 1 (bladder burst), Alsea Enduro Loop, Forest Park: Leif Erickson Out n’ Back-Up Springville-Down FL 7, Greer Bike Park, Eichler Park.

Books Read: ‘The Last Season’ by Eric Blehm; ‘The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All’ by Laird Barron.

Movies/TV: ‘The Boys’ Season #1, ‘It Chapter Two.’

Jiu-Jitsu Rersearch: Armlock Defense & Offense, Henry Akins Weight Distribution from Cross-Side Top @ SBG PDX, Cross-Side Escapes, Matt Serra/Renzo Gracie Q & A, Turtle Bottom, Roger Gracie NY Seminar, Henry Akins Scarf Hold @ Balance Studios, Henry Akins Cross-Side Attack System @ Gracie Kentucky, Guard Passing @ SBG Niagra.

JJ Training: 9/12 (Roth, Carlos, Michelle, Manos, Payson), 9/15 (Yee x2, Bobby, Michelle, Craven, Larsen x2), 9/17 Cross-sides workshop w/ with Uncle Ben, 9/24 Cross-Sides workshop w/ Uncle Ben.

Miscellaneous: Italiano 47th birthday party, Labor Day visit to Parents, Ducks vs. Nevada, Ducks vs. Montana, Duck vs. Stanford, Phoebe Birthday Party, Nemesis Payson & Chris promotions, Stanford vs. Beavs, Washington vs. USC.


August 2019 Journal

Mountain bike rides:  Short Storey Burn-Gales Creek loop, Forest Park: Up FL1-Down FL 2-Up FL 3-Down FL 3, M.O.T.R.: Two laps with Lars, everything but Darkside and Armbar, Mt Ashland: Off Shoot-Bull Gap-Upper & Lower Lynx-Toothpick-Catwalk-Caterpillar-Lizard-Jabberwocky, Mary’s Peak: East Ridge-Tie Trail-Up North Ridge-Down North Ridge & North Ridge Extension, Magic: Loamer-Gnomer-Lower & Upper Huck Finn, Forest Park: Up 1-Down 2-Up 3-Down 5, Shellburg: Branubien-Bullit 2x (did both bullit drops, missed turn for full August Mtn. Descent), Magic Carpet: Top of Magic-Gnomer-Pucker Up, Stub from Buxton: Greenhorn x 1-Shoofly-One Way Delight, Brown Mtn. Loop.

Books read: ‘Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race’ by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert; ‘By Bizzare Hands’ by Joe R. Lansdale.

Movies/TV: ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.’

Podcasts:  ‘ScoopDuck in HiFi’ Episodes 8.7.19, 8.14.19, 8.21.19, 8.27.19.

Jiu-Jitsu:  Armlock escapes & control.

Miscellaneous:  Pine Meadows Camping, Portland Burger Week 2019: Moreland Ale House (Brie and Caramelized Onion Burger), Yur’s (The Big Ugly), Tilt (Daybreak Espress), Dad’s for Birthday w/ Bella Union Dinner on me, Rogue River Float, Birthday Lunch w/Mom & Ron, Rogue Ales Farm, Dwight B-day dinner on Deck, Lake Oswego Grill Happy Hour w/Dwight and Peggy, Gold Hill for Labor Day Weekend.

July 2019 Journal

Mountain Bike Rides:  Mt. Ashland: Time Warp-Marty’s-Caterpillar-Lizard-Alice In Wonderland-BTI,  M.O.T.R.: Rat Pack-Sasquatch-Connector-Pay Dirt, Mt. Ashland: Time Warp-Menace-No Candies-Moai-Janky, Bend: Swampy-South Fork-North Fork-Mrazek, Storm King-Funner out & back, FP: Up 1-Down 2-Up 3-Down 5-Down Lower 1, Post Canyon: 7 Streams-Cardiac-Family Man-8 Track-Mixed Tape-El Dorado-Larch Mtn. Rd.-Dirt Surfer–The Outback-140-Bad Motor Scooter-Upper Grand Prix-Lower Grand Prix-Spaghetti Factory-Trail 130-Mitchell Ridge, Stub Stewart: Greehorn Full 2x-Lower Greehorn 3x, Goodman Creek Loop, Eula Ridge Loop, Timberline to Town, Alsea Falls w/Misery Whip & new Tims section, Stub Stewart Buxton: Beginner DH 2x-Greenhorn Full 2x, Sandy Ridge: Communication Breakdown-Quid Pro Flow-Two Turntables-Hide and Seek.

Books read: ‘Zombie Cage Fighter’ by Nate Quarry, Blair Butler; ‘The Troop’ by Nick Cutter; ‘Screwball’ by Simon Rich; ‘Living with the Monks’ by Jesse Itzler.

Jiu-Jitsu: Henry Akins Ultimate Choke Escapes Course.

Movies/TV: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ ‘The Dead Don’t Die,’ ‘Ride to the Hills’ (early Vanderham & Wade Simmons), ‘Midsommar,’ ‘Stranger Things: Season #3,’

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Mystery Arts: Leval ESP Routine, FP Opus, PT Psy Card Forces, Think Stop by LJ,

Podcasts: TPM Episode 130: Thomas Vanderham, Pro Mountain Biker:

Kendall VS Kendall Ep. 15 “feat. Joe Murray

‘ScoopDuck in HiFi:’ Episodes #36-37.

Miscellaneous: Oregon SNL, Class of ’94 25th Reunion, Kotter Concert, Waldport beach stroll.



June 2019 Journal

Mountain Bike Rides:  Stub Stewart from Parking Lot: Beginner DH 2x-Greenhorn Full 3x, Eichler Park, Forest Park: Up FL 1-Down FL 2-Down Lower FL 1, Eichler Park, Magic Carpet w/Huck Finn, Stub Stewart from Parking Lot: Beginner DH 3x-Greenhorn Full 3x, Holman-FL 1 Super D, Swiftwater NUT 4 mile out & back (downed trees), Gales Creek out & back to Bell Camp Rd., Eichler 6/21 morning session, Stub Stewart from Buxton: Unfit Settlement-Beginner DH 1x-Greenhorn 2x-Shoofly-Crazy Train, Storey Burn-University Falls-Gales Creek figure 8, M.O.T.R.: Rat Pack-Darkside-Armbar-Freewheel, Mt. Ashland: Off Shoot-Bull Gap-Lynx-Catwalk-Toothpick-Caterpillar-Lizard-Jabberwocky.

Books read:  ‘Can’t Hurt Me’ by David Goggins; ‘Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History’ by  Kurt Andersen.

Movies:  ‘This Is Spinal Tap,’ ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix,’ ‘The Vanishing’ (2019), ‘Follow Me (Anthill Films),’ ‘From the Inside Out (Anthill Films),’ ‘Won’t Back Down: The Steve Peat Story,’ ‘Unreal (Anthill Films),’ ‘Return to Earth (Anthill Films).’

Jiu-Jitsu: Bridging.

Podcasts:  ‘ScoopDuck in Hi-Fi’ Episodes #34-35.

May 2019 Journal

Mountain Bike Rides:  Stubb Stewart: Main Parking – Greenhorn Full 3x – Beginner DH 4x, Mac Forest featuring Green Dragon, Whoopdee, Leif-Up FL 1-Down FL 2, Stubb Stewart f/ Buxton Enterance, Up FL 1-Down 2-Saltzman-Down 5, M.O.T.R.: Rat Pack-Breakdown-Pay Dirt, Ashland Super D: Off Shoot-Bull Gap-Upper & Lower Lynx-Catwalk-Toothpick-Caterpillar-Lizard-Jabberwoky, Browns Camp Loop.

Movies/TV:  ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor,’ ,’Get Out,’ ‘Game of Thrones season 8: Episodes #4-6.’Image result for get out movie


Books Finished: ‘What the F**k Are the Three Principles?: And 18 Other Questions Answered from So-Called Wisdom’ by Amir Karkouti; ‘The Spirit of Kaizen: Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time’ by Leigh Ann Hirschman and Robert Maurer.

Podcasts:  ‘ScoopDuck in Hifi’ Episodes #31-33.

April 2019 Journal

Mountain Bike Rides:  Leif-FL 5-Saltzman-Hwy 30, Stubb Stewart w/Greenhorn x1.5, Gateway Green, Catamount & Bobblehead, Leif to Saltzman to Lower FL 1, North Shore Trail: 1 hour out and back, Alsea Falls, Stubb Stewart w/Greenhorn x4.5, Firelane 5-Leif lollipop, Various Scappoose upper DH trails.

Books finished:  ‘Sleeping Beauties’ by Stephen King, Owen King.

Podcasts:  ‘ScoopDuck in Hifi’ Episodes #26-30.

Movies/TV: ‘Triple Frontier,’ ‘Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet,’ ‘Pet Sematary (2019),’ ‘Avengers:  Infinity War,’ ‘Pulp Traction,’ ‘The Moment: The Birth of the Sport that Nobody Wanted,’ ‘Klunkerz: A Film about Mountain Bikes,’ ‘Us,’ ‘Shazam!,’ ‘Quincy,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’  ‘Game of Thrones Season 8: Episodes #1-3.’

March 2019 Journal

Trails ridden:  McDonald Forest, Eichler Park, North Banks Habitat: Black Tail out and back, Applegate Lake Loop, FP: Holman-FL 1-FL3-FL 2, Saltzman-FL 5 loop x3.

Movies/TV: ‘Game of Thrones: Season #7,’ ‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘Luke Cage: Season #1,’ ‘The Informant,’ ‘A Star Is Born.’

Books read:  ‘The Four Agreements:  A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom’ by Don Miguel Ruiz; ‘Lust Killer’ by Ann Rule.

Podcasts:  ‘ScoopDuck in HiFi’ Episodes #23-25, ‘My Favorite Murder Episode’ #19.

February 2019 Journal

Mountain Bike Rides/Trail Running:  Lumberyard: Green Line, (Also re-started Calisthenics & exercised biked at Crunch Fitness a few times a week due to snowy weather conditions at local mtb spots.  Want to hit-up Gateway Green, Eichler Park, and Lumberyard more to practice jumps and bike skills.

Books finished:  ‘Living with a SEAL’ by Jesse Itzler.

Movies/TV:  ‘Into the Dark: Down,’  ‘Willow,’ ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Castle Rock:  Season 1.’

Podcasts:  ‘My Favorite Murder’ Episodes #16-18, ScoopDuck in HiFi Episodes #18-22.

Jiu-Jitsu:  Turtle top & bottom, Super Chill/Crush-Sides,

Magic:  DOB-Star Sign, Springboard, Once Removed, Psy Card Forces,


January 2019 Journal

Books Read:  Didn’t finish any this month (see podcasts).

Trails Ridden:  Sandy: Communication Breakdown-Quid Pro Flow-Two Turns-Flow Motion- Upper Hide n’ Seek-Little Monkey-Lower Hide n’ Seek, Leif-Saltzman-FL 5, North Shore Trail to Parking Lot, House Mtn. Rd.-Catamount loop.

Movies/TV:  ‘Split,’ ‘Making a Murderer:  Season 1,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘M*A*S*H*,’ ‘Friday.’

Jiu-Jitsu Studied:  Closed Guard, Back Escapes.

Podcasts:  ‘My Favorite Murder’ Episodes #1-15, ‘ScoopDuck in Hifi’ Episodes #14-17.



December 2018 Journal

Books read/listened:  ‘Out Of My Mind’ (audible original) by Alan Arkin;  ‘Christmas Eve, 1914 (audible original) by Charles Olivier;  ‘Video Night’ by Adam Cesare.

Mountain Bike rides: McDonald Forest for Sam’s b-day (Endo, Southside, Barrel Roll, etc.), Bobblehead-Bullit-Branubian-Catamount.

Movies/TV:  ‘Overlord,’ ‘Creed II,’ ‘The Gift,’ ‘The Legend of Bagger Vance.’

Jiu-Jitsu Seminars/Courses:  Guard Passing, Preventing ‘Side-Control’ from Bottom, Weight Distribution from Cross-Sides top, Submission Defenses and Escapes, Akins Seat-belt (whizzer counter).

Jiu-Jitsu positions drilled/workshopped:  Mount escapes, Side Control Bottom.

Mountain Bike skills:  Bunny Hops, Manuals, Trackstands.