August 2018 Journal

Trails ridden:  Swiftwater to Tioga Bridge out & back, Tioga Bridge-Mott Trailhead-Hwy 38 loop, Mary’s Peak loop, Eagles Rest-Goodman Creek Loop, Newberry Crater Loop, Peterson Ridge out & back w/Eagle’s Rock section, Tyler’s Traverse Loop, Timberline to Town w/Uncle Ben, Gales Creek-Storey Burn Loop.


Gym:  Random Hill 9-20 levels @ THR, Random Hill 11-20 levels @THR.

Books finished:  ‘Gone South’ by Robert McCammon; ‘Batman’ Novelization by Craig Shaw Gardner, Read by Roddy McDowall.  Novellas:  ‘Tortured Souls:  The Legend of Primordium’ by Clive Barker.

McCammon on ‘Gone  South:’

Podcasts:  GrappleTv Podcast featuring Henry Akins w/Felicia Oh & Kenny Jewel –

Movies/TV:  ‘Ram Dass, Going Home,’ ‘The Imitation Game,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout,’ ‘Just Before Dawn.’

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Jiu-Jitsu: Passing Leg Weave & Spider Guards, Turtle bottom from Belly Down escape.

New DJ Bike purchase:  Pic forthcoming.


July 2018 Journal

Reading finished:  ‘Victim of Thought’ by Jill Whalen; ‘The Outsider’ by Stephen King; ‘Creepy Presents: Alex Toth’ by Alex Toth;  Short Stories:  ‘Drunken Fireworks’ by Stephen King; ‘The Dreams in the Witch House’ by H.P. Lovecraft.

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Mountain Bike rides: Ashland 5000 (Lower Bull Gap-Upper Lynx-Lower Lynx-Catwalk-Toothpick-Caterpiller-Lizard-Jabberwocky), Funner-Tiddlywinks Loop, Swampy to Phil’s shuttle (Swede Ridge-Sector 16-Upper Whoops-Pine Drops (missed Phil’s trail which was up further past ‘Pine Drops’ & should have done ‘Lower Whoops’ which parallel’s ‘Pine Drops’ based on route)-Phil’s-Cascade Highlands, Shelvin Park Loop Trail-Mzarek 21.4 mile out & back, Cooks Meadow Trail-Surveyors Ridge Super Connector-Knebal Springs-Lookout Mountain-4420-Upper Cooks Meadow (would do this loop again counter-clockwise, or Lookout Mountain as gravel road loop or out & back as Cooks Meadow was overgrown, twisty, and loose for downhilling), Gunsight Ridge-Bennett Pass Rd. Lollipop, Crunch Alpine Pass Levels 13-16 (better endurance, but decrease in strength), 214-Buck Mtn East (West half was closed from fire)-1/3 of Perimeter Trail out & back-Catamount.

Movies/TV:  ‘Derren Brown: Miracle,’ ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ ‘Happy Death Day,’ ‘Tesla: American Experience,’ ‘We Own the Night,’ ‘Masters of Horror:  H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreams in the Witch House,’ ‘Pyscho’ @ Mission Theater.

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Runs: Gold Rey Estates Dam & back 1.5x, Loon Lake Lodge & back.

Jiu-Jitsu:  Passing Knee-Shield & Z-Guard.

June 2018 Journal

Books finished:  ‘Destroyer’ by Victor LaValle, Dietrich Smith;  ‘The Space Within’ by Michael Neill.

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Mountain Bike rides:  Storey Burn-Brown Camp Loop-Gales Creek w/Dials, Leif Erickson out & back + Saltzman-Firelane 5, Surveyor’s Ridge-NF 17 Loop, Bobblehead (cleaned)-Bullet (drops not cleaned)-Catamount, Stubb Stewart (Hare’s Canyon-Unfit Settlement-Shoofly-Lokie’s Lollilop-Crazy Train), Knebal Springs Loop-Eightmile Loop, Upper Taylor Creek/Jedi Trail, Brown Mtn.-High Lakes Loop.

Runs:  Tryon Short Loop for 30 min. @ aerobic HR.

Movies:  ‘Solo,’ ‘Hereditary,’ ‘Always,’ ‘The Big Lebowski’ @ Hollywood Theater, ‘Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ @ Varsity Theater (Ashland).

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May 2018 Journal


Reading Finished:  ‘Silver Screen Fiend’ by Patton Oswalt; ‘Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges’ by Amy Cuddy; ‘Natural Born Heroes’ by Christopher McDougall.

Mountain Bike Rides:  Browns Camp Loop w/ partial Storey Burn climb, Larison Creek Loop, Carpenter Bypass (Alpha from N. end-Bypass Rd. back up to Your Sister-B Line-Skid Mark-Fun Girl-Brad’s Bad Gravity *should have done from Bypass Rd. and looped back to the on Access Rd.*-Back to Bypass Rd.-Boundary??-Northridge-Tree Hugger), Forest Park Wildside Loop (cleaned all sections but end of first section on BPA road, but had to stop 4-5 times!), Silver Creek Falls: Lost Creek Trail-Bullit-Unmarked top half of Bobblehead-Backside of Catamount (out and back)-Catamount, Molalla River Corridor (Loop Rd.-Bottom Fern Creek-Bear Woods-Rim Trail-Bottom Deer Skull), Umqua Tioga Segment 10 mile out and back to top of first climb, Umqua Mott Segment Out and Back.

Runs:  Tryon Creek North Horse Loop w/ North Creek, French Prarie Village Loop X 1.

Jiu-Jitsu:  Avalanche Guard Passing (small focus on Spider and Leg Lasso Guards).

Movies:  ‘The Endless’ at Hollywood Theater, ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘Spring,’ ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘John Wick.’

April 2018 Journal

Books Finished:  ‘Stinker Lets Loose!’ (audible edition) by James Taylor Johnston, Mike Sacks; ‘Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting’ by Wayne Dyer; ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara; ‘The Ballad of Black Tom’ by Victor LaValle;  ‘Love is Love’ by Marc Andreyko, Various Artists/Authors, Edited by Sarah Gaydos, Jamie S. Rich.  Short Stories:  ‘The White People’ by Arthur Machen.

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Mountain Bike Rides:  Holman-Firelane 3-Lief Erickson, Crunch Alpine Pass Levels 15 & 16 (2X), Gales Creek Trail to Bell Camp Rd., Lief Erickson out and back, Full Storey Burn-Gales Creek Loop, Gateway Green w/ Ben.

Runs: Lief Erickson-Wild Cherry-Wildwood-Birch-Aspen (Plus Jits too!), Tryon Creek North Horse Loop.

Movies/TV: ‘Cronos,’ ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘Spirited Away’ @ Hollywood Theater, ‘The Shape of Water’ @ Joy Cinema, ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ @ Hollywood Theater,  ‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’

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Jiu-Jitsu:  Mounting from Cross-Sides (Yearly Cross-Choke focus), Back escapes.

March 2018 Journal

Books finished:  “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline;  ’20th Century Ghosts’ by Joe Hill.

Movies/TV:  ‘Creep 2,’  ‘Annihilation,’ ‘Daredevil Season 2,’ ‘Wild, Wild Country,’ ‘Isle of Dogs.’

Runs/Trail Runs:  Charbonnaeu Loop (3X), Firelane 7 short-Wildwood-Springville(2X),

Mountain Bike Rides:  Cathedral Hills (Outback-Pondersosa Pine-Timberline?-Skycrest Loop-Outback), Mountain of the Rogue (Rat Pack-Sasquatch-Darkside-Armbar-Breakdown-Paydirt).

February 2018 Journal

Books Finished:  ‘Darkness There:  Selected Tales’ by Edgar Allan Poe;  ‘Fire and Fury:  Inside the Trump White House’ by Michael Wolff;  ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll.

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Trails Ridden:  Brice Creek, North Shore Trail, Catamount.

Jiu-Jitsu Studied:  Elbow Escape from Mount, Trap and Roll from Quarter Bottom North-South and Side-Ride, Kick-Over Escape from Side-Control Bottom, Rear Mount Escapes from Top Rear Mount, Underhook escapes from Cross-Sides bottom and using connection to escape.

Movies/TV:  ‘Gerald’s Game,’ ‘1922,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Ritual,’ ‘Stranger Things:  Season 2.’

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January 2018 Journal

Books finished:  ‘Fast Focus:  A Quick-Start Guide To Mastering Your Attention, Ignoring Distractions, And Getting More Done In Less Time!’ by Damon Zahariades; ‘Sit Down and Shut Up:  Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, and Dogen’s Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye’ by Brad Warner; ‘Huck, Book 1:  All American’ by Mark Millar, Rafael Albuquerque;  ‘Strange Weather:  Four Short Novels’ by Joe Hill.

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Films Oogled:  ‘Coherence,’ ‘Green Room,’ ‘Sixteen Candles,’ ‘The Cooler,’ ‘These Final Hours.’

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Jiu-Jitsu:  Armlocks from Mount, Elbow Escape(s) from Mount, Trap and Roll escape from Turtle Bottom, Relaxing.

Conditioning:  Went on several runs, and started Joint Mobility exercises again.  Really need to keep that a part of my weekly routine.  No mountain biking this month due to daylight, time, and weather constraints.


December 2017 Journal

Movies:  ‘Mud,’ ‘Wind River,’ ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown,’ ‘Grizzly,’ ‘Mother’s Day,’ ‘The Last Jedi,’ ‘A Decade Under the Influence,’ ‘It Comes At Night,’ ‘Creep.’

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Jiu-Jitsu:  South Underhook from Cross-sides bottom, Turtle Bottom Roll, Guard Passing.

Books finished:  ‘Gather ‘Round the Sound’ by Paulo Coelho; Yvonne Morrison, and Charles Dickens, ‘The Mindful Athlete’ by George Mumford; ‘Paperbacks From Hell’ by Grady Hendrix.

November 2017 Journal

Reading finished:  ‘The Devil’s Own Work’ by Alan Judd; ‘The Willpower Instinct’ by Kelly McGonigal; ‘Providence Act 3’ by Alan Moore, Jacen Burrows; ‘Hell Hound’ by Ken Greenhall.

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Mountain Bike Rides:  FP (Holman, 2, 3, 2, Bottom of 1), Silver Creek/Shellburg Falls (Lost Creek, Bullit, Jump Road, Pusher, Catamount), Exercise Bike (Mountain pass @ 16, 50 min.), Leif Erickson 10 miles, North Umqua Swiftwater Section approx. 10 miles.

Movies:  ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Justice League.’

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Jiu-Jitsu:  Cross-collar choke from Mount, Avalanche Guard Passing.