Thursday, May 28, 2009

Member's Only BBQ

So First Avenue Rocks is friggen awesome. I went up there last Sunday to eat, set problems, and hang out with friends. It was a goooooood ole time. Yessir. I feel guilty I haven't made it up to BHam to help out with the construction process, but they have done a great job putting the gym together. Once the AC and the padded floors go in they will be about ready to open. Good stuff. Makes me wish I lived in Birmingham. Oh well.

Here's a little video of the day.

FAR Members Only BBQ from Les on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A break in concentration...

Well it has been a few weeks since I posted, but let me get you up to date (as if you care). I've been really busy with work. Two jobs this summer is leaving me with very little free time, but I've managed to do a couple things with the little amount that I have. The first thing I've done is built a bicycle, which is now going to be my mode of transportation this summer.

My "new" Bike!

Second, I've been helping my friend Donny make a giant garden. So hopefully in a month or so I will have plenty of "free" veggies to munch on! Hooray veggies!

Third, I went to the beach with my beautiful girlfriend Jenny and her awesome family.

So there you go, my personal life in a nutshell... yadda yadda yadda.

Now it is time to start climbing again, and today marks the beginning of the summer training. I'm going to start a regimen that consists of hangboard, campusboard, and core workouts that will hopefully whip my sorry butt into decent shape. More on this later.

On another note, I'd like to pay tribute to my older brother and sister's mother, Brinda Warnock. She died peacefully in her sleep last week in Savannah, Georgia. Rest in peace Brinda, you will be missed.

My sister Rebecca and her mother Brinda

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Summer time....

I am ready for summer. My finals will be done tomorrow at 10:30 in the AM, and then no school for nearly 3 months.... yessir!

I'm going to be staying in the Southeast for the first time this summer.... The heat is going to SUCK, but I have a lot of projects to occupy my time... Not just climbing projects, (although I do have a LOT of those) but other projects as well.

-Project 1-
Move into a new house and add on to the climbing wall.

Some of you may know about the house I speak of, but if not let me inform you. In the back yard of my soon to be house lies THE SHED.... World Headquarters. My little slice of training heaven. Since there is no climbing anywhere remotely close to Auburn, we've built a nice little climbing wall in the shed. We've also decided on building more this summer... here are a few ideas:

Idea 1

Idea 2

Idea 3

I think we are going to build idea 1... or at least we are going to TRY and build idea 1. It will be the sickness.

-Project 2-
Build a Fixed Gear Bike

I've recently gotten really excited about building a fixed gear bicycle. I'm buying an old road bike frame off a guy here in Auburn, and converting it into a fixed gear. I don't know a lot about bikes, so this is going to be an experience...

I'll be in touch over the summer.... see ya around,