PBR: Pumps, Bumps, and Rollers

Our friends Jen and Derek introduced us to the Mile 18 area for mountain biking earlier this year. Kate is just getting her dirt wheels under control and PBR is a great trail to get started on. However as the description reads below it’s still fun for any skill level.

2 miles of nonstop grins! Nonstop banked turns and features flowing into each other. Very fast and with enough speed you’ll be in the air a good amount of time (though everything is rollable).

This is the perfect trail for intermediates to work on skills, or experts to let it rip. Everyone will be happy with this one.

Via MTB Project

Dutch Renaissance and Recycled Materials by Suzanne Jongmans – PLAIN Magazines

Dutch artist Suzanne Jongmans stumbled onto her project Mind Over Matter by blessed coincidence. Running out of fabric for a model’s costume she was building, she stumbled upon some packing foam which she crafted into the shape she wanted. The rest, as they say, is history.
— Read on plainmagazine.com/dutch-renaissance-and-recycled-materials-by-suzanne-jongmans/

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Destination Wedding (2018) – IMDb

The story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, Lindsay and Frank, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.
— Read on m.imdb.com/title/tt6987770/

Those who love a classic romantic comedy will probably hate this movie, but I’m pretty sure that’s why Kate and I loved it. This is not a traditional romantic comedy in a hallmark kinda way. Even though the cover art completely makes you think it’s going to be. From the beginning you know these characters are damaged goods and they immediately start arguing from their first scene together.

From there this film is a roller coaster of sharp biting dialogue about current social norms and our traditional sense of romance. Nothing is left untouched from our inabilities to connect to screw top wine bottles.

Kate doesn’t recall the last time a movie made her laugh out loud this much. It’s an intelligent movie about cynics that need to find a moment to lighten up and relax with the fact that even though everything is not ok; in the end we just need to connect with each other.