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Author Archives: Jameson

Acro Performance at Whole Earth Festival

Hi Friends, I got together with my friend Cheyne and put on a little performance of this thing I like to do called Acroyoga. It is a partner based acrobatic form of yoga that is so much fun. In case you can’t tell, we are having the time of our lives. Enjoy the video. And … Continue reading »

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Watershed Scale Sediment Flux

Rivers are conveyer belts of water and sediment

A watershed is an important component of a landscape whereby all the water that falls on the land’s surface from precipitation drains to a single location. Sediment is solid material that is moved from one location to another. A hillslope is the fundamental unit of a watershed. Precipitation that falls on hillslopes eventually makes its … Continue reading »

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30 Revolutions

Hello Friends, I recently tured 30. Whoah. I know. It’s not just turning a year older, but in a sense its turning the page on a decade. I have been pretty excited for the 30’s. The 20’s got progressively better as they went on. My understanding, knowledge, and passion for life all improved tremendously through … Continue reading »

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Davis Stampede: Story of a Runner

Hello Friends, The Davis Stampede is a road race for runners with distances of 5k, 10k, and half marathon. It twists and winds from downtown Davis, through city blocks, along bike paths, over a stretch of gravel, and on down the Davis Bike Loop. I decided awhile back that it would be fun to run the … Continue reading »

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River Science in Battle Creek

Welcome to Battle Creek

Warm wishes to my fellow river lovers. I have been spending my time learning, exploring, and playing on my favorite river, Battle Creek. Battle Creek is a tributary to the Sacramento River located in northern California near Red Bluff. It’s upper reaches span to the peak of Mt. Lassen and it flows west into the … Continue reading »

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Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goals

“No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end” is the famous statement from the father of modern geology, James Hutton, and it echoes through my experiences as a research scientist. Hutton developed the theory of uniformitarianism viewing current processes of erosion and sedimentation to illuminate the formation of geologic features over unfathomable timescales. … Continue reading »

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Foxy’s Fall Century Bicycle Ride

Excited to get on our bikes and ride!

A better day to ride could not have been possible. The weather cool but not cold. Every rider cheery and excited. And nothing but good times lay ahead.The Davis Bicycle Club puts on an annual bicycle ride with distances of 50k, 100k, and 100 mile.  The ride begins 5 blocks from my house at Davis Senior … Continue reading »

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A Return to Academia

Veihmeyer Hall, my new home away from home.

Greetings Scholars, The University of California in Davis is a fine research institution making an ideal location to continue graduate studies in the field of fluvial geomorphology. I emerged back into this world at the beginning of September and resumed graduate level course work with fun and interesting classes in October. I am in the … Continue reading »

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SloMo Backflip

I have had a recent interest in flipping my body. Handstands have led to this desire. It’s so cool to be upside down. On the way home from hiking near Lake Berryessa my friend DK and I stopped to cool ourselves off at the rope swing on Putah Creek. This is very cold water. I decided … Continue reading »

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Vipassana: Meditation Towards Enlightenment

The Bell. This saintly object informed us as to when to make our way to the hall

Greetings celestial beings, the latest phase of this journey of exploration and growth was to go internal, deepening my meditation practice at a 10 day residential silent meditation course in the technique of Vipassana. Vipassana is an ancient method of meditation as taught by Gautama the Buddha 2500 years ago. Buddha simply means enlightenment. And … Continue reading »

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Thru-Hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail

So eager to begin my adventure!

Hello you shining stars! I’ve been pedaling the west coast for the past two months and decided to get off the roads and find some much needed mountain time. From Atwater in the Central Valley, the Big Blue Boat (my bicycle) sailed north towards the Sierra Nevadas of Lake Tahoe. I parked this mighty iron … Continue reading »

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Success! The Mexican Border within Reach

So Cal beaches

Southern California boasts beautiful coastline and great weather. The sky was sunny and clear, and rolling through on 4th of July weekend people were out. I had never seen so many people on the beach ever in my life. It was amazing. It almost felt like everyone in southern California had flocked to the beach for … Continue reading »

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Pedaling California

Hello California

California is such a great state. I absolutely love it. And not just because I’ve lived most my life in this state, but because it bestows a great diversity of environment, people, landscape, and weather. California is gorgeous and if you haven’t had a chance to experience this state firsthand, putting California on your list of … Continue reading »

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The Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coastline has voluminous amounts of white sand that is pleasing to the eyeballs.

Oregon still holds the top spot as my favorite state to pedal in. And with good reason. The state of Oregon has a diverse and abundant range of landscapes and ecosystems. On this trip I am fortunate enough to enjoy the splendor of wide sweeping vistas up and down the coastline. I cannot think of … Continue reading »

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Goodbye Washington, Hello Oregon

The Big Blue Boat packed up and ready for a bike ride

Friends, life on a bike has been treating me well. There have been some rough patches, but overall I wouldn’t change a thing. Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone. And that region is reached when you wake up to hop in the saddle day after day. I’ve successfully pedaled 400 miles from … Continue reading »

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West Coast Bicycle Tour Begins

All packed up and ready to ride my bicycle

Hello Friends and Family! It is official. I am back on tour. Hooray. The manifestation of my intention that was set 2 years ago has come to fruition. I desired to acquire a deeper knowledge of yoga to take with me into the world to share love and happiness with others while riding a bicycle. … Continue reading »

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Deep Water Solo in Vietnam

Ha Long Bay, limestone cliffs galore!

Adventure! Climbing! Exploring! Traveling! Living! These all collided in northern Vietnam at a very special ocean area, Ha Long Bay. Here one finds a plethora of limestone islands with shear faces polka-dotting the bay. I took a boat to a very underdeveloped island named Cat Ba Island. This place was so sweet! There was a single … Continue reading »

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Finding Annie’s Rock

Two of the most wonderful people in Davis!

WHATs UP BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. Living in alignment with my calling to be local, a great friend of mine DK introduced me to the local hiking trail just outside of Davis accessible by motor vehicle in about 20 minutes. This being our second trip out we invited his caring and loving partner Erin to join us … Continue reading »

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Cantelow Hill: A Be Local Bicycle Ride

A bicycle is a great way to explore places new and old

I have a personal mission in every place I live, visit, or explore to engage in the local activities that are close to home. Be Local!  I believe full heartedly that the same joy experienced in a place as awe-inspiring as Yosemite can be felt close to home. The surroundings do not create the feeling, … Continue reading »

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Building My Dream Bike

Surly Cross Check Frame

The Gravy Train was good to me. It was a platform of great exploration, discovery, and thought. While riding, I was always considering what I would want in a dream bicycle should I ever get the chance to build one. Well I did, and this is how it went. I began with a 2014 Surly … Continue reading »

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