Tom Winfield writes from Southwest Iowa where he rides trails and singletrack. His web site is a great resource for trails in the area, and he also offers photo journals of numerous local rides.

Tom also has a blog which offers detailed ride reports and trail news.

Web Site: tomwinfield.com

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70th Birthday 10-16-2017
My 70th birthday celebration was just what I would hope it would be.  I picked op the cake in the morning - I had drive about 15 miles or more into central Albuquerque to find a bakery to bake a spice cake.Relaxed the rest of the day until getting dressed for the […]
Getting Photos right 10-14-2017
Today was my last shift at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  Weather was a lot warmer this monring, still chilly in the tent.  There were originally 3 of us on the work schedule - ended up with 5.  Being a Saturday, we were pretty […]
Wednesday Shift - Balloon Fiesta 10-14-2017
It was a COLD morning at Balloon Fiesta Park. Thermometer was hovering just above 40 degrees.  Had a big crew, mostly because 2 nets were being controlled from the High Desert display at Balloon Fiesta.  I checked into the SCAT (Senior Citizen and Travelers) […]
Frustrating Morning 10-08-2017
Up almost all night, waiting to head to my shift at the Balloon Fiesta.  Left the house almost 30 minutes ealier so I was no rushed at breakfast.  Breakfast was again at IHOP on Unser in Rio Rancho.It took forever waiting for my food to arrive.  […]
Balloon Fiesta - 2017 - Opening Day 10-08-2017
Friday evening, I finished charging camera batteries and packing up mt camera bad in preparations for the first morning of Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  Had breakfast at IHOP for fuel for the day.  (Service sucked - had to call into in the […]
Reflections on "The Wall" 09-29-2017
I wrote the following after a visit to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in 1988.--------------- On December 13, 1969 a scared young man got off of a plane at Bien Hoa Air Force Base in Vietnam. Thirteen and a half months later on February 1, 1971, that same young man […]
Jeep Driving in Vietnam 09-28-2017
Taking a break from the serious section of the subject of Vietnam, here are some observations of jeep drivers in that country during the war.------------After an exhaustive survey of jeep drivers in Vietnam, we have compiled an amazing mountain of facts and myths about driving […]
Chaplain Assistant – Religion 09-27-2017
I need to take a break to talk about the job of Chaplain Assistant. This chapter may help explain my attitude towards organized religion. It delves into life events that steered me to that Army MOS (Military Occupation Specialty). My mom took my sister and me to Sunday […]
We Didn't Belong 09-27-2017
Watching "The Viet Nam war", I want to add thoughts I published several years ago. Infantry unit chaplain assistants did not "belong". We were not field troops and we were not REFMs. Even with Echo Company reunions, I still have this feeling - though […]
It's a Boot Thing 09-17-2017
When I moved from Iowa to New Mexico, I left most of my boots.  Over the year and a half since I moved, I found how much I miss my boots.  Slowly, I have added to my collection.As you can see, most at cowboy boots.  With them, I have invested in […]

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