Monday, October 5, 2009

apex to be or not to be

shut down work a little early and met e, and spike up at apex on thursday. For a little spin before the BIG night of comments to the osac committee regarding certain trails on apex that are subject to restrictions to mtb'rs only of course. read more here, and even more here.

Neither e or spike had ridden sluicebox, pick n sledge before so i kind of took them on the opposite route of normal. Er, i guess since i was in the back they took me on that route. But with those teo that is the norm. Met up with team ergon, lubes at the sluicebox, grubstake jct. Then on down to apex with a couple stops to enjoy the scenery and fiddle with tires. Up to Enchanted Forest which is one section they are looking to make one way only on certain days the shitty way, up-hill.

This trail is always bad ass, cool in the heat and just plain fun. Some refer to it as the best in the state, although nice not nearly as good as some stuff i've ridden this summer.

More rocky goodness heading out, look down and i guess that rock that i hit pretty square pinch flatted me. I have to admit, first flat on the 29" wheel up front. Was told a 26 would suffice and fought that for a minute or two. Then opted to just throw a 29" tube from eric on. I guess in situations where people are waiting on me, i cant stand this. So i struggle with a simple task of putting a tube in a tire and back on a rim. thanks eric im watching videos on how to change a tire efficiently. ;)

down to wrigleys for some free pizza and discuss topic at hand. Long nite of sitting in a overcrowded hallway listening to opposition. hope for the best........

Sunday was a little urban HR trails with lubes, mark and jerry. Didn't hit the new stuff just up to the high point and then over to the monarch system and back it got damn cold in a hurry and we just took the straight route back to the house. 27 some miles but still fun. Good to get out with mark again, and glad you could join lubes after hammerin in BC before meetin us!

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