Tuesday, March 30, 2010

bikes r cool ride your bike

Yes i too have one of those bike with shifty things and some squish. Although the suspension on this is set up stiff and i think i even locked out the rear this day just for fun. Snow ride a while back .

Sunday proved to be shitty again around here so mGe, texts and said 5:30 meeting up and heading to pueblo. Dry? sure! the ney sayers on mtbr. pshhhh! not always right.

av-boy (sean) on his uhmm, lets just say a nice grey-ish bike!

Pedros point almost looks tropical- well, not quite but compared to lately its good!

The instigator and our pace leader. HE just keeps gettin faster. note to self: lay off the ice cream!

Jerry aka: Canyonrat on his new steed a Siren ss and she is a beaut! Seeing a theme here?

Good ol creek crossings are nice when its hot and not 30 degrees!

40 mi. for the day and we were all grins!

Short commute on the roadie this am and took a longer way home. So in the same month rode all 3 of my bikes in some fashion. But it always comes back to the steel 69er that i have grown to love.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Got 28 minutes its worth watching!


People who love something dont let things stand in their way of doing them.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lookin back on some Voo Doo healin

Headed to Pueblo last sunday,(slow in posting been busy at work). With the time change met jeremy at 5:30 am which was really 4:30 but oh well. Ridin is better than sleeping in. Roughly 2 hrs. later we were unloading in the cool temps and what looked to be the first in the lot. OF course who in the hell gets to pueblo at 7:30 in the morning on a sunday! None of the photos are in order but here was our morning.

We found this relic, (should have brought it home) at the voo doo loop. Did a little research when i got home and found out these were in a set of 64 that came out in the 70's with the whole broncos team (dad do you remember these?)

Its original state:

Riding with wilson!, about the first 5 pics i took of jeremy were either head cut off, behind a bush or this one. Pretty funny actually!

The highlight of the day was coming up on two bald eagles on several occasions, probably a couple sets of them. Again more research, female bald eagles also have the white head.
Being no more than 5 feet away from one as it took off from a ledge just below the trail scared the shit out of me but one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen!
Ramp into keyhole, stuck to mostly the xc stuff but played in a couple canyons on the rocks.
i believe this was my second attempt as the first one was lame, had to go back and get it. i did.

Just what i needed some saddle time and head clearing time. Jeremy was ahead of me most of the time so that gave me time to soak in the scenery and just ride. Close to 40 miles and 1700' (felt like more) Cloudy and cold but i didnt care. i was riding as were the eagles soaring!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Meyers ranch

A little after work thursday evening spin into the darkness. The t.i.t.s. rides have been lacking lately due to shitty trails, being out of town so mostly just a few here and there with a handful of people. Still just lacking power and lungs. This evenings ride was short but good all around! Meyers is a sweet little trail with just enough climbing to keep you breathing hard, throw in some soft snow and you've got a full workout! Temps were pretty warm which softened things up. As the eve. went on snow firmed up nicely! Just in time for the descent! ;)


some down
basking in the glow of the amoeba!
Goat wheelie boy

285 down there somewhere
Jeremy brought our hydration
i convinced him the trail was this way and he found a soft spot!
Spring is approaching......got to get the skis out at least a couple times that is lame! best backcountry is yet to come though!

Monday, March 1, 2010

it hurts so good

Little HR spin on monday after getting home from Quebec before going to airport to get cody.
nice packed down singletrack a quick 30 min. ride to get here.

then its on to the sat. ride from Cary's house. Starts off with a nice warm up climb out his front door. Not a bad place to live......Jeremy and his quickness
Sean and i photo credit mGe
jeremy sayin "go on get it" in his southern drawl
once we get past here should be good to go!
ok ok a little hike a bike never hurt anybody!

Today was a head clearin day, snow, hiking, some riding, more hiking and many laughs! The journey and the stuff in between is where its at! Didnt have any expectations today so was not dissapointed in the result.

That is until we got to the road-126- and headed back toward pine valley. The geared hammerheads were off and spinning and the lonely singlespeeders were left to spin away. Then there was one and more tome for the mind to wander. I think i saw and appreciated my surroundings more today than i have in a long while. Didn't matter if i was last but i was pretty worked when we got back over pine valley and making the 2 mile climb back to carys house. I have ridden this hill twice now and this was more painful than the first. Time to get my lazy ass back in the saddle and pedal, spring is approaching!