Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Down with the sickness

No this is not a sweet vid with some Disturbed playing! wish it was.

4:20 ride and t.i.t.s. ride last week was it for me. My lack of energy and muscles shutting down was the sign of things to come. Had a bigger ride planned for thurs. nite but some wet snow moving in put a damper on things and we all agreed to head down shinglemill. Still knocked out a 26 mile out and back with some nice kitty involved!

Spent the weekend lying around watched a few movies and pretty much was a big grump. Both kids had the same thing so we all battled! Had planned on meeting at bc on sun. morning and i bailed on that.

Back to work today in evergreen and no bike. tomorrow though.......hmmmm......

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Some random pics from past few weeks

These were my bunk mates for the 6th grade outdoor lab trip few weeks ago.

Getting their survival skills going

The Astronomy talk at outdoor lab is always very cool with great hubble pics as well!

My sons new favorite thing was in the boulder house! Now he's scouting out lines we could build in the house including an inverted section!

Low repel is always a challenge taking that first step back and trusting.
BC is finally becoming more rideable after a seemingly long winter up there! Yes it is greening up and the trails are in amazing shape!
from our t.i.t.s. ride last week
Build day on the double black diamond trial includes several drops like this one we were working on.
This mess was had after some of our trail crew leaders wanted to launch a boulder off the side of the mtn and hopefully have it fall into place where we could use it. Problem is this granite just breaks apart and makes a clusterfuck mess! After removing most of the boulders we started to gain some ground just in time for the day to near an end. This section was a hard one to be assigned to. There are many build days to get back and finish it on. Might be on a crew or someone else may take it on and come up with more than we could.

looking better already

Dave was testing out their section they worked on it was looking pretty damn good and he made it look way easier than it was!

Some 4:20 action at 3 sisters yesterday green trees, green snacks and nice and tacky trails!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring is full on i believe

Have some work to be done in the next couple months.

including trail work on GM on the box o rox section. work in general is piling up and that is a good thing right now.

Have some plans for camping alot this summer

rode GM last week for a night ride and then a monday ride was headed to bc but other plans sent me to green mountain instead for a shorter afternoon.

Spent last week up at Id Ra Ha Je mountain lab school with my son and his 6th grade class. I was the only dad who bunked/chaperoned the 7 boys and was a great experience ( went with katelyn's class a few years back) and yes it snowed again not 4feet but it snowed.

Was a great time watching these kids who hardly ever get to the mountains learn some basics of outdoors and challenge themselves! Got to do some repelling, bouldering, challenge course, riflery, and archery. As well as night hikes and devotion time.

Pics to follow-

Today was spent riding BC finally some dry trail and a beautiful day! Blue skies, 29 to start but warmed up quickly! Very quickly. Rode with Jerry(canyonrat) and sean(av boy) and although we said would be a casual ride it felt like the pace was a bit higher, and it felt good! Maybe a thurs. night t.i.t.s. ride up thata way this week.