Friday, August 27, 2010

I knew kids were fast!

Few posts ago i mentioned riding with bryce and Ryan his brother, both from Missouri.

Got an email that Bryce raced his first SS race the Missouri singlespeed championships and there were 66 riders in all - he hoped for a top 10 ended up getting 2nd place! way to go bryce!

Now i know there seems to be a theme about age and fastness! as i raced my second 24hr race rage in the sage. I bettered all my lap times from the previous race. and had the fastest av. lap time on our team. Which i felt pretty damn good about. 12 SS 4 man teams this year two years ago there were 3. We got 9th out of the 12. Crazy fast ssers out there. I believe i was the only one riding a rigid 69er!!

Ryan rockin the hawaiian kit!
ryans gf hangin out waiting for his return somewhere near 3:00 am maybe, not sure. My 4th lap was approx 4:00 am and it was brisk but it felt really good! no music this lap just pedals turning and the smell of sage! I hate phil ligget's term "he's in the pain cave now" as this played over and over in my weary head. I had some killer heart burn reflux shit that would not go away all night and during riding was not a problem but any downtime that should have bee for sleeping was not happening!

Another fast dude and only a mere 15 yrs old Noah Talley turned in a 50:16 lap time which was the fastest and i believe turned in the fastest night lap in his first 24 hr race just proves that age and speed kind of go together! Jay let me rock the new and improved Amoeba on the helmet and this thing is sick, not that the old was bad but this thing is wider and brighter and is said to go a 3.5hr on the same batt. maybe i'll have to upgrade!! ;)

But for this 41yr old this year was a victory for me!

thanks for checking in....

Sunday, August 15, 2010

One week left!

Till 24hrs. in the Sage!
I have got in quite a few "training rides" well not really training just riding maybe at a slightly higher pace than my normal pace. Found a map where to meet up with Andy C. at 3 sis.

a 1x1 sighting! and bad andy bringing up the rear!

A short hike with a tired lab - will return to this trail again sometime for a longer exploration. and maybe do a little bouldering.

t.i.t.s. ride was a trip to the cone! Centennial Cone. With a group of 5 rollin later into the evening with a couple mechanicals than planned. Brought us a treat of the persian meteor showers at the TH. on a clear night it was a real treat.

Rick- aka Yo-retro.
Funrover showin no fear

Andy K. aka slowbogey leavin all that shit behind him and gettin strong!
Nice pic Jeremy took at centennial cone!

No pics from today but wanted a solid ride in closer to home so i opted out of the ride that will soon be posted here! Ol mGe! So had a few of us up to buff creek (i know i know evil mGe!) but we put in a good loop including green mtn. I stomped up shinglemill not stopping till the CT and waited a bit for the others. Wanted to test the legs and not a super fast climber i was more than pleased with the way i felt! Rick, mark, john and chris made it up and we toured the finer trails of bc. Hockey season is on as well as vball for my teens which means " conditioning camp" for both and tryouts for both gonna be fun!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

This is some race!!

I know the rains they endured were fierce and they have kept on keeping on!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

13ers, Old flumes, and campin out!

Jeremy, Lubes and i headed up to Jones pass for a little hike a bike action!

Wildflowers on the way up!

did i mention hike a biking

oh, and there was some hike a bike

but to get to the top, Oh man! My first 13er and to ride, push and eventually carry my bike to the high point of 13,215' was amazing!

Even the Goat had to carry his bike

Overlooking butler gulch

Yep, here's our descent!

Side tour to Herman Lake

Just set up camp this past weekend and cody comes back "guys there's moose over here! "

3 Moose, luckily no bull!

On o the CT what a lovely climb up towards Georgia pass, but todays ride was only going to about 10,900' to the flume trails of Spikes adventures.

Followed the flume trail a bit and our pass was running short, since it was a family camping trip. So we made our way down the south fork and back to camp.

Andy enjoyed these trails!

And even some bushwacking through swamp could not dampen our spirits!

Some downtime, with light rain hitting the tent- one night before the real shit hit! non-stop

What a mean dad! making my kids hike!

Somehow they always find a way to build a fort. If you find yourself in need of some shelter, just off the CT after crossing the middle fork this would make a nice place to spend the night. Some great effort was put in by my kids and their friends!