Friday, October 22, 2010

Beans- G-spots- and nite rides!

7th annual beanfeSSt proved to be good times as usual! Had some smaller beans ride this year one a 12yr old and a 13yr old and both kids really kicked ass all day.

Not the usual nite ride followed by campfire and beer swilling. I got up to camp about 10:30 after codys later game. pulled in and it was eerily quiet. Only one dog running around and checking out who i was. We sort of made friends and i secured my cocoon in the back of the truck with one less beer in my growler of GCB red.
Pretty good sized group and a pretty mellow one. The usual suspects were out in front all morning. I was comfortable mid pack. Not in top shape but really havent been all summer.
Baldy just works me. I only stopped here for a quick photo opp of spike!

The new wool i think this will become a favorite piece of gear! (pic stolen without even thinking twice from spike!)

I brought out some mexican corn and some kool-aid for a break.
The trail trash talkin was flowin full bore at the top. All down hill from here, doh! We started at the top of shinglemill one more climb gang. ok with me.

-Whats this G- spot i speak of? not this one, but when in gunny this is the spot!

Im talkin about this one and you can only find this one here. Jay is the man and will take good care of you. If you find the urge to go nite riding do yourself a favor and try one of these!
I am a truly happy camper! thanks jay!

gspots and t.i.t.s. rides (who comes up with this shit) just our thursday nite crew making our rounds up and down green mtn. and i thought my route kicked ass and its been a while since i rode jeremy's traverse in the dark and watching 10-12 folks head down and i mean straight down was a hoot!

I have to admit since e headed to leadville kind of took some pressure off to try and keep up but not to worry mordecai made it out with us and he's rockin a fixed as well. Missed his otb but heard it was a good one! miss riding with ya e! I enjoy the extra energy and challenge when we ride.
Pretty stellar nite on the big green hill! being in the forest and tight twisty lush singletrack becons my soul, but these simple rides this close to town and riding with friends and grabbing a beer after is rewarding in its own way! I always feel whooped after green mtn rides and there is plenty to keep on busy. Those that say green mtn is easy arent riding it right or arent riding with us!

Try and keep these posts more regular.........

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunsets, Smiles, Slapshots and Singletrack!

Looking west from the top of Green Mtn. on a thursday night t.i.t.s. ride!
Trusty Amoeba's lighting the way with the eastern skyline in the background

Trips For Kids
, COMBA and IMBA all paired up for Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day! This was the first year i was able to help out and what a great time! Everything was organized and all the kids showed up smiling and ready to ride! After 4 brief workshops it was time to ride i was leading team Santa Cruz and was assigned a small loop of flat wide trails and i knew right away my group was ready for more, so we made quick work of this loop with one small hill to climb at the end and on to another loop that was more singletrack. I had a girl that rode on my wheel the whole way and she would not let me stop to take many pictures as this was about them riding!
One small creek crossing was a huge hit and almost everybody made it across! But everybody got a little wet!
Oh yeah that felt good on this warm morning! (photo credit Jake7)
This was my group and as ive said before kids rock!
Jonathan here missed the group shot, but this guy had some real spirit! And that is a kid who enjoyed his ride!

Then it was off for my sons game which he scored a hat trick in. won 7-1

Took one of our dads on the team up to 3 sisters for some afternoon singletrack. Seeing these trails from a new perspective is always a good time! John did great and was diggin it!

Fall is hanging on but soon the leaves will be gone and the season will change for a while. But memories of this weekend will likely hang on for quite a while!

Thanks for checking in. Looking forward to beanfeSSt this coming weekend!