Sunday, October 30, 2011

Its all worth it to me!

I received this email a while back thought id share it!: (hope the sender doesnt mind!)

Hey Kevin,

I wanted you to know, running into you guys on Green Mountain is the 3rd luckiest thing that's happened to me, after meeting my wife and moving to Colorado. And it's only after moving to Colorado because that's necessary for running into you guys. The Thursday night rides pushed me to be in the best shape of my life, by a very wide margin. I look forward to them every week, and I know I'd still be struggling with easy trails and walking anything remotely rocky without you guys as specs in the distance, showing me what's possible even without gears or suspension.

Thanks for making the TITS rides happen, it means a lot to me.


We got a nice short ride in last week and it was so enjoyable to have hirsch kicking ass and hanging on all the climbs- week before i was struggling to hold his wheel on a thursday night worlds at green mtn. I am not patting my back saying im fast because that is just not the case- the point im making is It is awesome to see people be determined and bust their ass and see the joy in their hard work and truly enjoying mtn biking! fuck n a!

put up an offer for a sat. morning ride and without details i was late, dragging and not feeling much up to riding. Rode with nick and a couple others for a bit and not wanting to be the bummer of the day- headed off on my own. (was great to run into you guys tho)
Head hurting and the gammut of emotions running wild i looked all around trying to find direction today. Sometimes a bit of trail can do that for me.
Conditions could not have been any better! And when i hit the CT - the world just came to complete silence- after the blasting of distant guns subsided. It was almost eery kind of quiet but with every pedal my head was feeling better and my focus was starting to clear up.

You cant change your tracks but you most certainly can steer a little better!

Coming down sandy wash today was pretty damn fun!

I am blessed with the people in my life- family and friends.

And dont look for the t.i.t.s. rides to disappear anytime soon because you guys keep me young! and as long as you keep coming and enjoying yourselves i'll keep em up! I have made SO many great friends through these rides! Thank you!

Monday, October 17, 2011


This is a post about beans:

Found this bean in Chicago while there for Cody's tournament
Whilst in Chicago i missed this beanfeSSt! bummed about that! but hey- had to go to my sons first AAA hockey tourney!

No this beanfeSSt- Yep must be beanfeSSt there is snow on the ground! How is Pablo so in tuned with mother nature!?
(not sure whos photo this is but i borrowed it from beanfeSSt thread)

So i threw out an idea for a beanfeSSt V 2.0 (with Pauls blessing of course) not entirely sure it would happen on my end. And with a few PMs looking for a buffalo creek tour guide the stars aligned and V2.o was now a reality!

I secured the normal camp spot!
And apparantly some people find the need to shuttle buffalo creek?
Like i said - securing our spot!

So some Boston folks showed up for a night ride and some camping! and more riding! Although none brought any gifts they did bring that fun, loud and genuinely good guys attitude!

5:00 pm arrival

Quick bike build-
Ok so we had a beer while they built! But they had and hour to cook dinner, consume beers, navigate to BC all while Dave maxed out the diesel engine of the RV climbing up 285!
And shortly after 5:30 a crew was set for a night ride!
(photo credit mGe stolen from pbr :) )

Up the CT !
They were all fast on the downs!
What a stellar night to ride and star gaze!

Who designs a ride that ends with a climb! well... me! But a nice campfire and some beers made it worth it!

So feeling guilty about this i came up with a plan- i would drive their RV down to 543 so they could finish with nice long downhill and start the morning with that descent they earned the night before!

So after a nice big breakfast(with more beans in the burrito) i sent them on down with bobby and i would catch up to them. Caught them up baldy and we made our way up to Raspberry Ridge and black jack

They enjoyed the black jack- cant wait to see their helmet vids.

Bid them fairwell and bobby and i made our way back up morrison trying to stay in the shade -it was pretty damn hot!

See you at the t.i.t.s. ride!