Namrita realizing she didn’t take the best line. Apparently the majority does not rule. Lady can ride, and she has a customized gravity dropper on a SS; very few people can aspire to such things. Me looking cool. Gotta love those Midge bars! Relieved after cleaning the first hard stretch going up trail 40. Clearing…
"To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour."
Roading back this evening in the swiftening dark, it occured to me that I’ve only been riding the Karate Monkey for less than two weeks. Doing the math, I’ve only ridden it on dirt 7 times, 10 rides in total. Some of those have been exemplary, granted, but it’s a tribute I think to Surly…
Progess (towards the new year)
I have had a fantastic weekend. Thanks to Eddie and Namrita for riding and hanging out yesterday, and thanks to Phillip and Ariel for showing up unexpectedly. Good folks, good fun, good work, and good food and beer. No more can be requested. As an exclamation point, I had an excellent run this evening. 9…
-Enjoy the winter celebrations. We owe it all to the pagans anyway. -The cheesesteak bailed from his Powell adventure, so he and Ariel came down and we drank some tasty brew last night with… -Namrita and Eddie O’dea. Who were kind enough to let me show them around Granite basin in my idiosyncratic fashion. Great…
I’m jealous of the fun the CO crew is having. I love forceful weather, of any kind, but snow storms are the best. Lamentably, I live in the wrong state.
This is where the pain starts
Psychological training at its finest: especially in the dark, I’ll know its there.
Today was an excellent day. I’ve just felt better and better as the day went on, and got in a good 1.5 hour exploratory ride this afternoon. Headed up an old fire road, then up another, then off on a motorcycle trail up a wash….. Ended up traversing drainage heads, still on the moto trail.…
Back to work
This morning I work up with my normal first thought: damn I’m hungry. That hasn’t happened in three days, so I’m off to work again. Being sick makes me stir crazy, there isn’t much left to do in the house after the last two days. Now I can go enjoy winter.
I’ll have to devise some sort of retirement ceremony for my poor old, cracked, WTB. The new guy’ll look pimipin’. My bike is becoming a cliche.
Friday: Elden ride (last of the season)2 hours, 1.5k, awesome temps and crispy snow Saturday: Thunder Mtn (last of the season) and The Loop6 hours, 4.5k, two of the best trails of earth-gotta watch hydration in the cold (duh) Sunday: Kaibab snow and coffee with good people45 minutes horsing around on snowy fire roads on…