22 April 2009


Big snow, not in our yard, but on the trails. Almost 5' at friends' house in Coal Creek Canyon, almost 4" here in Lakewood. Had to resort to pedaling the Steamroller around the past 2 days.....man, riding on the road is boring! And here in the USA, scary & dangerous. Enough whining, let's rock...
Tomorrow, Fruita has dry trails & I will ride them.

16 April 2009

Pre-blizzard spin

All forecasts point to huge piles of snow in the next few days. Insert frown here. Decided to wheel out to Centennial Cone, since I thought this might be my last chance to hit it up since they are closing Mayhem Gulch over the summer, & I refuse to drive an extra 20 minutes to get to one of the other trailheads. It turned out to be a lovely day with the best trail conditions I think I've ever experienced there.

Me at the rocky high point of the ride.

Troy wheeling along. 

Felt pretty good, does that mean I might be getting in shape? 22 miles with 4,500' (unsure if that is correct) of joy.

12 April 2009

Slashed & trashed

Headed out w/Steve yesterday to roll through Green Mt, but more specifically to get over to Dakota Ridge to play in the rocks. Our day didn't turn out too well. First hill we head up & his chain blows. I thought this was a bad sign since we were heading towards a bigger hill at the moment. Got there & I hear him yell....yep, ride done & walking time.

Steve headed back, half-walking, half-coasting & I rolled up Zorro, dabbing on that stinking left-handed switchback, which I've cleaned smoothly only 1 or 2 times so far. Hung a left & rolled through the techy stuff, fun as usual, following another large rider, who showed some nice skills, and a few lines I didn't notice before.

Popped out on the road & rolled up o the other side to notice that my goop was starting to leak outta the sidewall of my WTBWWLT, I noticed it when I Stan'sed the tire & was hoping this wouldn't happen. Wouldn't hold up at all, so called home for my saviour to scoop me up on the way back home.

The rain kicked in today, so I blew off the spin I wanted to do. Did enjoy some Affligem while enjoying the Paris-Roubaix. I caught a pretty good buzz, so the day wasn't a total loss.

09 April 2009

That's a nice pair......

Had MikeC build me a rear wheel last year. Ebay & Craigslist sales of late increased my PayPal account enough to get the matching front finally done.

Here 'tis mounted & ready to roll.

The dirt beckons!

Ummmmmmmm, yeah.

Back on this thing........finally got out for a pedal yesterday after about 3 weeks off the bike, and following a nasty virus that had me in bed last week. Wheeled outta the garage at 3:50 - headed to Bear Creek park via Stonehouse & did about 2 laps. Made all the climbs, but skipped 'Granny's Grunt'? on the 2nd, cuz I still had about 10miles to get back home. Arrived back at the pad at 7:30 and boy, do my legs hurt!

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