Friday, January 29, 2010

Winter's not so bad

While others were doing the BK 'stimulus' plan, I was playing desk jockey, lamenting a future of hotel excercise bikes on the east coast and Asia. So I bailed from work a bit early, kitted up and headed to the Zoo trail head, the steep sections were rough early, needed to be a bit colder. Actually road some moist dirt. Good fun ride overall.

Tomorrow (1/30) at 11 at the Glenwild trailhead, 3 hours of riding, a bit of pavement, a bit of snowy onetrack and who knows what else. MTB's a must...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

There, I said it...

I just don't like snowsports. not really. Oh, I'll go snowboard a few times a year, I'll even try skate skiing occasionally, but I don't really like it. It is partially about economics of time and cash. I get bored on the lifts, after 2 runs, I get bored on the runs. Skate skiing, well it is like learning to walk everytime I do it, I want to go fast and just can't, until I do, then I fall.

Oh, then people tell me to go AT/Split Board. Cash, like 2k to get into it, add that to a busy work schedule, travel for work, weekend trips to Southern Utah for dirt and the like, well, just not economic enough. Plus you know, death. Yeah death, yeah so I'm scared of dying, so what. I'm sure it is fun, I know it is a good work out, but really, I don't want to, for all the reasons above and more. The most recent reason to top it off is that it has turned into a ME TOO sort of thing, That in and of itself could be enough to keep me away.

I'm like that, contrarian, I can't help it.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Are due for Bumpin Bahrke, on yet another Olympic berth, get the gold this time.

For those who don't know, she used to race for Revolution and is the S.O. of the former shop owner.

Oh yeah, help her out by getting your coffee here.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

New place to ride in the Sun

Headed up to Jeremy ranch around 11am and took the road to east canyon, headed up east canyon for about a mile past the gate, snow was firm enough to ride. Probably coulda made it to the top, but was getting rather sweaty and decided to turn around, only icy in spots and fun to do power slides at slow speeds.

lots of funny looks from cars and hikers.

I tried to ride up the 24-7 trail, made it about 1/2 mile, the climbing was easy on the firm packed snow, but any downhill became sketchy, but fun. Need to hit that ride up more, @ 2 hours and 18 miles total.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Our bikes are covered with a fine reddish dust,

Lyna and I just got back from 3 days in St. George. Our first trip there together in a few years, her injuries and jobs have kept her away. We had a blast. Friday was a quick hour on prospector after a leisurely SLC departure. We rode a small section of the Church Rocks loop as well before heading back to the car. Saturday we did Barrel Roll, Sidewinder out and back and much of the Rim trail systems, 2 hours of fun. Sunday we rode with the Hypio's doing a never before done by me Bear Claw/Stucki/Wash/Bear Claw lollipop. Good fun and smiles all around.

The sun was shining, temps were in the mid 50's, trails were in great shape and EMPTY. We Saw Chuck and Greggy G Sat and Sun, but very few others, Rico was down there, but never saw him, he blew us off on Sunday.

This winter/spring should be interesting for training. Travel for work is ramped up again, Philly in a week, Phillipines in Feb. Hotel exercise bikes here I come!!.

Signed up for the Whiskey 50 and the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde (Duo with Lyna) spreading our race experience wings this year, grass roots, out of state is where it is at.