Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Thanks

Closed out the week with another crazy early morning ride, legs and mind felt pretty good on this one, I would expect the opposite after a riding 70 miles so thank you.

Beautiful and easy

Desperation opted for an early morning Friday ride, it was beautiful and easy not a bad way to start the day.

Quiet San Tan

Another dandy ride at San Tan, all the people have cleared out of there with the heat, granted it's not too hot this week but I noticed the snowbirds must be in the shade or went back to the midwest.

Still Hate The Desert

A ride at South Mountain as it is now in the rotation for Tuesdays, good place to carry some speed with ease, I should probably ride some other trails there, but feeling lazy as things heat up.

Slow Mo

Another ride feeling like a slug and not too motivated in the beginning, that feeling didn't change all too much on the loop. I was glad to get it under my belt and did feel good half way thru, I think I need fresh meat.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Rising Sun

After a late night with a very sick wife with a Migraine, After a few hours of sleep my eyes popped open right at 4:30, I told myself I was likely not to ride but when they opened my mind starting thinking about riding so off I went. I needed no light for this start which was right at 5am, I guess that's the new thing as summer is upon us. It was quite nice out as far as temperatures go, it's always nice not to have the sun around beating you down. The body was doing good and my hour was up just a little too soon. Good week and don't look forward to dealing with the next one in the rising temperatures.

Before the Fiery Heat

The 100s are coming fast, I felt like going early to avoid the heat, so I did so. It was good and easy out there and enjoyed a beautiful sun rise and then escaped to the house for cover.

A slow warm up

Still nice out there for now but the sun was back and sun screen is out. This one started off quite terrible, my legs were somewhere else for the first 10 minutes and I just kept at it and they warmed up and then I felt quite good

Moving and Grooving in the cool

With wonky legs and lazy mind I went for South Mountain on the last coolest day for a very very long time. It was in the 70s! Again nothing wild to report here just moving and grooving.

Still very nice out

Monday was unusually nice out and so were the trails for me. I decided to run around San Tan and did the usual, nothing special

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Gotcha

Out EARLY Saturday morning as the normal, got to admit I was looking forward to the cool darkness without the heat dial turned up. It was a good ride, Had an owl on the trail, not sure if he was injured or my light blinded his night vision. Either way it was really cool to get so close and get a picture.

Rough Start Great End

Morale was low as I pedaled in Thursday for a ride at Usery, I just wasn't feeling that great, none the less I just kept pedaling on one trail at a time and by midway I had my legs back and was feeling great.

SOMO Tues

Still looking to take it easy it was South Mountain for Tuesday, happy trails out there, sun is getting bright and warm, thinking I could switch to more 5am rides this summer if I feel like it, for now I will deal with the blasting of the sun with sunscreen.

One Desert for another

With legs not very phased from the weekends backpacking adventure I was out Monday with some free time and ready to ride. I went for Usery for a simple easy ride, ended up turning the cranks pretty hard out there, I guess 6 days off the bike was what the body wanted.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Slum Valley Boys

Again with time on my hands Ryan wanted to go for a ride so I dipped into another double ride, another nice cool one to enjoy before the HEAT comes.

Same Loop More People

Back to San Tan for some strange reason, same loop, more people......

Clouds!

With time on my hands I went out for a 2nd ride, I might have enjoyed this one even more, it was cool and cloudy and those are rare things in April! Also I only have two days to ride this week due to heading out of town for a desert backpacking trip.

San Tan busy and pretty as usual

Monday was a day for San Tan, I have not been there in awhile and really did't miss it much but since I have not renewed my pass yet I found 2$ and headed over there. I was thinking of 2 hours but was filled up after 90 minutes. It was nice out, certainly busy out but all was well.

Calm Cool and Not Collected

Very very very nice weather, it got almost 100F the other day and now back into 70F for a high, this is the last of it for sure though! All was well but my mental game was off.

Silver Fox

All fun and games on Thursdays ride, feeling good and feeling really good about the bike!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Belltown Shakedown!

IT'S HERE! I got the headset in and brakes figured out and wham o here it is! I can say it rode super solid, everything about it is fantastic, no fancy build or anything but I am in love with it.

Round Hawes

Monday, a ride around Hawes Mountain, it was good, uneventful but successful, this time I opted for the regular route and not High Horse.

Back to AZ

With surprisingly fresh legs I went out Saturday morning before the family arrived on plane to the old trails. Nothing too crazy here just a ride under the warm sun. I am getting very close to getting the Belltown frame all suited up for riding, I can't wait to test it out.

Flagstaff Stopper

Well I had a nice easy ride back to AZ, it was just me and the dog again so of course my mind was on a a ride where I could safely stuff the doggy in the backpack again. I absolutely loved the idea of riding Flagstaff area, I knew Campbell Mesa already and found it would be easy off the highway and easy on me and the dog. We headed in for a fast and twisty ride through the pines in a nice breeze. It was absolutely outstanding out there, I loved it, dog didn't seem to mind. The car ride back into AZ was surprisingly smooth and nice as well. I guess were back and looking forward to the next adventure.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

CT dude shred

The Final ride came and it was with my friend Jason. We pedaled around Corner Canyon and did a mighty fine job enjoying it too! Good riding with Jason, he sure can keep up.

Eagle Shred

My kiddo had a play date with his cousins and I was not in need so off I went for a nearby ride. I could have easily gone to Corner Canyon but opted to explore some more Eagle Mountain. It's low valley floor riding but it's plenty good. There has been some new trails out there so I planned to figure some good riding. The goal was accomplished and mighty happily :)

1st one for Utah

I got my shot and was dropped off at Corner Canyon while my wife was enjoying some time with her friends. Luckily in a way Utah has been dry so there was plenty of trails to hit. I went with the usual, up to the top and a run down Ghost Falls to start it off. It was absolutely killer let me tell you! I made my way back up for more and the headed over on shoreline and into Dimple Dell all the way to the dinner spot R&R BBQ for one heck of an evening!

Vegas baby

Well I was Vegas bound with a bike and a dog, I thought my doggie would fit in my backpack and turns out he did, I found a place with very mellow trails and with excitement I put rubber down for a good ride. It started off wide and buff and then went to narrow single track with nice views and easy pedaling. The last trail was most demanding and most MTB built, enjoyed the fresh air and stretching the legs so great success!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Before Utah!!!!!!

One last early morning spin before the departure for Utah!!!!!

New High Horse Trail

New tires on the new High Horse trail. Nothing fancy on the new trail, its nice but I think I prefer the old trail

MOrningness

Nothing wild here, a nice early morning