Sunday, December 23, 2018
Back to Hawes to close out the week before I drive to Utah. Still feeling strong I feel like even after 100 miles this week I would happily pedal more miles, this was a great ride and onwards to Utah where I am now wishing I brought my bike as they are snowless and I am bikeless.......
I have been feeling particularily strong this week despite a head cold, this day was the worst of lack of sleep and sore throat with sinus issues, still I was charging into a beauitful morning ambitious for 20 miles and did so with great success.
Headed for mcdowell for an enjoyabe pedal around the place. I really enjoyed the time out there, I foget how nice it is on the return leg of this loop, very flowy and buff on the bluff and granite trail, loved it.
I am really enjoying the Horse trails, isolated, fast and flowy its my cup of tea. I put this loop together in my head and hoped for 20 miles and did so happily
OK getting into 2019 here shortly, I see my mileage is close to 3500 for the year so I packed on some miles this week before my trip to Utah to maybe make 3500 by the end of the year. Weather permiting I would bring my bike to Utah. This was a good way to start a nice start to the week with a beautiful mellow ride around the mountain, it never gets old, such a great mix of trail.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
So nice I loved it twice
Back for more of the Horse trails, did two laps of High horse and wild horse and dang it was good. There was no fridya ride since my kiddo was sick.
Gold Canyon Paradise
Very much enjoying Decemeber here in the desert, Gold Canyon was stuning as usual when it's not 120F and without rattlesnakes. Great ride
Triple H er HHH or HHHH
Well since I have been enjoying the heck out of Horse trails I have not sampled horse tale for way too long. Today was the day, the plan was to ride the three Horse trails now I call them Triple H Loop. It was a glorious ride into the desert with ambition and beauty around. I made rode my way over to the new horse tail trail. It started off good and mellow and then dipped in and out on narrow singletrack, some tricky singlespeed climbs but the trail was ridden and I enjoyed it very much East to West. It was easy breezy to the car and a very nice 20 miles in the desert on a Tuesday morning.
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Beauty of Friday
With some overnight rain Friday was the day to go out and reap the reward. The forecast called for overcast but the sun was gloriously shining through beautiful stormy clouds creating quite the scene. Mixed up the loop and enjoyed a refreshing mix n match, closed out the week on a beauitful one for sure!
Rain was in the valley Thursday, I was ready for it and luckily it never got me while I was out there, the moody weather was a nice sight, the riding was great and actually quite warm. I rode a standard loop, not very exciting but mission accomplished.
New Chainfruit trail
Just down the road Usery created the chainfruit trail, I have ridden the new trail next to it as well Lost Sheep, but wedndsday was the day to go test it out. Not expecting much I had a good rip up and down the mountain and over to the new trails, unsure of my loop entirely I went for Chainfruit, nothing more than expected other than cozy pretty trail. Then down Lost Sheep and then some filler miles and back to Chainfruit and up Lost Sheep and onwards to the vehichle happily.
Temperatures took a dip and thoroughly enjoying wearing warmer clothing and still being so warm during a ride in the middle of winter in shorts and a long sleeve shirt. I don't ever wear gloves but I must say I have enjoyed wearing them last ride and this one. I rode a standard Hawes loop happily on a great morning.
Here we are, into December and it's cruising fast! The weather has been fantastic, the riding quite good and all things. I saw a ew section of trail people were riding last weekend so I went out to see what it was like. I parke and had a loop in mind, it turned out it was quite good loop as I rode The NRA trails to High Horse which was soooo good riding in the other direction which was alot more fun. Then I returned on Wild Horse happily on a marvelous desert morning. I located the new Scorpion trail and off I went, it was a mild Downhill trail with some berms dips and turns, by the end of it I was hoping for a new return trail which is in the works I hear, I returned back up it and then passed my car to add up a 15 mile Monday morning jaunt. New trail was good for what they have to work with, high horse is where the $$$ is at in my opinion.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Very cool and cloudy after a bit of rain on friday, trail was dust free, body was just fine, I had multiple plans in my head for friday ride, it all crumbled when I got lazy and ended up just completing a happy loop and I felt fullfiled and headed home complete for the week.
Mine with a view
I finally talked myself into breaking away from the repetitive routes and headed up to Mine in Hawes. Nice views and change of trail for that little stretch, enjoyed it quite well.
Beauty and quiet
Headed for Gold Canyon for a great spin, took a little different approach on an older route I took, brought back some memories to where I was in my head at the time, mostly when I went Low Carb diet and bonked hard on a few rides, happy to be out pedaling and the trails all to my greedy self :)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Feeling stronger than normal but still trying to avoid the crowds I relucantly headed for Usery area with plans to hit the Mountain. I was pleasntly surprised to not come across another person on the stretch up and down the mountain also it was a welcome flow machine of sweet! I very very much enjoyed this ride and contemplated riding more but my grocery list and lunch was calling :)
Ready for new week
OK Thanksgiving is past us and onwards to the new year, I am thankful to be living in the desert right now, the weather is perfect, the trails are snow free and I am still comfy in my shorts and t shirt. Spendng so much time in the heat I really am enjoying this bit before it gets crazy again. Body and mind were feeling good and this was a great spin.
Saturday I was more than down for the last ride of the week, I was told not to show off so time and location was to be along the normal and I was just fine with that. I Headed for Hawes and hit the road up to the goods of the DH. The rest was history, surprised I didn't encounter all that many people out there, one group of 8 or so but other than that it was smooth sailing :)
Friday, November 23, 2018
Lovely cloudy pedal
Thanksgiving day has arrived and I happily got the go ahead to hit the trails running. I went for Gold Canyon so I could have some peace and quiet and it was a sucess! the hikers were in full force at the parking lot but they all take one trail which is nowhere near mine so gold canyon was as good as mine! Great ride, and great dinner!
Ok onwards to Wednesday, I wasnted to travel further since my son was under good care but I still felt like I might be taking advantage of the situation so I went with something that would keep me out of trouble. Expecting hawes to be very busy it turns out it really wasn't bad at all. I had different plans for the ride but changed them as usual as I felt lazy partway thru. Fantastic ride though, felt good and strong!
Grocery List Distraction
It was another nice day for a nice ride, my mind was massively distracted by a grocery run which was good and bad, good because it's kind of boring on the same old trails and instead of my ind wandering it was going over the thanksgiving menu. Great ride and so glad I can ride year round I think I will miss it when I am gone from this desert.
Thanksgiving week is upon us, not that iit really changes much on my schedule but it certainly got off to a good week. Gold canyon was my shred victim on a crisp cool green desert morning. Great ride and looking forward to my inlaws coming to visit and share the holidays.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Off but kind working
Whta a beautiful morning to be out on the trails, unhappy to say my mind was in shambles and I never got into the ride but mission was accomplished.
Hawes of 20
20 miles and little drive time and crowd was on my mind for Thursday, so I settled for Hawes. The choice was fine and it did for a ride and got those 20 miles.
good not great
With the holiday monday and kiddo field trip tuesday I took a few extra days off the bike. Wednesday I was anxious to get back on dirt, but wasn't as rewarding as I was hoping...... good ride still
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Beauty of a mornng to roll in the 3,000 miles club again! So fortunate and so grateful to all that comes my way, what a great year it has been on and off the bike.
Great Hawes Rip
Feeling pretty good on this one, felt fast and composed more than normal, the awards say different but I did enjoy this one, also fixed my front brake and it sure is nice to have it back working again!
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