Friday, April 16, 2021

Hot and Dry

I pouted Saturday about getting a ride and got my way eventually and off I went into the hot mid day sun. I felt good and strong out there, it was hot but sweat just dried faster so I couldn't tell very much!

Hawes cirus

Hawes on Friday after a new trail opens I should have known better, quite the circus out there but all happy people enjoying bikes. I tore up the new trail and passed quite a few along the way, then up some twisted sister action and a little stinger action, awesome!

Two today rat ta tat tat

Spun around the mountain, after a week off the bike it felt great to get out! I took the ong way around and found two snakes along the way. One on riverview I pissed off and another on fence who just killed his lunch trailside.

Riparian rip

Another run around the crops and then shot up to the riparian, a nice touch, but very busy there.

Lets make it work

So my lovely wife has passed the boards and took a job in Phoenix for now. I was asked to stay near the house so if there was an emergency with Landon I would be nearby. Lucky for me theres alot of dirt and gravel path around so I went out to hunt a loop down. It was not exciting but better calories burned than calories ate.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

SOMO

Well I had the intention of getting out to Corona and so I did Thursday. Doing so on 32x18 is not great but better than changing gearing just for a ride so I deal with it. I had a clean run down Coronoa, I didn't even drop my post. I then used up soem time speeding around desert classic bits, good ride, extremely busy, I saw it all on that ride....

Super tuck into the wind

Well it was one windy day on Wednesday, nothing to do but deal with it robbing my horsepower. GReat ride still!

3 ridges

Tuesday I set off with the idea of all three ridges. Alot got done on RMR and it's almost complete, this wekeend it's now open. Anyway it was a nice go down it, I still can't decide if I like it more or less than the other new trails but this was going to be a good test. After RMR I had a pedal back up, legs not as speedy as expected but strong none the less. I was following horse hoofs and poop and hoped I wouldn't run into the geniuses. Sure enough I saw them on the Iron Goat DH and couldnt wait. I thought I could beat them to the hairpins easily, I was wrong...... I rode behind them for 5-10 minutes as they would not let me pass knowing well I was there. I cut them off on a hairpin and thanked them for not letting me by, I was heated. Then backup for one more climb and a nice ride down High ridge until I saw those rings of a rattle snake tail, this on went right under my foot and I was like great here comes the hospital, it all happened so fast, luckily I didn't get bit, I turned around and got it off the trail and got a pic, first one of the season for me 3/30. Nice loop for alot of work under 2 hours!

Crop dusting

Well my wife went on a job interview which was great news, for me not so much, I was to be homebound so I could be near to the kiddo if for some reason he had an issue with school. So I rode round the neighbrhood which I am fortunate enough to have quite a bit of dirt roads and such to roll around. A bit over n hour of that and it was back to the house and get some stuff done.

Friday, April 2, 2021

STeel reserves

I closed up the week on the belltown. I forget how different it feels every time but in a good way, it's always ejoyable to get back on it fortunately. I did a double ridge sandwich and ran down to high horse and made my way back, great week of 5 rides!

Clouds

Clouds and great weather for the end of March, the heat is barreling in next week and I am dreading it. Beautiful ride, did a pretty demanding one, I felt 2500ft climbing by the end of it, not that I didn't have more in the tank thought!

Wheres Robbie

I was thinking about my buddy Robbie I met last year as I was at SOMO. The last time we rode here was down Geronimo where we flipped a rock for geronimo or National. He has been busy lately and we haven't rode much or this winter but last summer we did lots. Anyway he moved for his job and I was missing our good times on South Mountain. It was a good run down Geronimo, always happy when theres no icnident and bike holds up.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Healthy serving

Clouds rolled in and the weather has been very good for March. I went up on Iron Goat and then headed for Twisted Sister. The Ocotillo has turned color on us, looks like fall, I wish it was!

Monday, March 29, 2021

50 sticks 0 snakes

Nice way around the mountain, threw in some scorpion stuff, I like this even better, yummy yum!

Monday, March 22, 2021

She said 30 I did 90

Still battling my head cold I bravely went for friday spin. I was anxious and did more than I should but did double ridge and a nice run down some other stuff, so glad to get out but still feeling like poops.

River check and RMR

I got wreckless and headed for RMR, found out it's still quite a bit from done in the top section. The rest was great, I must say my intitial impression doesd not have e favor it over iron goat or high ridge. That might change once it's done. I went down to the river after and found it still far from green, looking forward to seeing it in its prime soon. I was fighting a head cold that I am losing, it's uncomfortable and the whole house has it already and I guess it's my turn.

Merica!

Was out on the Hawes and on riverview I got buzzed by a heli and shortly after 3 more flew over the rive for quite the scene. Love the military! Oh yea the ride was great!

Spring break

Well Landons and somes spring break. I decided to go for the new segment I made. Turned out a good time, ran into a group of 10 or so collee kids on lower Gidro, that was surprising.I guess I set a pretty good time we will see if it holds up.

Monday, March 15, 2021

90s dance mix

Enjoyed some great trails to some good tunes. I must say I always have a few tunes in my head and after singing out out loud the other night we watched a few songs the real mccoy and that brought on 90s into the pandora.

Up the sista

Plan was to throw some tiwsted sister into te mix, so a ride down iron goat and then set off for Twisted sister. So glad to have my bike and everything in working order, our finances are so tight right now I wish I could order a new frame. I can't help but want the new Salsa or a fuse, or chameleon!

Stormy and I like it!

Oh man, the clouds are in th distance, it was quite a bit in the distance but sure was nice out there!

Friday, March 12, 2021

Dirty loop

Heating on up again.... at least the most effort part is done in th begining so I can keep my sunglasses on. I love this loop, it's becoming a habbit and I am good with it! When will RMR open! This ocotillo in the picture is always glowing, I couldn't capture its full glow but it gives you the idea, waiting for the poppies to come in.>

Hey clouds ova here!

It sure is getting spicy out, there were some clouds in the distance and I desperately wish they'd pay me a visit. Great ride on the steel beast, I took it down Iron goat and it didn't skip a beat.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

River with a view

Riverview was the plan and I got cracking, my legs were uphased by Sedona and I deeply missed it but happy to be riding. I must say the trails felt butterly smooth compared to Sedona for sure! With lots of gas this was complete in no time and thoroughly enjoyed.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Chapel/broken arrow/high hog/ hog heaven

Robbie was still not feeling so hot so it was another one for me. I started at the chapel ona very tough climb, it got alot better once on broken arrow. Then onto High hog was brutal, some challenging terrain. I walked some bits and rode most, nice trail and it mellowed once onto hog heaven and it was over too soon. I was down for more riding but I think it was time to call it a day since Robbie was not feeling 100% and I felt bad. What a day!!!!!!!