Monday, March 22, 2021
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.
Monday, March 15, 2021
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!
Friday, March 12, 2021
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.>
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
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
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!!!!!!!
Since we were already in the lot this was a perfect opportunity to hit Hi line. Robbie agreed to meet me in a lot in less than an hour. I pedaled up Hi line with excitement. The trail was about as I remember, my favorite part half way opens up on massive rocks. Then things get wild towards the end, I walked some bits obviously but happily me and the bike made it back the lt unscathed to see how Robbie was doing, I felt terrible I was riding solo.
Oooooooo wheeee round two! I have rode slim shady some time ago, but never in this direction, it was a ton of fun doing down! Technical with some bobsleds ad views galore. Then it opened up and we skirted the mountain with Hi line tempting just above. Robbie was starting to hurt a bit and then a bloody nose got him a bit spooked, on top of that his heart rate was doing funny things. We made it back to the car and Robbie wanted to opt out of the next ride.
The stars alligned and me and Robbie found ourselves at 6am headed up to Sedona for some riding! The first plan was to hit some mezcal and chuck wagone to get warmed up. It was blisful and pretty easy riding on 32x20 which I brought for day. I forget how beautiful Sedona is every time I see it, the place is off the charts! I was chasing a speedy Robbie around Mezcal and it was over too soon. We then hit up chuck wagon which was a first for me, after tightening my dropouts since I left them loose, phew that felt better! Chuch wagon was different but very enjoyable, especially the bits in the woods and streams! After 8 miles ride one was done and I was hungry for so much more!
Friday, March 5, 2021
I sure do love the access the new trails have given to go up and over hawes, we now have a solid but still tough Alpe and Goat. The views from up there are so impressive. I love this loop, I thre in an extra climb up alpe for an Irond goat run, greedy I know....but ready for ice cream. Came across a deceased goat or horse?