Wednesday, June 30, 2021
I set off with some new trails in mind, particularily Zooropa and Fang and crest view. It was a delightful ride up anns and holy crap was zooropa fun! My favorite built DH trail so far. The onto Fang it was nice in and out of the trees and very comfortable ups and downs, I forgot I was on the south side of the mountin since it feels just like the north side. I was really impressed with that trail. The onto long view, a purpose built mellow uphill trail that goes on for awhile and very enjoyable. My legs were toast but I clibed up to Jacobs anyway. That was one long deserved descent! Ghost falls still my all time favorite DH! What a great loop!
As always I get excited to return back to the Corner trails, it always felt like home and once it was just 5 minutes from the trails. I decided to hit the classic with Ann's and rattler/hollow climbing and ghost/rush DHs. They never ever disapoint, I threw in jacobs ladder for good measure. Ahhhh that was pure bliss!
Sunday, June 27, 2021
I made great time on my drive, I left home about 4:45am and rolled into Spanish Fork about 3pm, I gathered some itiems we needed and dropped them off and headed for the trails! I had some time before LuAnn and Landon came in by plane. I went for Payson Canyon to ride the lower trails. It was stinking hot, but I was on cloud 9 out of AZ. It was as I remembered it and figured out the network a little more each time, my favorite spot is the wooded downhill trails, orange gate, noah, etc... I went out on a trail I haven't yet, nothing wild but nice out an back. I was a sweaty mess, more than even UT, I dipped my head into the canal and it was asbolutely refreshing! Next time I will bring a change of clothes and go for a swim after a ride. I got two hours in and went looking for food
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The morings are still pretty comfortable, excessive sweat as usual with heavy climbing but as long as your moving it's not too bad. Desperate for some woods, that fill is on it's way in Utah next week, not the cool down I was looking for but some new sights and sounds are severely welcomed.
Friday, June 4, 2021
I found myself on the higway making the split second decision and headed off to Gold Canyon to brave the wilds of Gold Canyon in hopes of not finding any snakes in my path, It was refreshing to get out of the usual spots, I noticed this year the trails are not grown in at all like last year, good for seeing critters. All was going mighty well, I really enjoy starting off with Cow Pies, on a little punchy climb I felt a pop. Lookeed around and found my axle had snapped. I scratced my head and thought of the fastest way out on foot, which would take easily an hour to get back, I was right next to a dirt road that was a perfect escape, I decided to try it out with my weight on it. Amazinfly I pedaled out very carefully, knowing if it came out it would not be good. I was extremely grateful to make it almost to the car and on the pavement the axle slipped out 3-4 times and I walked the last few minutes. I wasn't bugged much by the mecahnical, replacement on the way.