Saturday, July 31, 2021
Oh man, another incredible ride, there was a break in the weather and I got just an absolute splendid ride! Back into the clouds and laods of traction, wish I could push the bike harder but with parts shortages I am conserved. Every bit was distracting in beauty. I came across the first Gila Monster of the year, I got really excited and got a good video, he was quick to get out of my way and I was happy to share a moment with it. I did two laps of glory and I was on my way.
More moisture! Wow it's humid but worth it. My severely worn tires have no problem finding good grip anymore. The outlook for rain is looking very good this, week might even get rained out who knows. I mixed it up today, did a loop on RMR and then back up and down Gidro and hit road and trail to Pass Mountain. Was really refreshing, I can't even remember the last time I went up that side of Pass Mountain been a year or more. Might do this route again soon!
Rocked on out Tuesday morning to get some dirt before my wife heads for work. Some fresh rain over night provided some nice dirt, the not so nice humidity and bugs but oh well. I have been feeling a little slower these days and it shows too, but riding just as strong, never tired. Another great sunset in the desert as we head closer towards fall!
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
The skies have unleashed and heavy rains hit Thursday nigth leaving me with quite a nice treat for Fridays ride. The first order of business was RMR, so nice and fresh, I wasn'y pushing it just ejoying it safel, and I enjoyed that so much I went back up for another go, this time got moving pretty good 1/2 way down, felt great to push a little. These days I am so worried of injuring me or the bike that pushing isn't on the table since I got nothing to prove. Awesome ride!
The clouds are here! They brought the humidity too, it's amazing how quickly only AZ 50% huidity feels like 90% east coast I know so well. Absolute sweatfest and going up Alpe 3 times wasn't helping. I had tons of power this ride, I could have kept going and going, that was nice.
I was off on Tuesday, I get a window of time beofre my wifes work so got back to 4 rides a week. I was minding my business and in a split seconed I saw that rattler laid out across the trail as they love to do, even when the sun isn't even up. My heart went into panic and with no time to decide the best path was over it so bunny hopped it. Turned around and checked my legs, all clear. I hate how awkward it is use to bunny hop a rigid 29er but I can still do so thank goodness. Onwards with the ride which was great!
We has some wild weather roll in as a monsoon, it was a dusty wind event like I have never seen. The next day the carnage was evident, trees down on every block. The trails were just fine, they got some rain but were totally dry. The legs were in good order and around the mountain I went!
Sunday, July 18, 2021
I was minding my own business on the hgihway and then ran over a home depot bucket, I dragged it all the way to the trailhead and the jacked the car up and pulled it out, glad I could remove it from the roadway safely. I shave the night before and man my face burned on this ride! Stoked t have Hawes back open!
Another ride at SOMO with the restrictions in place, I could easily ride Hawes and probably will but I am forcing myself to ride some SOMO. I clibed up Mormon again, ran into a singlespeeder! He didn't head for geronimo but fun to see another on the hard stuff. Geronimo was fun, bike and body in tact, I cleaned 100%
Friday, July 16, 2021
Well up I went with 32x18 mormon/national was a sweatfest, nice for a change of scenery and riding. Corona was a little trickier than I remember last, hit few spots wrong and made things pretty sketchy. Very happy for a clean run and even got to see some peccary's.