Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Sunday, August 22, 2021
So I sent my bike in last week for some spoke tension work, so I was kind of excited to get on the Belltown for something different. It felt super good back on it, it's humid as crazy but cloud cover was in my favor Wednesday. I made it up to the top of Alpe faster than usual, maybe those 175mm cranks speed me up eh. I will say the bike is sooooo squeaky! I rode som RMR and then up Twisted Sister, some ruts but not from tires.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Uggghhhh the first one was on before sun rise on Goat, then a really close call on RMR, ran me off the trail and I popped off in a safe spot, it was pissed, I wasn't feeling much different. I pedaled on and back up the ridge where I got the bright idea to drop into cactus garded and make my way around. I knew it was going to add 30 minutes but to have RMR, Gidro and Twisted sister in one ride it was stoked on the effort. It wasn't all that bad either when I was all said and done, came across yet another rattler and a confused Saguaro in full bloom mode!
Called this one Beaut and I meant it, some of the ocotillo are starting to signal fall with some color changing leaves, a little early but bring it on! The rest of the desert is glowing and dirt is good. Body and bike are great, I can ride forever just not very fast by my standards. Life is good!
Its pretty sticky out there still but man the rain has been great, the desert is soooo green, it brought out this snakey fella on a sketchy section, so glad to run into anything that's not a rattler. Picked up some trash as usual on my way out, still trying to make a difference.
Monday, August 9, 2021
Oh man I was sliding all over the place going up Alpe, it's time for new tires! I was making so much racket going up I am sure the people in front of me where wondering what the heck was going on. Also got a nasty little creak I got to get to work on after putting a new chain on.