Saturday, April 30, 2022
Sooooo I saw the super d route and it was right up my alley. Gidro is my jam, so I went about a nice long way around the mountain to enjoy climbing alpe and not cactust garden ofcourse. I had an appointment at 11:30 so I was rushing long before the trail. When I hit Gidro I pushed a bit, still not as hard as I could but enough to have a good time. Turns out I did might good, I was top 10 which was kinda nutty out of 170+ people and I did it without suspension! Once my arm was done being sore from patting myself on the back I was ready for the long course and probably will end there.
The #ilovehawes races are back, this time with lots of great options. The short course was a great way to kick it off. I started in the dark, maybe a disadvantage since the first 15 minutes are downhill, I didn't really care since I don't care about racing but wanted to see how I did. I gave it a pretty good effort and got soem PRs so I must have been at least pushing harder than normal. After that was done, I added 25 more miles of sweet trail!
I tightened up my crank, headset and thru axle and man, new bike! Felt great having it back solid again, I have to tighten the headset every month for some reason maybe a rigid thing but never the skewer or crank. How about them palo verdes! Driving my allergies nuts but so pretty!
Oh my goodness I went to Sedona! Funny things was I was announcing it on and off out loud to my wife to warm her up to the idea. We were at the splash pad with the kiddo and I was told to go get dumped on by the cold water buckets, I said I will if I cna go to Sedona! It was fun to do anyway but I got the ok! It took a few weeks to pull it off as things kept popping up. But one glorious morning I rolled up. Parking was madness but I got lucky and eventually found a spot. I did not have much of a plan other than to hit hi line and figure the rest out. It was a little messy with no plan but I kind of liked it. I am familiar with hi line so after that I crossed the stream which felt glorious on my feet! The it was onto Carrol canyon and this time I opted to try Herkenham which was a lesson learned, skywalker is so much better! Then I was into West Sedona with the thought of chuck wagon or mezcal but I am so familiar with them so I decided to head for a route to grand central in the Adobe jack area. I rode Girdner for a first time, that was actaually really great and just what I wanted. From there the thunder mountain looked interesting and least amount of road to get to grand central. Thunder mountain was tough, technical but so so so good! I eventually made my way onto grand central after what seemed like forever. Turned out it was just ok, might need to try adobe jack next time. Then I was so tempted to ride hangover but I was just about out of time. I rode a bit of pavement to speed up getting closer to my vehichle and then choose some trails from there. I picked made easy breezy for a nice easier route and then climbed up ht trail to llama. Llama was great, and just what I needed to finish off my short time I had in Sedona. The smells were amazing I must add, and the sight and sounds, I forget how nowhere else on the planet is like Sedona! So blessed!
Friday, April 15, 2022
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
My wife hasn't been feeling well so I kept this one short. I didn't mind that at all, enough time to burn some energy and shred some trail. A border collie came at me at the top of Alpe, not cool...... I moved my foot as he ran at me and bit at me. That's a first.