Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Boulder dashing

I did my ritual saturday morning and then dropped down for a go on Gidro, I ran into Lauren at the top and she told me that long aaited boulder dash was open. I somehow decided to try it out for some reason. Had to walk a few features but it is a sick trail, I would like a full suspension for it though, so someone buy me one! Right now I want a trek fuel. After that thrill I went to the river and enjoyed some lush greenery, made for a reat different morning on the bike.

Bomb averted

Going about my normal playing around on Hawes when I started to feel a clicking, I brushed it off as something tht ight go away shortly but as it didn't I went in to tkae a look and low and behold a plate was snapped on the quick link, which is in my opinion a ticking time bomb. I am so so so so glad I found it, I remember last year was my worst experience snapping one and sending my knee into the stem. It was a nice quick fix and I was back up and running and very happy about that!

Last Gold

I was in desperate need for something different so I took that exit that headed toward that wonderful place known as Gold Canyon. Since it's spring and warming up the snakes are always plenty here but some reason I felt like this was the place for todays ride. I must say GC is absolutely marvelous right now, it's literally like a garden at every turn, hard to believe the burn of summer is so close when it's this nice out.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Ride with MIles!

So the stars alligned! I got Miles to meet me at Hawes Sunday. Not something I do with a ride on Sunday but the occasion called for it. I use to ride with Miles a decade ago, he has always been wicked fast and I wasn't really worried since he was at the mercy of following my stank janky butt around. He was on a stumpjumper fsr, one of my dream bikes. He had no trouble what soever keeping up on climbs, on the downs I was able to gain distance between us but I slowed down so we could ride close, I had him take the reins on the cactus garden climb. It was so so so fun to have someone to ride with, I forgot how fun it is to ride with someone with the right abilities. I was sad for the ride to end, but we did a solid sampler of Hawes and I think he really enjoyed it. Made me miss CT alot and hope I move back east one day.....mayeb we can all ride again, might try this year to get a ride in with the old group if I can, they still kick my trash, but they're good dudes. Thanks for coming Miles!

Crossing country

Was feeling like a changeup, so it was a dose of new stuf and then off to riverview for some peace and solitude, it did not disapoint. I then had to make my way somewhere so I started climbing towards cactus garden, then onto pavement and connected the dirt and that was indeed a nice mix up at Hawes. Ride with Miles tomorrow!


JUst another shred session at Hawes, an old ride buddy Miles is headed to AZ, might connect for a ride!


Nice and cool, snow in the high country, warm sun, desert winters are indeed glorious, but coming to an end shortly.....

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Lets goooo

Got my work all done for the week and got a great ride in the morning and then we packed up and headed for a snow adventure up in Munds park to celebrate LuAnns birthday! I really don't mind the break in riding anymore, which is really good so I can really relax.

OK ok

I managed to talk my wife into a Tuesday evening ride which are the best! The kid caught wind of it and wanted to go, that was fine so we hit the paved trail he likes and all was well.


I guess by now I burned off most my mental issues and 5k of climbing can do that, kept coming close to 5k rides this year but I wasn't putting in the final effort, and usually short on time ya know, but finally got a 5k for Febuary I guess.


It was one of those very very wndy days on the trail, which is just fine it doesn't bother me. Everytime I left the ground I was quickly reminded not to, luckily I didn't eat any dirt.

Nice n cool

I had a really rough weekend after returing, alot of emotions were stirred up and I was not as happy as I would have liked to have been to be home. In a short story, I really don't like living in Gilbert AZ, its not bad, it's just not what I want. I thought I would have some relief by thursdays ride but I was still feeling depressed, oh well, life goes on.

CT Mountain BIking!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh man, the brother provided my old bike and the weather prevailed and I was off for a ride! It was sooo nice out and once I got pedaling I forgot how much I like that bike. All steel, all old, it felt so good under me also that 22t cog was amazing. I coud have rode all day but with only two days to spend with family I kept myself under control. Wish I went out the next morning but this was one and done for me.