Archive for October, 2013

part2

Posted: October 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

Maybe I should just stick to Facebook.   Trying to keep up with this page is sometimes trying.  Especially when all you want to do is ride a bike after work, run the dogs and relax a bit before bed.

Vacation went well for this but was too short.  A month or two would have been better.   Crested Butte was cold at night but nice during the night day.  Unfortunately the CB Classic was canceled due to weather– a first.

So now it was a fly fishing and cycling trip as the trails the first few days were snowy and muddy.  IMG_6120370265066

in A Taylor Park we did a dirt road ride in with the dogs.IMG_5953024256765

After a couple of days on the Taylor river we headed to Crested Butte proper.

pulled into the Visitor Center parking, unloaded the bike and hit the first loop of what would have been this year’s CB 100

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next year this loop will be fun with 70 other riders to ride with.

vacation ended, now it’s back to work

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No Coco, injuries, new fat bike pt1

Posted: October 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
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So, maybe I shouldn’t make long range race plans. Every time I do something goes awry.  I had my mind set on the Coconino 250.  The motivation was there,  the legs were there, gear complete,  bring it on.  Then I crashed hard.  Stupid mistake that landed me in the ER with stitches on my face and left hand.Image

This did the most damage because I had to take 3 weeks off the bike and due to the injury I lost a lot of grip strength.  I decided Coco was a no go.

Post recovery I had a new bike to pick up and a friend from Indiana coming out for his annual pilgrimage to the land of beer and cycling.  Vacation. 

First stop was hereImage

Then it off to Colorado Springs to visit Borealis Bikes and pick up the new Yampa carbon Fat Bike.  Adam, Steve, and all were a group of guys that really enjoy what they are doing, bringing a kickass, carbon fat bike to the market first. I got to ride a few demo models including Adam’s personal 21lb carbon rimmed tricked out beauty.  All this while I had a tire on the Airstream that was on the verge of total destruction replaced by the nearby Goodyear tire shop.

 

It was off to see Garden of the Gods and take the new bike on its maiden voyage. Image

Somewhere in the ultra short 4 mile ride I picked up a thorn that produced a slow leak that had me airing up each morning, tubeless was going to have to wait til after vacation 

Crashing

Posted: October 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Crashes happen. No one likes them (I hope not at least). I have a major crash yearly. Not boasting, it happens. Pushing the comfort boundary. Sometimes a little to far.