Good times in Telluride last week. As sson as I get through playing catch-up with city life, I'll write something about it. Until then, close your eyes and pretend you just rode fiftteen miles in the rockies and had a helluva great time.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Can’t stand the heat, Get out and stop bitchen. Shawnee Mission Mayhem happened. The course was sweet and the temps were off the chart.
My morning started out with packing up the Burley trailer with a cooler full of ice cold water, beer and my riding gear. I live about a mile from the race venue so I thought it only appropriate to ride as opposed to drive. The real kicker to this idea however is the Ogg Road hill coming up from Midland. This is one bad-a$$ hill; the kind that separates the Men from the Manimals. It’s a long climb that gets steeper as you go, and at just when you think it’s over you turn a bend only to see it steepen for another 100 yards. If you want to get strong, do hill intervals here. If you want to blow-up, ride your single speed pulling a trailer full of beer and water.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Had a killer ride on Sunday (as you loyal fans now knowingly observe as Dirt Church) with my Cousin Brad at Swope. It was blazing hot but we had a killer time riding all that is Swope. Phase 4 is a great addition with some drops, bumps and flowing single track. We were the first car in the lot and when we left there were 20. Swope IS a big deal. Get there, ride and enjoy.
Sunday it's going to be over 100 degrees. I suggest you all get your fat asses over to Shawnee Mission Park for the Sunday afternoon weight-loss program, also known as Shawnee Mission Mayhem. I know I'll be there, because I tend to do battle best in the dire pit of hell, and this race and the forcasted weather might just serve it up good. Hope to see you there!
Here's the course...looks prime!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
|Dave and Burnsey enjoying a hike at the Shambala Mountain Center|
4th of July weekend was nothing but good times for my wife and I. We headed out to Colorado for a few days to visit our pal Dave, who is recovering from surgery - as well as visiting a handful of other friends we enjoy the company of. I'm not going to elaborate since I did not do any riding while we were there, but I did manage to drink more than my share of beer, climb some Granite in RMNP and do some good hikes. Someday I will live in the mountains.