Monday, February 3, 2014

I Heart Milagrosa (A.K.A. Singlespeed Arizona 2014)

 What a helluva great weekend of riding bikes with a great crew of singlespeed riding fools. I know you really don't want to read about our adventure, so I'm keeping this one short and to the point. Check out the photos (click to enlarge) and make-up you're own story. SSAZ2014 was phugging awesome. Sorry for you if you missed out.

The Desert was a little bit warmer than Colorado at 8,500 feet where I reside. It was a nice change of temps for sure. I actually think my balls dropped for the first time in months.

And what is a road trip without rest stop, picnic table, camping style coffee made fresh by Paul.

The man, the myth, the legend; Dejay...

My view from Bourbon Grove.

We hiked with our bikes, a few times... like maybe *369 times. The entire course was uphill, both ways (well, all but Milagrosa)

There were at least *1,236 bikes in this U-Haul. Starting elevation, 6,000 plus feet. We climbed from here, then hiked up some retarded steep trail to get this party started, which felt similar to this..

Jake is so strong, that his belt exploded during our pre-race-day-ride. He is now a master of the adult strider.

Oscar Blues and REEB Cycles kept the whole event hydrated with fine beverages.

All racers got one of these sweet patches, which work out great as replacements for ugly peoples faces in photos. 

Paul shredding one of many loose Arizona descents.

Nothing like a long climb up a granite slab with awesome views.

More Hiking. This is the initial hike-a-bike after climbing up three miles of pave' at the start of the race.

Sweet, sweet relief just a few miles from the finish.

MaxiThad wondering why the hell he stayed up all night for two nights straight binge drinking before the race.

And more of crash.

Todd chillin during the pre-ride festivities.

Hold your wheel up high! Ready, set, GO!!!

Unofficially the official Results...

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