Monday, May 26, 2008
The crew installing the on and off ramps to the 2nd long bridge. I'm standing on the new 22footer.
I decided to ride the route in reverse and take advantage of the forecasted winds. It was 60 degrees and humid when I left the house which meant no additional layers for the first time this year. I did some quick math and set a goal to finish in 8hrs. The winds were at my back heading west and the body felt good. I was eating breakfast on the bike and riding at a 14mph avg. As I turned north I didn't get the expected tailwind. I'm sure I had some help but it wasn't the 20mph northern ride I expected. Just outside of Redfield, I did have a cool moment with this herd of horses. They came running over to check out what I was doing.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Maddie and Hannah sportin the fashion.....
Jason, Will and I helped to push the BTWW initiative within WF again this year. We won again and beat last years numbers. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and I do think that several will continue to commute in (at least once a week). See the Flickr link on the right for more BTWW pics. Here are a few from the Friday ride in from the west:
Each year, I seem to get a good artsy shot of Matt. This was on the Clive Greenbelt with my camera phone, he seems to be moving at warp speed.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday was the last day of the trip. My butt feels like I've been riding this bike all week. We shuttled to upper Porcupine Rim at 8am. 20mile downhill, all technical, but fun. Several crashes and flats, but everyone came out ok.
21.5 miles, 1300 climbing, 5670 descending
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
For day three, we drove over to Moab and rode the Sovereign trail. Out on the trail for a little over 4 hours in very warm weather. This pic is of GT, contemplating the meaning of life while overlooking the valley.
18.7miles, 2360feet climbing/descending
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Lots of these little guys out on the trail. Today's riding was at the Loma exit. Rustlers Loop, Mary's Loop and Horsethief Trail. Good riding and very warm weather. More pics on Flickr.
15.85miles, 1825 climbing/descending.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Jason was flying the colors today. Morning ride was Ribbon to Eagles Way, just outside of Grand Junction. Afternoon ride was Rabbit Valley/rim. Another great day. See more pics on Flickr.
Morning ride GPS: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/5644680
7.25miles, 1000feet climbing, 2965 descending (shuttle run in the morning)
Afternoon ride GPS: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/5644467
13.75miles, 1835feet climbing/descending
Sunday, May 4, 2008
The first day in Fruita. We rode at road #18. A great time. It was sort of like a ski area. Ride up 2miles and then pick one on many singletrack downhills. This pic is from the entrance to Zippitty Doo Dah. A great trail that rides along the ridge. We made 4 or 5 trips up the road to pick a new trail each time.
Click on the Flickr link to the right for more photos. Due to the way that I uploaded them, start at the back and work forward.
19.9miles and 2955 feet for climbing/descending
Friday, May 2, 2008
This works, but only allows me to upload one picture at a time. I'm getting ready to leave for a MTB trip to Fruita, CO and Moab, Utah tomorrow. Look for daily updates to the blog. I'll probably send the majority of pictures to the Flickr account (see sidebar).
BTW - this is a picture of the girls birthday dinner. The sushi chef places a candle for them in the middle of the Wasabi. Pretty funny! They love their sushi and miso soup. Holly and I just laugh about miso soup and simultaneously remember the late 80s, early 90s song from 2Live Crew. This is a family (g-rated) blog, so do a google/youtube search for their songs and you'll figure it out.