Monday, June 26, 2006

just two rides

this weekend.
well more of a hike with travaSS on sat














































broke out the old 26er kona for the 1st time since Jan.
it was good.























and as if getting up at 4 am once during the weekend
wasn't enough

"...thats stupid man. you should sleep late, it's much easier on your constitution."


nothing says exclusive ride like fence jumping























the dirty road ride


















i stopped to look at the pretty birdie




































everyone else just left my sorry ass


















a stop to enjoy the misters


















one last rest in reach 11

Friday, June 23, 2006

SSinna

had to say goodbye to the SS for a bit.
got some shoulder issues
that need some attention.
radioactive dye and an mri
was the call of the day
shaken. not stirred

vlad finished his whiskey off-road video. go to index, then videos.
even slobs like me made the cut.













































Monday, June 19, 2006

Flag to the Canyon









Back in the late 1890s (no, that’s not a typo) members of the Coconino Cycling Club rode the Moqui Stage Route in eight to twelve hours—on singlespeeds


conceived after the whiskey off road
gnome and i plotted and schemed.
ride bikes from just north of flagstaff to the GC.
i did this one last year solo and it did a number on me.
this year wasn't much different.
last year was mud.
this year was a broken seat rail and low water supplies.
a good old fashioned beat down.
83 miles of some of the most scenic stuff in az.

we stayed in the shire














the dinner of champions



















the singles ready to go














yes. yes i have














rally the troops and get yer buzz on



















time to turn them pedals



















dc joined the fray for the 1st bit



















the fray



















watch the peaks disappear



















time to descend into babbit ranch














todd loves horsies












and at about 26 miles in, something bad happened














i heard a "ping". solutions were proposed.
water bottle cages were sacraficed.
fabrication began.
and what was the final solution?
zip ties, duct tape, an allen wrench
and a disproportionate time keeping my ass outta the saddle.
it lasted the next 50 miles














babbit ranch is big



















too many flats






































we made it to the moqui stage stop










the old cistern














g-donk, do you know your helmet is always crooked?






































the water in russel tank has special properties














or maybe it was the smoked oysters



















we filtered enough water to get us to grandview lookout














climbing them stairs after 70+ miles was fun.














donkey plays possum














can't beat having this view on the race back to the cooler














tired and happy














software oriented views
the beatdown is very stealth

























Sunday, June 11, 2006

welcome to frog mtn

good times in the old pueblo. rolled in fri night in time
for eclectic pizza, beers and dust to glory. a great flick about the baja 1000.
a must see. after too many beers and too few hours of sleep it was time to head up mt lemmon.
a nice four hour ride between 7and9k feet sure beats the desert floor right now. 11 miles, 3k feet of climbing and 4 hours out is a testament to the nature of this one...