Sunday, July 29, 2007

sunrise on sunrise

we went out to the McDowell mountains uber early.
around the mtn was the call of the day.
trying to get the cue sheet for PEE in order.
i hope it makes sense. that was one rough, hot, muggy,
brutal, fun ride in just 26 miles.
we were all a little punchy by the end.
no way is a cross bike good for the race.

it was early - this is a 10 second shutter speed
































up sunrise










































sunrise TH


















jeep road

















































































huck it


















dixie mine to coachwhip to windgate














finally, the top of windgate pass
looking east toward 4 peaks




























down windgate


















fin.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

silver lining

cloudy yesterday
























































































Thursday, July 26, 2007

monsoons

are here.
1.5 inches in 40 minutes.






























the knee was starting to feel on the mend last weekend
and my trip to endurance rehab seems to have boosted that.
so i picked a fine day to start riding to work again.
i got to play in the rain too.












this isn't from splashing












this is from being submerged


















it reminded me of when i was
a kid living in barrio viejo in tucson
all the kids were out playing
poor man's waterpark


















i didn't really want this on me very long.
nasty.
so i took a hot shower.
and some azithromycin.

Friday, July 20, 2007

inn az

a few days down in tucson
at the az inn where the wife and i
got married. still one of our favorite hotels.
we drove thru a nice dust storm on our way
down and b-lined it to rosa's.
























i got up early
(for vacation) on thursday and rode the cross
bike our to gates pass to see how the knee was feeling.

i ordered up breakfast for the crew and split


























on to uofa territory






















































memory lane




















































saw some local fauna - donketiussonoras




































































back to the hotel




































off to the pool














































dinner at brooklyn pizza for some eggplant pizza
and some garlic knots. grubbin.
then a little ice cream.














we got hammered by a monsoon storm around midnight.














the boy slept thru all the lightening and thunder
and woke up before 6 am.














night rain should = prime trail conditions.
must verify.














ummmmm.........nevermind












the newest in new.
it didn't connect yet so we turned around.
gonna be sweet tho.




































g-donk swears that taking off one
shoe and sock blesses the tube changing.






















































day 3
brown mtn, telegraph, orcutt, cougar, lower then upper brown mtn.
classic tucson mountain park fare.
climbing right outta the gate.




































continues to be owned by the animal kindgdom














tortoise ass donkey face


























not 5 minutes later we saw another


























in search of urban cougars










































tire blew off the rim so hard it knocked his shoe and sock off.
again.














we started to run short on time so no pics of the
brown mtn dh. still fun and sketchy.


















sammich with your feta?
i heart beyond bread














i stopped on my way back from beyond bread to get
some gatorade at walgreens. i picked-up some saliditos too.
the white skinned lady with a southern accent behind the counter asks,
Her: You like these things? (holding the saladitos)
Me: Love em.
Her: That's funny with me being from Europe and you being white and all.

eh?