Saturday, March 29, 2008

the puzzle

The puzzle of canals and trails out to the McDowells from
central Phoenix just got a new piece courtesy of gary
and google earth. A shortcut of sorts that opens new possibilities.

I rode to the meet up.


















I was too early so I rode around.


















































































































My peace was disturbed.














































some of this














Some of this.














Lots of this.














See?














Almost 50 miles on the night and didn't get home until 11:30.
As the ThNR should be.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

40 miles to freedom

30 miles with coach.
10 miles with the boy.

cuz life is one big question when you're staring at the clock










































































time to go feed some nasty waterfowl




























Saturday, March 22, 2008

it moved

This is the equivalent of bicycle masturbation.
For me anyway.


















































Gonna be a big group for the AZT ride this year.
Coach and Hammah are back for more.
Gnome and Randini are coming down from Flag.
Flodizzle will be joining us somewhere around Lemmon.
Gonna be a good time.
I wonder how many miles that frame bag has seen. Still works pretty well
and nothing compared to what Mike did to his current set-up.

Monday, March 17, 2008

penny stove

I heart the penny stove. Too bad it involves drinking Heineken.














Sunday, March 16, 2008

red mountain epic

































Jeffro and Flodizzle made the trip up from Tucson
to ride with the ex-pats. Passs Mtn took it's toll
in the form of a smack down and cactus pants.
I love this ride: Hawes, Twistsed Sister, Wild Horse, Pass Mtn, Hawes.
Hurts so good.






























































































The wild flowers were amazing.
The most abundant I've ever seen.










































































































Flo breaks out his fleshlight.




























































































Pass Mountain takes it's toll. We weren't sure if the ride was gonna end with a hike
or an air evac. Tumbling down boulders is a bad idea, Mmmmkay? Luckily Flo was able to ride out.


















































































































Cooper got all Amores Perros con Cactus.




























































Recovery at 4 Peaks.