Monday, October 27, 2008

silent sunday

I left the house at 6am and 52 degrees. My jaw involuntarily chattered for the 1st mile as I'm a huge cold weather wuss.
Once a month the Parks Dept. closes the road up South Mountain to cars. This creates a boon for cyclists, hikers and skateboarders. I wish they did it more often. I rode from home to join the parade.

Early and blurry
































About a mile after this I saw a guy sitting up against a store and dropping a duce.
South Phoenix is so nice.




























It's a hair over 7 miles to the top.














































The ride back down is super fast and fun.
Filled up on water and back up one more time.














These guys were having a blast.


















Der hammah caught me at the top.














Shortly thereafter we ran into a bunch of rideaz'ers heading down National on knobbies.
This dude was headed back to to our neck of the woods so he rode with hammah and me.














Or rather, he drafted John and I drafted him.














Sunday, October 26, 2008

goal!!

Yard sale at the house made for a good excuse to ride to soccer practice with the kids.
The awesome weather out certainly helped prod us along. We really didn't need an excuse. It was a nice ride.








































































































































Saturday, October 25, 2008

this week

Some photos from the week.














































































































































orly?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

poodle somo

The distracted poodle and I made our way to South Mountain this weekend. The plan was to do National coast to coast. We hit the eject button at Ranger due to the heat. Close enough.



























After Walker's flat and my bent cassette ring, we made the executive decision to head up Mormon to save some time.




































































































Up the road to Buena Vista lookout and back down National to the car.
Obligatory stop at Los Taquitos. Good ride.

Friday, October 17, 2008

5 years

Is how long it took me to go hike the 1.2 miles up Piestewa Peak (aka Squaw Peak up until a few years ago). I rode the fixie over last night and rectified that. I was damn glad I did.