Sunday, February 28, 2010

rbr ride

I got a message from one of the denizens of rbr indicating a weekend gathering and some riding. On Sat I was able to join up with a bunch of guys I only knew from the interwebz.
Except for John who was nice enough to loan me his Bianchi.
It was a good group and a good ride.










































There were tons of riders out.


































































It was a steel bike beauty contest.






























































































Thanks, Barry for the tour and the rest for the good company. Some good new routes added to the brain map. 38ish miles and 3K-ish ft.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

alta thnr

It was Devo's turn for the ThNR.
Up Alta to National and ride out National to the road and back to the car.
Alta doesn't give you any time to warm up, even if you ride from the old park bldgs.

The light was fantastic and the temps were ideal.

























































































ruok?














New trail to explore.















Tuesday, February 23, 2010

15th ave

Time was short and the window without rain was tight.
Time to head into the Phx Preserves at 15th Ave. a rarely used
entrance/exit to the preserves. I don't think I've ridden in this way since
I moved to Phx (almost 7 yrs ago) and didn't know any better (the barrio can be rough but not on Sunday morning). It was quite a grunt up to the top of Shaw Butte.














































This summit always pays off in views.
So green it looks like Scotland.











































The 15th Ave road home












Monday, February 15, 2010

More 24

It was that time of year again. Epic Rides 25 Hours in the Old Pueblo.
I was fortunate enough to join one of the Cirrus Visual corporate teams.
These guys know how to race and have a good time.

We left Phx in a hurry and rallied our way on some back roads to make it to the venue just before dark. Luckily there was no need to cook as we headed to the Exchange Tent Dinner to honor Stan of Stans No Tubes. Beer, food, friends - we're off to a good start here.





























There was also a coloring contest that had to be contended with.














Jill got eclipsed by WTB and their flagrant use of a black crayon.














The rotation, at least in theory.















Back at camp shenanigans begin.














Kyle starts of the day with a beverage.






























































Gdonk makes a guest appearance. Kyle ices.


























Spiker gaps the crowd at the shotgun start.






Warming up.








































































































Flodizzle hits the rock face.










































And finally I'm off to do a lap. The rest is kinda a blur.
Lap at 10:30, one hour of sleep and lap 6am.
Strangely enough my times were off by less than a minute.












Team Hosie Cow battled with the Area 51 team all day and ended up with 2nd and Serious Visuals ended up 23rd after some serious visuals by our riders - one broken rider (multiple crashes and stripped naked in the 1st aid tent to remove thorns) and two broken bikes (one by endo and on broken seat post)but we managed to keep it going all night regardless. It was a great time as usual and a huge thanks to Cirrus Visual Communication.