Sunday, May 23, 2010

mother may i more may

Things have been warming up but I still don't feel like it's summer yet.
I wrangled a nice 50+ mile commute this week.

















The bane of my commute.




















On Thursday gdonk came up and was able to do a little ride.

















































































Gdonk on the upper section of Yuri's Folley.


Monday, May 17, 2010

cave creek

After the last urban overnighter
I vowed to return to Cave Creek ("it's better than you think") to ride
and explore some more.






















I took the single speed out for a return to basics ride.
The "n" on the Siren suffered a terrible fate in a confrontation with
some electrical tape and a frame bag.



































Do you see the perverts?
Or am I the pervert taking photos?

















Another angle.











































































































Sunday, May 09, 2010

cloud nine

Up uber early for a ride in the Phx Preserves.
Waiting for Devo.
















We went in the 15th Ave enrtrance and climbed up to the fabled Cloud Nine ruins.


















































































After a bit we met up with Mark, Nicole and Melissa.


















































It was a nice ride and it started to get a little hot at the end.
Summer is here...

Monday, May 03, 2010

Sedona

Gary and I went in search of vortexes and the like.















We had surprising success.




















































Heady riding.
Exposure + seriously technical sections = big penalty for failure.






























































































Then it was time for dinner and libations. Hiro's in Sedona is my new favorite
post ride grub place.















Oak Creek was it's usual assortment of interesting folks.















Up early nursing a bit of a hangover.











































A wrong turn took us on a nice long hike.