Sunday, August 28, 2011

mingus

headed up to cottonwood early this morning for a little mingus mountain recon in advance of the coconino 250. two years ago mingus was my undoing so i wanted a better idea of the lay of the land. i rode up and then around and came down what one normally goes up in the coco250. it was a beautiful day on the bike.







mission for the day 






found some water


realized i had lost a chain ring bolt 40 minutes into the ride





found more water

 climbed some more
 almost ran this little guy over

 found some trails i've never heard of

 found more water (and filtered some)










Saturday, August 27, 2011

sub par

listen. i know things have been slow around here.
heat and life have made motivation and time in dearth.
so here are some photos of recent rides. it's too hot to type much more than this.











Monday, August 08, 2011

double bypass

aka:  riding around the mc dowells. 25 miles and close to 5k ft of climbing. started at 5:30 am and finished at 10:30. things got a little rough towards the end and i had two of the most painful leg cramps i've ever had, spilled most of my soup but survived and no one saw me standing awkwardly in the trail unable to move and cursing loudly. i also had a beautiful ride and some of the nicest trail encounters i've ever had, including a low 5 as i rode by one stoked hiker.