My man,

He is a world of power and grace.

And I love him. Endlessly.



a darn Good Friday

With a whole day of Free Friday time, why not go out and meander around on the pony all day long, eh?

The yellow line is the route, clockwise ;-)

Slide show at the bottom with descriptions ;-)

Started from the house:

  1. Up Bergen Peak Trail to the top.
    From the top, saw a fire that had just started over off of Parmalee Gulch Road, which I would be passing by later in the day. Didn't think much about it. See the pix for the fire shot!

  2. Down Too Long.
    Saw ONE rider. And he was taking a pp break right in the middle of the trail. Icky.

  3. Connector trails, roads, and back roads over to the upper Apex TH.
    Fun stuff, linking it all together.

  4. Apex Trails
    Started down the main trail, turned up Hardscrabble, up SleuxBox, down-around-up Grubstake, down PickNSledge, down the remainder of Apex.

  5. Connector road over to Matthew Winters.

  6. Matthew Winters proper: the mellow, enchanting, flowing way.

  7. Connector road thru Morrison, up to Falcon TH.

  8. Up the grunt of Falcon, to the tippy top.
    For some reason, this climb killed me ;-) These were my internal implosion miles.

  9. Connector road to Lair of the Bear (LOTB).
    Ran into the fire-cops at the top of Parmalee Gulch road. Yup, the road was closed due to the fire that I saw earlier. Talked with the nice fire guy and he let me thru the line and onto the LOTB singletrack! WOHOOO!! That could have REAAAALLLY sucked.

  10. LOTB singletrack in all it's swooping glory.

  11. Connector road: Kerr Gulch back up to Evergreen.

  12. Connector singletrack to Bergen meadow.
    One of my faves. Too bad it's so short. Did the extra little loop at the top;-)

  13. Blaze the Bergen Meadow back to the house.

A lovely, meandering 60 mile, 8,700'. A nice all day affair.




730am: dentist. dentist chair. needle. drilling. joy.

845am: office. monitor. 3rd cup of coffe. it's the only thing with taste, so why not have another.

945am: starving. left side of face still falling off skull. more coffee.

130pm: FOOD. finally.

230pm: motivation extinct, completely lost in the univrese, somewhere. brightness down the drain.

330pm: start asking for help finding motivation and energy.

345pm: receive clear directions to The Place Of Motivation. and if it's not there, then i'm there, and that is all that matters.

500pm: 37 degrees. little frozen flakes darting to the earth. in the saddle, and begin. EMEast. fresh tracks.

530pm: first summit. huh,imaginethat - 20 mins faster than expected.

545pm: EMWest. fresh tracks. torched. hit the ranch trail.

600pm: hit the golden whisper trail. 615pm: switches. cleared.

627pm: fresh tracks still. fourth and final summit reached. have a little chat with the universe. wet, heavy snow starts pounding.

646pm: frozen hands, pony packed, heater full blast in the car. recoverite. grin.

730pm: mineral salt bath.

830pm: hot thai food. pajammas. tea.



I am not lost. I promise.

Everything below is a link... click it = get pix!

Click here for final WEDDING PIX!!!
this fine, wonderful work all done by jen, at jenjudge.com

All of the honeymoon pix i took can be found here!

a.) Ed will post his someday ;-)

b.) i lost half of my pix.

c.) i didn't take many pix to begin with.

d.) we enjoyed 3 hikes, 2 runs, 3 days of nothing but beach time, sunblock, boogie boards and books.

e.) we enjoyed at least 2 days of nothing but books and relaxing.

f.) we consumed more than our fair share of sushi. and wine.

In addition, I have had a few handfuls of ride dates between the wedding, the honeymoon, and now. Thus, a bucket full of pix. Click any one of the links below for albums full of ponies, rocks, and happy people.

Jason and M: The Day We Introduce M to 29er LOVE.

TechWork: The Day M Masters the 29er.

Entirely Way Too Much Fun.

Michelle put up a most masterful post HERE.

OK. Now that we're all caught up. What's next? What did I miss? ;-)