honestly, i have been riding, and playing, and generally flying through this beautiful summer.

i've taken very, very few pictures... and i have not spent much time trying to attach words to the rides, the pix ... the anything.

so, how about a couple of slide shows!!!

6.18-19.11 saturday date ride, and sunday convergence-ride with Fred M:
as you will note, almost all of saturday pix (but one) pic were taken while recovering at the bar ... i mean, outside of absolute bikes while watching the river dudes do their river thing. the flowers were incredible.

our saturday ride was perfect. we had a nice ride from town, some serious climbing on a 2x road, some sOOOOOper fun contoury singletrack, and some other fun trail hunting bliss. ca-ching! nice way to come off of 2 weeks of solid WORK. wwwhhheee!!!!

our sunday ride was spectacarific, too! we escorted Fred up marshall pass and down starvation... all new to him. what a pleasure it was to ride and talk with this bright soul!!! his new bike is sssaaasssssyyyy!!! and yes walt, i want one. thank you, fred, for your company and your inspirations!!!

6.5.11 BliSS ride with Ez:
a few weeks ago i had the distinct pleasure of escorting eszter on a sparkler hunting ride. thankfully, she kinda found her sparklers the day before by crackin' out on her home-town trails, and taking the win at the SSUSA in Ned (yes, i called her Miss SS USA all day, and have visions of a nice little sash that i think she should wear).

anyway. as you will see from these very limited photos, i spent most of my day riding behind her. i had no little ring, and spent the day slow-pedaling in a whole new way. it was glorious. we had an odd day of fire-air. it was hazy, smoky, and otherwise WEIRD out. as noted in her blog post, she requested that we do this particular ride ... what i didn't realize was that she had very little recollection of what the whole loop included. we had a great day. we had a great long day. we were happy-happy-happy for most of the ride .. and happy-happy-happy at the end when she pulled out a huge steak and some roasted beets for post-ride recovery food. mMMMmm!!!

and, despite work being overwhelmingly intense, i've had the opportunity to blast out for a few quick and dirty rides.... and to hook up some super fun commuter loops on the mtb, linking up the various DIRT trail systems along with some linkage-bike-path action. i like creative mtb commute ideas.... i just wonder what a 4-hour mtb bike commute would do to the productivity of my day. thoughts.

and... that's all i've got. i should have more next week, i promise!



one day, on day One

a long post with mostly only pictures. who wants to read words, anyway?

in the beginning:

in the sea of bliss:

caption contest, anyone? crackhead 1a and 1b:

crackhead one-AAA1:

this one is funny, too. it makes me giggle. giggling is good.

may i re-introduce, the lovely, the uber-talented, the Goddesssss of Grace, MyssL!!

HA, MyssL ... i think i like that name for her ;-)



wait, no... THIS is heaven-LY:

with wheels ON the smoove ground:



Caption Contest #2:

the OOOO!!! and the LAALAA!!!


she IS, the epitome, of Zen.

LW at the HIGHCountrySpaGarden:

There goes my Starling, waaaayyyyyy up there. Ok, everyone, go catch him!



OK. More later.