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!