the perfect storm

what do you do when the air is silver and wraps you up in itself ... when you know the amber of fall is about to be blunted ... when there are a few hours of magic left in a day and there's an extra bucket of desire burning a hole in your psyche?????

you go out and RIDE in the storm of it, of course;)

giddy giddy bang bang.

Michelle and i headed out into the magic light...

the light before the white

and basically ... lit a big, phat fire.

we only encountered 2 runners. one of whom decided they wanted to give the rocks a go. that didn't work out so well for him.

michelle, however,

cracked her game wiiiiide open.

and it was lovely.

and downright magical.

because it was PERFECT out. and we were IN it. WITH IT.

singing the song... of mtbDance.

that's what...




less matrix, more natrix ... in the special sub-category of dirtrix.

my girls kickass.

i am a firm believer in not bouncing to make a switchback... up or down. challenge to you, all you ... finesse it ... finesse it ALL.

woot!!! (i don't know what that means).



i swear!

i have so many pictures, i don't even know where to begin. i guess i'll start with just a small hand full... dole it out one little bit at a time.

this could potentially be a hearty set of pix. take the time to look. ;)

let's start with a couple of liz, michelle... and collin (mr. pre-blog-web-guy, you asked for it) ;)

two session evenings out on Dakota, one week apart. wildly cracked out evenings, both of them... mind-blowing fun. enough to remind me how much my friends suffer through my verbal obnoxiousness. sorry. sorta.


michelle (with a few choice words to say about her favorite motherfer's):


the girls and i have been upping the ante just a bit. in so doing, we seem to con a few passers by into joining the fun and games. after all, it's all about the fun of challenge... of trying and doing... and screaming about it at the top of our lungs (foul language and all).





usually i have great falling skills... one of my greatest assets as a mtn biker.

thursday, not so much. doh!

torn tendon in the right hand fingers ... but now i'm all taped up and ready to get this line next week.... or the week after ;-)

more to follow! it's been a magic summer and fall, and i have a few thousand pix and adventures to share... and now i have a little time to do so!