Sunday, August 10, 2008

A great day at Roaring Run

I had forgotten how much I enjoy mountain biking, and my camelbak told the story.That's right folks it been almost 2 years to the day, actually this labor day would have been two years, how sad is that. I,ve been out a couple of times since, a total of 4 or five times over the past two years but that is it.Nothing but road for me, mostly because there is nothing any closer that 45 minutes worth doing to and with my limited time I just haven't been able to justify it, but having tow days off now maybe I will be able to. It was really great to ride with Jay, Liz and Bill as well, we used to spend countless hours riding and building trails up until about six years ago. Thank go they haven't stopped and we have them to thank for all the awesome trails.My heart only flip flopped a couple of times during the ride but never really got completely out of rythm

I'm a believer....

So over the past two years I have heard people screaming the praised of the 29'r. you got to get one they say. they are the greatest thing since sliced bread.And of course they have to be, at the very least a hard tail, Steel, and Single speed........ Well I will buy the first two but the latter just doesn't appeal to me. Give me all the gears you got and I am a happy mountain biker.

Anyway this is my new sweet ride.And I must say goody to the 26'r. The bike handled flawlessly and I must say that I was not fatigued after the ride like I am on my other hard tail. I was also impressed with how it handle the tight twitchy stuff as well.


You never know what you might see in the woods.......

So we are headed up the trail to the new suspension bridge and we see these dudes pulling a cart. What was in the cart you might ask. Well my friends these guys know how to have some fun on a warm Sunday afternoon. They were hauling a ramp to jump their bikes into the river for a bit of cooling off. Towards the end of the ride we came upon said group and took a little time to watch. If only my bike wasn't so expensive I would have probably tried it myself.
videoSorry about the angle of the video. I never thought about having the camera rotated.We really appreciated what they were doing but the people fishing about 100 yards down stream didn't.

Life is hard without mamas little helper............

So Lance finished second in the Leadville 100 Mountain bike race. Is he trying to follow in landices footsteps or just trying to get back into the spotlitght? I wonder if they will be doing any testing........

More photos and video from RR........

































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Just in case you haven't been following this little tidbit of news form New York......


I have been seeing posts about this over the past week. It appears that there was a critical mass in New York City earlier this month and though there were several arrests , which is normal for this type of event, it appears that some of the officers may have been a bit overzealous. Now don't get me wrong here , I have the utmost respect for officers of the law. I have several friends at different levels of law enforcement, but that respect comes with the expectation of professionalism both while on or off duty. I see none of that here........

How about a little Roo for the Barbi there mate.......

Tasty, cute and buy eating them you can help to eliminate greenhouse gasses. It appears that their flatulence does not produce methane like cows do. So say goodbye to old Bessy and hello to ole hoppy. Oh and it doesn't taste like chicken...go figure.

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