Wednesday, May 23, 2007

SW Washington singletrack

Did an early morning singletrack attack with my Wife Marla. She's still getting used to her new bike. It's A Haro sonix something or other. She likes it i think but she really loves her Bianchi ss rigid. Wacky i know. Anyway...after a day or so of rain the trails were tacky and we had a great time. I think it's going to be a great year for riding and i'm planning on riding trail's I've not ridden yet . It's gonna be good.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Back to Growlers Gulch

I finally got back to Growlers Gulch which is in SW Washington. This is one of the areas where i first started riding singletrack and it's awesome.Twisty,turny N.W. trails is what i love. So green that it could'nt really get any more green. was a great day because it was Havilah's first mountain bike ride. She's my buddy Jim's daughter and she's 7.What a great thing to get kid's started mountain biking at an early age. Riding today was Jim, Havilah(7) Otto(9), Louis (11) and myself. We only did about 7 miles but it was great. Rain and all. Check out a vid /slide show from the ride. Someday when all 5 of my kid's are riding it's gonna be crazy on the trails. Look out!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

SS in Scappoose

Took the SS to the Scappoose trails today for a quick ride. I hadn't been there since we sold our house last year. Little signs at all the trails. Cool. It was good to ride the trails again that i rode 3 to 4 times a week for 4 years. fun stuff. Looking forward to getting back out there.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Hood River, Or

It was good to ride in Hood River again. Last time was probably in the fall. Nothing beats the drive through the gorge, even when it's a bit overcast. Big group today with the usual suspects. Flying J had yet another fork on yet another bike. He's making up for always riding the same bike for the last 3 years. The Red Raja did the Egg drop for the first time, Casey too and that was great to see. The mighty East coast Eric made a showing and it was great to hang out with him again. Great ride and no rain.

Back in the North Wet (i mean west)

We've come full circle, so to speak. We're back in the North West after our mountain biking adventure. Gas prices we're killing us and that along with a few other things made us head back.The above map show our "lost wagon train" style route. We rode lot's of cool places that we've never rode before and saw lot's of great stuff. Check my flickr site for way too many pictures. Not much rain on our trip but crazy wind just about everywhere. The riding adventures will continue. I'm planning to ride many trails in this area that i've missed. Stay tunned.........................

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Boise Again

Rode today at the Table rock trails with Rock Islands thrown in for good measure. C.P. and Gary another local rider. Super fit with a Yeti 575. The ride started ( of course) with a steep climb. I made it since i was riding gears today. Cool singletrack with ton's of rock options. C.P. was riding well and schooling me on the techy rock line. I did ok but C.P. was in his element. Fun ride and fun riders. I'll be back to ride more Idaho trails this year.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Riding in Boise,Id

We're hanging out at C. P.'s in Boise and hit up a short local trail. We started at a park and climbed up, winding through the hills and then bombed back down. C.P. hit a cool rock type drop. I was rolling the SS and was getting tired. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Or really hurts you. Anyway...saw Lot's of visor less helmets and that kinda freaked me out but other than that it was fun.

The Kessel Run

I'm having trouble posting lately....I'm lame.

Anyhoo....last week we ( the family) hit up the Kessel run since we we're still in Fruita. Rain prevented some riding but this day was sunny,sunny,sunny. First i went up with Louis and Otto and then they went back up with Henry and Marla. They had a good time and Henry was really pushing himself. Some sections made him nervous but he did ok. I walked with Olivia and Solomon to get some pic's and the liked walking the trail.

We love Fruita!