Sunday, May 31, 2009

Visited Jamie and his foot

Raul and I went over to see Jamie and his foot. He ruptured his Achilles tendon last week when we were riding. I guess after his surgery he may be off the bike for 6 months. Yikes!  No Whistler,Downiville and North Star for him. So Raul and I hung out and watched F1rst. Awesome. Then we watched some freecaster stuff and hit the road. Lame to be injured.

I think it's clean bike time

The last few rides have been no or very little mud on the bike. Good, I'm tired of scrapping it off.

Had a fun ride on Sat in the )(&@)($&_   area with Bif and Todd the big mac ,  and it was ripping. only a couple of pics's  because that's how it is when your having  ton's of fun.

Monday, May 25, 2009

A weekend for bragging

I rode 2 out of 3 days this weekend. Good ya? I'm cool eh?
Rode in Bend. Super dry of course. Fun trails. Mostly smooth and a few tech sections. It was good and I like driving.

Mon was a fun ride on some of our local DH gnarly trails. 10 people deep and we ended up with Flying J heading to the hospital. Ruptured Achilles tendon. That's how it go's some days. 4 runs and BBQ. can't beat it. uhh I guess you can beat it by not going to the hospital.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wed ride

Midweek rides are great.  I'm always waiting for the weekend  , so when you can do a mid week ride to break up the work week it's a good thing. It was another Pedal nation group ride and there was like 7 i think.  Joe-kowski, Eric from across the yard, Aaron, Donny,Tammy and Calin. Conditions were good. A few wet spots of course. The bug's were out in full force but other than that  I had a blast. I was chasing Eric when he went into the bushes, that was funny. Another "Wish I had the helmet cam" moment. Really good ride but I got home really late and had to get up really early. Nothing like dinner at 11 pm.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

It was Hot out

Louis and I headed up to SW Washington with Eric from across the yard, and it was hot out. Not over the top hot but definitely warmer than it's been lately.  So we hit up Growlers ( one of my favorites) Eric hadn't been there yet so I'm always ready to give a tour.  We rode the usual trails and I was pretty worn out by the end. Eric is a good climber and it was fun watching Louis chase him. Louis seems to not want anyone to get away. Me? I don't care anymore. I'll catch up eventually.  The ride was good and the trails were good. What more can you ask?

Saturday, May 09, 2009

The Wilson River Trail

I've ridden this trail on a few other occasions but when Daver said he hadn't I had renewed interest. Louis hadn't ridden it either , so it was time to introduce them. The forecast was for 72 deg and I was ready for some short sleeved riding.  Driving past a few trail heads I noticed how packed they were and I was thinking the trail would be crowded. Nope. I guess everyone stopped at Gales Creek. Anyway...parked and started riding. The trail was in really good shape with a few tree's down and a lot of Forrest litter.  This trail is an up and down trail so we were climbing and descending. The last 2 times I had ridden here I was on my SS so riding with gears was great fun. I still struggle on the climbs but I'm not  ashamed to walk.  Beautiful weather and scenery. We got to a high point about 5 miles in and came across a massive slide that took out the trail. We crossed and there was another, then another. After the 4th one we figures the one mile decent we were looking forward to was lost because we would be getting off the bikes so much. Snack break and then turn around. Louis says " Yikes!, there's a bug on my hip." I say " Smash it" He say's  "It won't Smash" This goes on back and forth for a bit when he finally says " Will you help me" So I check it out and it's a Tick. What!? A tick in NW Oregon? What the tick is that about?.  I got it out and he was  ready to head out and shower and make sure he was tick free. So on the 5 miles back there was plenty of tick related comments by Dave and myself. Louis has a good sense of humor.  The last 2 miles Louis dropped the hammer and Dave and I were starting to lose our legs. I wonder if Louis was trying to get as back for the Tick comments? Hmmm.  back to the truck and headed back to make it in time for Church. While unloading,  Eric from across the grass asked us where we were riding and I told him where and about the tick. He said his Wife got one at Hagg lake ( a nearby trail) Man..first the swine flue and now ticks in a wet section of Oregon. What's next?  great ride regardless.  Spring is here!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Around town

Didn't get on the dirt this weekend but did a couple of around town rides. Sat with Marla and Sun w/ Marla and Henry. No big miles( 30 total)  but lot's of smiles. except from me.