Category Archives: bikes
Did a 200K Brevet.
That was an event. A great re-introduction to road biking. I have not ridden a regular old road bike enthusiastically for more than enough time.
Der Hammah, trigoatdork, Flo, stealthyhoneypot, Noel and my self did the ride. It was 10 hours of awesome.
Did a rainy ride on Mt Elden.
I miss riding in Flagstaff. When I first moved to Phoenix in 1985, I started riding on Mt. Elden in the summers from the first incredibly hot one on. Because every summer is pretty fricken hot, I have missed very few if any since. Some of the most memorable biking has been done on Elden. I don’t go nearly as often every year because doing other things in life are just as memorable. Not much has changed – with the exception of more trails. Taking you more places.
Trails are good.
Built a set of wheels.
Man, a tubeless set up is the only way to go.
I keep doing the ThNR. In the middle of the summer, it is what keeps me on the bike. A different ride and group every time.
You simply owe it to yourself to go to Fatso’s.
Order a skinny – but with cheese.
I put some of the skinny on the cross bike.
The road beckons.
After numerous bikepacking events from my house that were usually out and backs, a rare 2-night loop presented itself to Yuri and myself.
Headed out of the house around 11 on a Friday and back to it at 9 on Sunday.
South from the house to the Russian Compound. Out to Tempe via canal and Papago Park. Swing by Daves Electric for some non-hops and over to a bush pusher for a round or two before heading up a hill to camp out.
Next morning, a drop down some local sweet, a quick review of pump track lines, a greenbelt ride, a nice singletrack in Paradise, some road riding, a picture of me at a bikeshop and some final miles to camp #2. My local favorite. Spur Cross/Tonto.
Out the next morning in a leisure manner. Once on the road, we pinned it at ‘go fast’ and I was greeted at home with some fresh coffee.
Truly, good stuff.