So, Dave and I made a pilgrimage to the center of the known 650B universe- none other than Eriksen Cycles in da' boat. While we drank a birthday beer in honor of the man himself we took a lengthy straw poll on who is rolling which tire and left with my new Racing Ralphs. What a great collection of bike geeks Kent and Katie have amassed- super smart, super funny and spectacularly talented (just like they are). Have I told you recently how much I LOVE my bike?
The torrential rains last Saturday have buffed up the trails nicely. The sandy stretches in Rabbit Valley are sandy as ever, but infinitely more rideable with a little moisture. There are actually a few standing puddles at 18 Rd. A little cloud cover has helped keep it cool. All in all the riding is tremendous and the crowds are thinning.
These are the flowers I saw today out in the crazy green spring desert. All this moisture has its benefits (try not to get hung up anticipating the abundance of bugs we can look forward to (-: ).
This spring I am enjoying more and more rides that take me somewhere to see something new and away from the habitrail of singletrack loops. I went today to explore the stretch of the Kokopelli trail joining Loma and Rabbit Valley- All single track on the Loma side of the River and mostly jeep road on the Rabbit Valley side with completely otherwordly views all within ear shot of the I-70.
- don't let me find your stupid GOO packet out there, because I will slap you with it. Peace.