Danny and i took the roadie bikes out for a late afternoon ride up the Monument to escape the heat and traffic down here on the mud flats. we rolled out piano and i am pleased to report that young Grasshopper is showing evidence of vastly improved form, fitness and confidence to do the long rides in the high mountains on a hot day in July. he pretty much motored up the climb and also did a great job of sticking to the wheel in front of him.
here's what it looks like now. totally pro, huh?
Danny cruising his new Soma down the Monument near the Coke Ovens Overlook. this image brings to mind a certain film starring Kevin Costner (among others) which i often describe as the actor's finest hour. if ya haven't seen it yet, be sure to put it on your Netflix queue- it's not to be missed.
image poached from a Belgian blog
Danny is also showing great aptitude for safe and speedy descending- not unlike the winner of the 1981 version of la Primavera, classics specialist Fons De Wolf.
and it seems a similar need for arm plasters as well. good that we wear helmets for training and racing nowadays.
i know how they feel. it seems like i have hit the deck almost every time i have thrown my leg over a mountain bike this year.
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