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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sunset rides in july...

We got away with a very mild start to the summer- riding when, where and whatever we wanted in our own good time. Then in late July the real heat of the Western Colorado desert put us on alert about where we are really living now. It is unreal how hot it can get out here and how agonizing a ride can become in a hurry.

This was Danny's last week with us- so we did what any good bike geek would- rode at dawn and dusk and holed up out of the sun catching Tour Highlights in between.

This is Danny's last night in Fruita for the 2010 season and we went out to noodle around the 18 Road just like we did the night he arrived. Only this time, we took it a whole lot faster up Prime Cut and then and made our way up to Joe's Ridge for the views and surreal light as the sun sets in the west.

It is super cool to see how differently Danny is attacking the trail- taking on the climbs and negotiating the technical with intent. This evening he cleared moves he would not have even attempted a few weeks before (and one in particular I have yet to attempt...argh!)

All the hardwork and getting comfortable on the bike means getting to share crazy singletrack scenes like this- stuff those who don't get after it will never get to experience.
It was great to have you along for the ride Danny and we have so much more to explore!

1 comment:

  1. Aunt Jen, these are absolutely awesome! I love the pics! Thank you so much for having me again this summer! It's a truly unforgettable experience.

    I sent you an email a while back as well. I'll give you a call one of these evenings.