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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

moab training camp 2012, part II

folding money should be well concealed when traveling through sketchy areas. better yet, use a greenback to facilitate a speedy repair prior to the morning ride.



also ensure that your team mechanic is well-fed and caffeinated prior to making any special requests for some fresh handlebar tape or a Euro-wash, real quick like.



the long, grueling miles of spring training often induce a trance-like state of auditory and visual hallucination. a rider will imagine things that are not really there... a convenience store oasis in the middle of the desert, a relentless headwind when there is none, a weird face on the road- smiling up at them.



and sometimes, these things are not imagined at all.



Geyser Pass road, part of the La Sal Mountain loop, which will be the parcours for the annual Gran Fondo Moab (may 12th) not much traffic out this way, if ya haven't noticed.



but many kilometers farther on, that whack tar-bunny is right there on the road again. seems like the county road crew has a real artisan on staff.



when in doubt, go higher... and ride like hell away from those tar bunnies.

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