Sunday, March 24, 2013

This Week on the Bicycle

Due to weather conditions on the mountain passes and a 24 hour bug that hit me like a ton of bricks late in the week, it was decided that I was to stay close and take it easy. As always, I had no qualms with back to back weekend days spent at Buffalo Creek. It's by far my favorite place to ride a bicycle in the Colorado foothills. Brett Ebben and I spent both days exploring fire roads covered with 6" of fresh powder.


Wellington Lake

That's a broken rear fender.


More Wellington Lake 
So typical.
Colorado Trail Segment 3
Buffalo Burn, always so sweet no matter what time of the year.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

This Week on the Bicycle

Thanks to Santa Cruz Bicycles for their tremendous support, I spent the early part of the week building up my ultimate training bike, I've named Jonesy. It's for the big back to back weekend climbing days in Moab, Fruita, Crested Butte, Keystone, and most of all, Breckenridge. Golden Bike Shop had put in the finishing touches to get me on the trail in time for the weekend. I'm finally equipped with a bike that can take the abuse of big day rides without a full time mechanic to be on call 24/7.

After the Amasa Back descent, I nicknamed it to Drop City, it was amazing what I already do on my new all mountain bike.
After my first drop at Dead Man's Ridge, I immediately thought of hot butter on a warm biscuit, I wonder why :).

Pipe Dream Trail

Possibly my favorite climb in the universe, Porcupine Rim Trail's first section.

Porcupine Rim view.

On Sunday, Fruita's Kokopelli Trail.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

This Week on the Bicycle

The week...

First ever ride with Ida en route to work.

I've got a great feeling about sunrise (and sunset) rides this year.

Another sub 15 degree commute with Oscar, chalked up to the winter ultra endurance racing  that lies ahead.

The weekend...

One of many stunning views in my first winter wonderland joyride with Ida in Winter Park.

This site grabbed such a hold of me that I've spent all of tonight researching what I need to have and know to spend a few peacefully quiet nights here.

For the first time in my life, I want winter to last.

Foxton Road en route to finally finding my way via bicycle to Buffalo Creek. 


Platte River Road, just gorgeous.