Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Making Bad Decisions.

Sure we made a couple BAD decisions, but I know that I for one, had a boatload of fun. So we decided to ride this new "Blue Sky" trail that loops together the Devil's Backbone and Coyote Ridge, but we didn't take into account how long it would take our group to ride it.

The ride started out great. Some of us had to walk some climbs, myself included because I rode my single speed cross bike. This here is Colin, you'll see him later.

Austion and Ray walked a little too.

All the climbing made Evan hot.

I think it's safe to say Colin didn't like the climbs.

Of course Feighny flew up it all.

We all hung out at the first summit, but Colin didn't talk, he was PISSED.

Ray rode like a champ.

Evan blew some people away with his new fitness too.

The sunset was beautiful, but it should have been a warning sign. Feighny is barely visible in the bottom of this shot.

Here is Mike on one of the new sections of trail, cool view.

Colin's mood lightened once we started going downhill.

Then it started to get dark, real quick.

We stood here waiting for the group and all we could hear was coyotes, howling from every direction.

Soon it was real dark.

By the time we made it to the car, we had ridden at least an hour in the pitch black. Evan was beat.

I was happy to be alive, Jenn met us at the trailhead so we wouldn't all have to ride on the highway in the dark.

Austin showed off his battle wounds. I guess he found the fastest way down a 15 meter steep drop. He even beat his bike down, but not by much.

Mike thanked Jenn in advance for following us back to their house in the van with caution lights and headlights.


I definitely need to ride this trail again. I liked it a lot, and we had a ton of fun. At one point I was riding next to Colin on a gravel road stretch when he just skyrocketed into the air. I guess he hit something, but it's still hard to say what it was. Mike was sure to mention how nice his pair of Light and Motion's would have been, but they were on his workbench. Evan is an Eagle Scout, but sure didn't come prepared, I'm a little disappointed in him. I think he made up for it when he snapped at Ray on the highway riding in to Mike's house. Whew, what a ride. Thanks for checking in.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

solid update carlson...in retrospect, i had SOME fun. not a lot, but some...
bean

Anonymous said...

great update cc. i wish i coulda made it...although im scared of the dark...i couldnt imagine what i would do with coyotes howling...yikes!

ds

Dana said...

To bad I missed that ride! Like mountain biking is not hard enough in the day light, you guya have to wait until its dark to have the real fun

The Koch said...

If you start at the end of the blog and scroll up through the pictures...its like going back in time!

cosmomasturpolitan said...

I remember a time, mere weeks ago, when we would receive updates almost every other day. In fact, sometimes we would even be blessed with multiple posts in one day!

Those were the good ol' days. Now, I don't know what to do with my time, and am forced to spend hours with my girlfriend.
Wretched cur! Do you see what you've done to me? Oh woe, why do you torment me so?

Jeremy said...
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Jeremy said...

It definetly brings back memories. Riding my mountain bike. Enjoying the scenery. The change from the road. Then I broke my back. I wish my ride was bad like yours...going longer then expected instead of shorter, everyone making it home in one piece. Anyway, thanks for the update. I need to read blogs to keep myself occupied these days.

Anonymous said...

...not even a mention or update regarding the ousting of Ullrich and Basso from the Tour this year?

Come on Corey, what am I supposed to do at work all day if you are not updating?
JF

Anonymous said...

the only bad decision i see is not updating for 3 weeks...
bean

Anonymous said...

listen, this is all I have to say for your lack of posts:
Up on Cripple Creek she sends me
If I spring a leak she mends me
I don't have to speak she defends me
A drunkard's dream if I ever did see one

touche