Monday, December 19, 2005

It's a WHITE MESA Christmas

  Saturday was a good day. It had us heading south to White Mesa. The trails at White Mesa are a blast! They are very flowing and chock full of line choices. Anthony was kind enough to give me a lift down there to meet Robert and Aaron from the front range. I believe we rode around 15 miles. We could of ridden more but I had to keep stopping to take in the wonderful views.
   Christmas time is upon us all. It is a fun time but also a time full of too much consumerism. I wish there was a way to make Christmas a little more rootsy. Instead of BUY BUY BUY! You gotta keep up with the Jones' next door.
  On Friday Autumn, Ella, Autumns mom Kathy and I went to 10,000 Waves for a tub soak in the evening. It was really nice. I can't wait to go back there after a day of Pow up at the ski hill.
  What is in your audio player? Currently I have Death Cab For Cutie- Plans in my player. I liked that Hamad was the first to answer me and said that he had Astrud Gilberto in his player.Thanks for answering Hamad!
  I had a Left Hand Brewing Christmas beer the other night. It was tasty, but not as tasty as a celebration ale with which I judge all other xmas beers.Here is a blurry shot of it.



Here are some shots from White Mesa
Robert peddling on the fire road


Another fire road shot

Robert and Aaron regrouping at the Mesa top.

Hike a Bike

The Spine the trail runs along

couple of rest stop pics




A silhouette shot

Aaron enjoying the ride

I liked this rock


Anthony coming up the trail after breaking his multi tool

his Topeak multi tool


I like this shot of Robert

Bench Mark


exposed section


Anthony coming down from a little kick out(I missed it of course)

ribbon of trail

Robert enjoying the ride

Landscape shot


up top about to descend


Anthony on a much photographed section


Robert took this shot,same spot

Here is a funny thing. It has some bad language so don't watch it if you are sensitive to such things: Charlie Brown Kwanza

4 comments:

iconoclasst said...

Nice shots; man, that landscape is surreal, like riding on the moon!

Had a few offerings from Left Hand, but not that one. Wasn't all that impressed with them, but they've yet to put out a REALLY hoppy ale, at least one that I can find around here.

In the MP3 Player: The Make-Up - Destination: Love (Live! at Cold Rice)

http://www.dischord.com/store?action=showRel&relNumber=99

Enjoy the holidays.

riderx said...

Cool that you've been taking a lot of trail shots and hooked up with a good bit of local riders. Now you need to start posting links to these trails so we know where they are!

Drinking me some Snowball's Chance.

In the MP3 player: Jello Biafra and the Melvins Sieg Howdy!

gwadzilla said...

great images
looks like some great rides

I need to recover from my list of injuries so I can get back on some dirt

I too love single speeds
but
I also love gears

loving 29ers would be more my creed

Andy said...

Thank you for sharing some of your experience and wisdom.by Andy and FSN