Thursday, January 25, 2007

Snow Blind

   WOW! I have never been off the bike for soo long before. It has been about a month since I have had a good Mountain Bike ride. The reason for this is the unrelenting snowfall that has been descending from the heavens. With the snow has brought out the snowboard for some GREAT riding up at Ski Santa Fe. Last year was our first winter here and I rode my Mt Bike all through the winter. Hitting the ski area is a little pricey for my poor ass so I am limited to the amount of time I can spend up there. The solution to this problem is to acquire some snowshoes and do some hiking to earn my turns. I have been about to get a pair of snowshoes for about 2 weeks now. I was at REI today and had a pair in my hands just to put it back on the shelf. I think I am definitely gonna get them though. They are Tubbs brand and they were the lowend price wise.Here they are. I have a few snowy pictures to share because that is all I see.

First ride up the lift and the snow was flying

Then it was back to my house. Anthony was the man that day for coming out and picking me up. Because there was no way my car could of made it. It is that mound of snow behind my board.

   Anthony and I had a GREAT ride that day. I have gotten a couple more rides up there even. They finally opened up the new lift that they call the millennium Chair that takes you above 12000 ft. There is a LOT more for me to explore up there. Especially with some snowshoes and my board.
I got these grips the other day from work. They are a sample from Oury. They have a Celeste Green look to them.

   Speaking of samples my folks were here last week and brought us some chocolates from San Francisco from a place called Recchiuti Confections. They are VERY tasty. Can't wait to get some more of those.

My friend Brad from Jackson Hole checked in with me and was saying the snow has been great up his way but it has been Dangerous. Here is a shot he sent from a recent hike he did. Lots of good truns up there.

    New Mexico is losing a Great Mountain Biker(and SingleSpeeder) by the name of Scott Sportsman. He was one of the first people I met here and was always willing to lead a ride in his home area of Los Alamos. He will be missed. He is headed to Cali. Here are a couple pictures from our rides. The first one was Scotts 2nd favorite past time.
Drinking Good Beer from a CamelBack bladder.

   What do you have in your audio player? I am listening to a old one but a goody. Yo La Tango- And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out. Good snowy weather music.


Tubeular Visions said...

Cool pics,
I am jelous of the snow and always like to see a full ridged ss set up.

Matt said...

Scott did leave a mark here in NM, thats for sure.

Try riding the snowy roads. ;-)

riderx said...

We've had a few small snow falls here, just enought to make the bike riding fun but not enough for getting out the board. Got a new deck I'm itching to try out and I been wanting to do the snow shoe thing too. Got a pair of Yakima snow shoes a couple of years ago but they definitely haven't seen enough action.