Monday, May 25, 2009

Riding with Cat 3 and the kid

   Rode the Santa Fe Century last week. Had a great time. As a bonus Ben from Cinelli USA let me demo a Cinelli The Machine for the ride, which made the day ohhh sooo much better.let me say that I loved this bike. The full carbon framest and wheels were fantastic. It didn't really help my time though.I have always known that it is not the machine but the man. I had quite the eventful day before the century which did NOT help my time at all. Cinelli's seem to be known mostly in the U.S. for their track frames but their road stuff rips. If I had lots of money I would without a doubt get one of these for my road bike and retire the C-Dale.

Coming up Heartbreak Hill. Photo by Anthony DJ

    Cochiti is the place to be. Come one come all to the place known as Cochiti. Had a KILLER ride with the guys the other day that was picture perfect. We ascended Dome rd .....
The (edit, thanks to the keen eye of Mark)Mark and Cat 3 leading the way of course

Dom and Cochiti Lake

Isaac in front of the cerro grande fire damage

   then it was onto Motown trail which is in GREAT shape thanks to the moto doods that pretty much have built most of the trails and maintain most the trails in Cochiti.

Mark and Stefan riding bikes

Then we made a wrong turn and descended down to Alamo Spring.

Then we made our way down Killer Switchbacks
photo by Stefan

Isaac climbing out of Cochiti Canyon

Yes sir another sweet one here in the southwest.

    What is in your audio player? I have Animal Collective's new one Merriweather Post Pavilion in mine. Yet another Baltimore band hittin the bigtime. I first heard of these guys when I saw they had a song called Loch Raven. Which was a reservoir in Towson which had about 40 miles of trails it.Many good memories there.
A picture of the upper loop

               See Ya

Friday, May 01, 2009

We Live In Houses Made Of Wood

   "Don't feel bad, I teach spin class and I couldn't make this climb either" This was said to Mark as we hiked up a steep section on the Chamisa trail form the Winsor up to the saddle. This section of trail can be really tuff on the SS after lots of elevation gain all ready under your belt. I have hit the Winsor and Chamisa a bunch lately. I can say it is soo nice to get back into the bigger trees. I got a late start on the ride up the Winsor but ended up reeling in the crew.

Having a drink before hitting sidewinder

Matt coming down the burn

   Bout a month ago Chris from Bike mag was visiting BTI and he was on his way to New York. He wanted to hit up a ride before he rolled out of town. He was testing out some equipment.
That ride was really fun The snow had just started when we began pedaling. It was falling steady but it was a real light snow and it fell really slowly .Quite magical

This Cochiti ride was a good time for sure.

Robert loving the monocog and ripping it

TG out there

Started seeing more and more snow as we got up to beaver pond

Ohh Beaver Pond. Why are thou so pretty?

I wonder what this cabin was for?

   What is in your audio player?Eric sent me this video of Small Sur playing "Yosemite" live at Current Canyon Fest in Baltimore, Maryland on October 6, 2007

            Buenas Noches