Tuesday, October 9

Where does time go?

Holy crap I need to get an update in but the days keep clicking by with no update so here goes nothing. This weekend was a ton of fun and nice and relaxed. On Saturday I finally got down to Salvagetti to pick up some Rock and Roll Extreme lube. I was fresh out and now I'm hooked on that stuff. Marni and I also bumped into Dave at the Wilderness Exchange sale after we bummed around REI looking for warmer winter 14er gear. After the shopping exursions we headed over to Craig and Emily's baby shower for little Ariel. She is a really cute little girl and Marni got her a book and a stuffed giraffe and knitted her some booties. While we were there Scott got Craig's dad to let us ride the penny farthing. Good thing I've got long legs! Craig and his dad are way taller than me and I could barely reach the pedals. It was pretty fun though and I'm sure I'd do better if I got a little more practice. Wheeeee!Sunday we got more stuff ready for Moab and slept in again which was great. We checked out the new REI expansion while we were in Boulder and most hung out all day.

Last night Marni had another kickball game so I rode down to Boulder on a sly fox style night ride. Lights blastin down the singletrack. Wheeee! Plus my fantasy football team finally won a game, thank god. I didn't want to be skunked all season. Today and tonight will be more Moab prep. Got to cut my hair, wash my bike and then dad is coming tomorrow. I hope some packages show up in the mail today and tomorrow too. I'm getting excited and it's hard to wait until Friday to leave.

In other news there is an enduronut WRIAD trip coming a couple weeks after Moab. Plus a new mountain biking website, MBpost.com, just rolled out to the public. You've got to check it out. It's some really cool and powerful software that makes for a great way to post trails and trip reports.

Also found this one for Scott on MTBR. Glowing rotors! Close but not quite (FSAE) on finding glowing MTB disc brakes. Then today I leave you with, The Uber Elks Traverse...could it be done?

7 comments:

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Becky said...

Looks like a fun bike to ride, where can I get one? (for slightly shorter legs of course)

Chris said...

Good question Becky, I have no idea. The bike's owner said they are still making replicas but this one was from the 1960s?

Dave said...

Which peaks, and in what order? The Snowmass-Capitol traverse is itself supposed to be pretty tough, though longer loops have been done in the area.

Next summer......

Good part of living in the FR: 14ers and people with whom to do them

Bad part: living near REI

Chris said...

All of them? It was brought up as a "look what you could do" post on 14ers.com, probably not serious in someone attempting it.

Capitol, snowmass, the bells, lightning, thunder, pyramid and castle. You'd have to have one hell of a weather window for sure, other than that I don't see why some ultrafit guys couldn't get it done. Hump the water, a short lead rope and belay jackets?

Dave said...

Sounds like an early September project.

Scott said...

We've GOT to be able to make them glow!!!