Still no dirt
Temperatures have been unreal here for March, 70 degrees and perfect blue sky’s. I’m thirsting for Dirt, like a Heroin addict during withdrawal; I need my fix soon or going to go crazy. Trails are opening up and everyone else is out riding mountain bikes! Watching the World Cup XCO Opener from RSA on the Red Bull Network only made it worse! The only thing that seems to keep my mind of the trails and dirt is riding my road bike all day. Thus for the 3rd weekend in a row, I went big. One could almost say MEGA?
Rolled out of town with Kelly, Greg & Bill from Epic Endurance. Wasn’t looking for a hard day by any means, just a chance to enjoy the weather and have some fun. Bill broke a spoke rolling north on 36 and ended his day… The rest of us trudged onwards towards Estes Park.
Below is the ride in pictures…
Rolling up Big Thompson Canyon, Massive Canyon walls surround for most of the trip
Busting out of the Canyon and Heading to Glenn Haven then to those white peaks
Glen Haven General Store, time for some world class cinnamon rolls
Mother f@ck$ng, son of b*t(h, this was the sole reason for riding up here
Ah well, the views into Estes Park made up for it
Food and Fuel while enjoying the sunshine in Estes Park
Greg and Kelly Climbing out of Estes
Not sure what mountain this is, but looks like a photo from the 1800′s
Looking back on Estes Park
All in all it was a grand day for a trip to the park. 117 miles of riding and we even caught back up with Bill as he rolled up South St. Vrain Canyon on his mountain bike to catch us.
Sunday ended up being crazy windy, and I managed a short quick trip over to the famous Morgul-Bismarck course for a trip up the wall. Never fell over or had to carry my bike to secure the final spot in the race, I probably didn’t even impress Marcus with my climbing. It was crazy damn windy though and decided to bail on the ride after I stretched my legs.
This weekend is looking great again, another perfect one and thus some more time on the road bike is in the forecast, but all likely to be a lil bit short in the end compared to the last few weeks. But nonetheless will still be some good fun.
Then…. Drumroll… Coming home from 3-29 to 4-2. Plans are to hook up with the GBC crew on Friday am for some Hartman Ranch shredding and then get MEGA on saturday down in Naples with the MtnJet and a few others. Will be nice to bring some high altitude lungs to sea level and maybe take some of those Strava KOM’s from a few of the locals . The main focus of the trip will be to see my sister and her big ol preggo belly and Peyton and Reagan; but since it was unplanned I’ve got lots of leeway to have some fun on my bike. It just better not rain or snow!!