Friday, January 23, 2015

Winter Time Riding

For some reason or another I have been getting up at 4 am to get out and ride in the mornings rather at night after work. It's been a nice change up and on some days I do get up early to ride than run after work. It's the best of both worlds and a great way to start and end the day. It's peaceful out and with little to no traffic it make sit that much more enjoyable. Laura thinks I'm nuts but that goes without saying.


















Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A New Year a New Adventure

2014 was a great year on many levels. I had a great year racing bikes. Here are my highlights:

  • 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo-4th place solo single speed
  • Arizona Trail Race 300 finisher: 2 days 21 hours. 2nd place single speeder. 
  • 12 Hours of Mesa Verde-4th solo single speed
  • Vapor Trail 125 finisher- single spped (4th time to finish)
  • Moab Marathon trail run: 5 hours 23 minutes. 

Now that 2015 is here Laura and I are onto a new adventure. We are relocating to Prescott, AZ. Laura has accepted the position of Human Resources Director for the Town of Chino Valley. We put an offer on a home in Prescott and are going through the process of getting that deal completed. We need to sell the house in Rico. I will stay behind to deal with that while Laura gets to go down to start her new job and enjoy the awesome weather that Prescott has to offer. We always talked about going to that area and Laura's career will make it happen. 

Here are some pics of me riding in Prescott the last two weekends. I'm over the long winters in Rico. 




















And hopefully this tiny house on an acre lot will be ours in the next month. And of course there is a trail head within a half mile of the house. Location, location, location!!!!



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lockhart Basin Riding




New terrain was had this past weekend. Lockhart Basin Road from Utah state hwy 211 in the Indian Creek Rec area camping at Hamburger Rock Campground. I had a great ride with Pete Eschallier and Paul Adams. We rode 70 miles with 5,039 feet of climbing on Sunday. The original plan was to ride to Moab and back but that was not happening with how long it would have taken. It was slower going than we had anticipated, and we were putting it down. I was tired. We turned back at mile 35 which was a great call or we would have been riding back late into the night. A great adventure still to check out new terrain. I'll be back!


Hamburger Rock campground. 



Sunrise on our start.


Outstanding views all day!

Paul and Pete discussing our options.

Chicken Corner down in the lowland.




Somebody lost their camper!



Water in Indian Creek.



Paul's and Pete's rigs.

Got in another ride on Monday with Paul to the Colorado River overlook in the park and connected some jeep roads back to camp. 27 miles. Awesome terrain out there in that area of Hamburger Rock. Great camping to boot.




Sand!!!



Two Pauls! LOL!!  Fun pano pics.







some sand

Cool finding a pictograph.

Obsidian chunks.