Wow! What an amazing weekend. I probably should have ridden longer/harder/faster, but I got a lot of stuff done and introduced some new folks to the northeast trails. Rudy from the UTEP bike club brought some friends out and I gave them a little tour. We hit Mad Cow, looped back to the dam, then went back up to the “tire” to hit Stan’s and and the last bit of the Puzzler before the feedzone.
The only reason Jen and I wore our knee warmers was because the wind picked up.
Before we met up with these guys, the sun was blazing and the wind hadn’t picked up yet. We saw a garter snake. The views were amazing. We were up on Sotol when I went for the camera and realized I’d left it on top of the car. I rarely drive to the trails, but since we were meeting these guys, we figured we’d take the single speeds….which wastes some serious time on the roads getting to the trails. We also had some errands to run afterwards. We took the b-line back to the benzo and happily…my camera was just chilling on the roof.
Good thing. Jen was able to snap this sweet poser shot with me in my hummingbird attracter kit and not so matching yellow socks.
The day before, Jen and I saw this fat feathered friend on a ridge line. This is one of the fattest hawks I’ve ever seen. I could see him pretty well, but the camera was a little lacking. I refuse to carry a huge camera with a big ass telephoto lens.
Thirty people have registered for the Puzzler. That’s more than last year, and most of last year’s entrants waited until the day before the race to enter. Hopefully that will be the same this year and we’ll hit our target of 50.
I’ve got some stuff for sale if anyone is interested. I’ll send pics if you ask.
Hayes HFX Mag brakes with both fat aluminum levers and carbon levers – $50 for the pair
Surly Jim Brown Disc bolt on hubs, 32 hole, with freewheels 17-22. 21 and 22 are White Industries – $150
26″ Fox RLC 100mm disc only. Will include 1st gen stan’s rim laced to DT Swiss Onyx disc hub with Revolution spokes. Steerer about 7″. $350 BBB5 brake another $40.
Magura Hugin Rear Shock….almost brand new. 6.5×1.5. Comes with lots of hardware to mount to any bike that uses that length shock. Mounted to Jen’s Racer-X for about 3 rides. Back on Fox for this season. $125