Thursday, August 27, 2009

Hmm, guess I should say something

Well, where did the summer go? We had a cool, wet spring that seemed to go into the end of July and the first part of August. Never did have a 100 degree day this summer? Kind of nice. Well, as you can see by my lack of updating this blog, I would much better be outside than blogging. Seems like we tried packing our entire summer plans into one month. Was able to squeeze in some good ride in here and there.

So I will try to give a quick review of the last few months -

Been getting in some good F.I.F.O rides in with the boys danoinred, bad andy, Glover, andRickyBobbyGreg. There is nothing like starting your day off with a ride at 5 am in the morning! Diet Coke helps!!

Was asked by one of my customers Joshua to sponser a group of guys in Kansas, Bad Goat Racing , in the light department. Had been following Joshua's blog and they seemed like my kind of people - down to earth and like to ride bikes. They even hooked me up with a sweet team jersey -

So I have been trying to represent the Rocky Mountain edition of Bad Goat Racing

Took the Nirve chopper and the Von Franco out and did a crusier ride with the Denver Cruisers one night. Pretty fun stuff

Had two of my friends, Dan and Nick, compete in the 2009 Colorado Trail Race, which is an unsupported 470 mile mtn bike on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango with only 60,00 feet of elevation gain. These guys are insane!! They were shooting to finish in 11 days. They did it in 10 and some change! Way to go guys. It was so fun to watch "real time" with their SPOT trackers and wondering what might be going on thru their heads? Here a write up - Dan and Nicks Colorado Trail Race Adventure.

Had another Amoeba customer and his wife, Dan and Bevin, compete in the Leadville 100 on a tandem! Check out their write-up -

Got a couple of local riders that are going to be using their Amoeba lights to compete in the Vapor Trail Race. 125 miles mtn bike race in Salida with a 10 pm start time. There ain't to teams going on here! Just solo crazees!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Amoeba - rockin' the darkside!

Well, I thought I had better update the blog (finally). Been just lettting it run with the card photos for a while, been getting some good hits. Been doing some good spring riding. Benn out to Buffalo Creek for a couple of PBR me!'s Thursday night rides (death marches). Usually end up being around 25 miles with about 3000' of vertical, 4 hours of riding. Also been doing some regular FIFO rides at 5:00 am. Been getting alot of rain on the weekends, I am ready for summer.

After a full holiday weekend of rain, Tuesday morning I woke up and headed out for a 5:00 am ride by myself in the steady drizzle. These are some of my favorite rides! Played around with the camera a little too.

The view before down. You have to careful about smiling too big on the downhill as you will have a mouthful of dirt by the time you get to the car. About 45 minutes of steady climbing and about 10 minutes down too the car!

Here are a couple of photos of me and Dano playing around at Red Rocks before work about a week ago. Great way to start the day.

Some other photos from this rainy weekend. Thought all of the green grass would make a good background.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Looking for some motivation

With another storm on its way and the trails are still covered from the last storm, looking for some motivation. Found some good videos. That is all I got for now.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hello mate!

Got to admit that I am really hating missing the spring blizzard that just hit Denver. It has been so unusally warm lately that a spring blizzard would have been nice to enjoy for a few days, I know the trails can sure use the moisture.

Anyhoo, it has been incredible here in Australia! Temps in the 90's and 100's, overly freindly people, very laid back culture. What is not to love? Spent 5 days in Perth and am currently in Sydney for a day and a half.

View from the hotel in Perth

Sydney sights