Tuesday, September 21, 2010

sunsets, tallboys & trashcan lids

Wow what a weekend, I know it's Tuesday but I've been busy.

If you missed the sunset ride on Holston Mountain you missed one heck of a ride, I know I've said that before but I really mean it this time. I was amazed at the awesome views and mad at myself for living here this long and Friday was my first trip up to Flint Rock. The view was comparable to Buzzard's Rock but with a 3rd of the ride.
We had a good sized group rolling with us, about half girls and half guys which is unusual for mountain bike rides. Kerry was a bit deceiving in his description of the terrain. "A flat fireroad of 3-4 miles out and back. The only correct part was that it was a fireroad but definitely not flat. It wasn't bad by any means but I did hear a few curse words about 2 miles in as we continued to climb. The last leg was a stretch of singletrack probably just under a mile but steep and fun.
Most everyone arrived with a few adult beverages stored in camelbaks but they were quickly tossed back into our vehicles once we saw Kerry's BOB trailer with a full sized cooler strapped to it.

A view of South Holston Lake

The sunset was one of the best I've seen in a long time.

Kerry's Karate Monkey and beverage cart. Surly really makes a do it all bike.
I'm not sure what's going on here but to me it looks as if Olga is either praying or getting up from a fall.
Saturday Melinda and I decided to swing by the first MSG cyclocross race of the year. I haven't been to one in over a year, but I immediately wished I had brought my bike once I saw the riders streaming past us. I've never been to one of these events merely as a spectator and it was nice for a change to be one of the hecklers vs. the one being heckled.
Fortunately to ease my pain of not racing there were several coolers full of Sunshine Wheat graciously donated by New Belgium. I've never been a big fan of wheat beers but I have to say it was quite tasty, maybe the fact that it was free had something to do with it, I dunno.

Somebody once said that 29" wheels are for trashcan lids. I hope whoever it was doesn't see Alan wearing this Niner t-shirt.

1 comment:


it's a cycling shirt sir....