Monday, October 25, 2010
Today i went back out to the Oasis to cut some more trail, The first time since last spring. Jim had been out a few times and got some serious work done. Although we are in some rocky country and going is slow, I think that we will have a loop done by the end of the year. If we could get some help out there we could get it done in 2 weeks. I think this is going to be a one way trail until it gets ridden quite a bit. Check out the newest 100".
Work sure gets in the way of having fun. Last Thursday was another great TNFF (thursday night Fun Feast) . I only got a couple photos cause somehow Harvey and myself got split from the group of almost 22 people and did the ride by ourselves looking for somebody. We went non stop for a long time before finding the others on exposure of all places. We had a great time. Also, last night i thought i might bake some brownies, and the dogs thought they would like them after bed time. I woke up when the pan hit the floor. Here are some guilty dog pictures.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Finally, A real cool day here in Arizona. There was a 50% chance of rain today and temps in the high 70's. I was hoping to get caught in the rain, but when you want it you never seem to get it. None the less it was a great ride that included FINS, Secret, Toothhaker, Pedestrian, Gasden, Butterfield, dysart, the horse arena, unknown, toothhaker, secret, Park ave west where i got a flat. ( TNT stans is not as good as real stans ) past harvs, to the corget trail, to fins, to the rusty rake to mars meander, to my car. I did not take a spedo or gps, but i am guessing about 35 miles and took 4.15 with a flat fix.
For your entertainment
me and a tree got in a fight, my stans monster, final resting place of a cacti, and some other stuff.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I have ben slacking on the photos lately. I got the camera all charged up and back on my pack so get ready. Yesterday I took of in search of quartz peak located far south in the Estrella range, think closer to Mobile than Goodyear. I was going on what I could see on google earth. One thing GE wont tell you is what the roads are like and where fences are. Turns out, most of the roads i was counting on were super sandy, and the park has a pretty stout fence around it. Not a huge deal. None the less i had a great time. I took off from FINS and made my way out there. I did not find the peak trailhead, i thought i was close but i think i was about 3 miles away. I got about 30 miles in on the trip, mostly bushwhacking around the sandy roads. It was a blast.