Tuesday, November 13, 2012
So on Sunday while we were getting ready for church, Kanyon comes up to me and says, "Dad, I have a secret. Come close because I have to whisper so mom doesn't hear. As soon as mom is ready to go to church we will tell her we are sick and then we will go snowboarding to Snowbird."
Monday, November 12, 2012
Me and Tuck went up to the bird today at lunch to play in the new snow. It was DEEP! It amazes me every time I am there how much energy that place fills you with! Especially with fresh snow. Jess came up with her and Tucks kids too. I guess Ava has had her snowsuit and snowboard boots on all day and had to come up. Took this pic with my crappy phone.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
So me and the my two older boys had a little adventure yesterday. Kanyon and Christian wanted to go up the canyon and see some of the snow. So we drove up in the Legacy to Silver Lake. We got into some snow on the road up toward the top and almost got stuck. But we were able to rip around and get out. We parked up at the Upper Silver lake trailhead lot and got out to play in the snow. We decided to walk down to the lake and skip some rocks. The ground was covered in snow and it seemed to be pretty solid. We were about 400 yards away from the car and the ground seemed to be getting a bit spongy. About 2 steps later we all sank. I was up to about mid thigh. Both Chrish and Kan lost their shoes. I thought I was stuck for good. There were no other people up their and I thought for sure we would end up dying there halfway buried in the mud and snow. Somehow I was able to free myself but had to work my way out of my shoes as well. There was no way to get them out. Christian and Kanyon were both freezing and my feet were super cold too. I packed Chris on my back and Kan under my arms like a baby and started heading for the car. I thought for sure they would have to amputate my feet. Chris kept falling off and would walk a few steps and I would have to get him back on my back. We made it back to the car and my feet were burning super bad when they started thawing out. The kids thought it was pretty funny once we were warm and safe in the car, where just a few minutes earlier while I was carrying them through the frozen tundra they kept saying this turned into the worst day of our lives!!! I told them they would never forget this day for sure.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
A buddy of mine has the Ibis Mojo HD. This is a bike I have had my eye on for a while. He went out of town and let me borrow it for the weekend. Me and my dad went up and rode the Ridge yesterday. That bike rides like a Cadillac. I couldn't find anything big enough or rugged enough to feel like I was ever coming close to the bikes limits. I think I would be needing to send it off some 30 foot drops to get to that point. It's set up pretty bomber. It was a perfect fall day to be in the mountains!!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Last night me and dad rode the Ridge Trail. We started at the summit and rode out to the 4 way and took the South Fork Deer Creek side and back up to the summit. They re-routed the bottom which was super nice. I was a bit nervous to ride my fully rigid single speed up there as there are some steeper climbs and some rocky and rooted out downhill sections. I hadn't been up there in a couple years since I had not had a bike, but the trail was just the way I remembered. My Nashbar single speed 29er handled everything like a BOSS! On climbs I use to drop to granny gear on I was able to push right up them. Riding one gear has made me a much more powerful rider. I rode most of the trail better than I used to on a fully suspended geared bike and I am still not in that great of shape. My legs felt stronger than ever though! For those that think single speeding is some type of super human activity, it's not. But you can keep thinking that. On some of the rockier sections a nice suspension fork would have been nice as well as some hydraulic brakes, but it didn't ruin the fun by any means. Just a few feet into the trail a runner warned us of a large bull moose about a quarter mile in standing right in the trail. We came up on him fast and I was about 10 feet away. He stared me down a bit and we backed off the trail as some motorcycles were coming up behind us. When we stepped off the trail, dad backed right into a wasp nest. They straight attacked him. He must have had about 15-20 stings. The moose left and we biked on. On the downhill after the 4 way I must have hit a wasp and he stuck to my calf and proceeded to zap me. That thing was vicious! Then about halfway up the climb to the summit it got dark on us and started to rain hard. The dirt quickly gummed up and was sticking to our bikes so we hopped onto the road and rode the rest the way up on that. It was a super fun ride! I get so stoked every time I go out. Biking up there does something different than riding down in the valley like Corner Canyon. The smells, and the trees and air breathe life back into you up there.
|Didn't have my camera, but he looked like this guy.|
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Rode with Tuck and Rod this morning up in Corner Canyon. Today was Tuck's first day on his new Cannondale single speed 29er. Rod was riding SS as well, but he is riding an 18t rear cog. He made me feel really tired because he was cranking the whole way and was still able to carry on a conversation. He was kind enough to take a couple breathers on the way up Clark's. Rush was super fun today. Rod was riding fast which was good. It pushed me to ride faster than normal. I was throwing some nice whips and every time the Devo song would run through my head. I think I may have started to sing it out loud. Time to stop drinking the Dew. Tuck was punishing me on the uphills.
|This is Tuck's new bike.|
Friday, July 27, 2012
Me, Tuck, and Joe rode Corner Canyon this morning. It was super nice out. It was dark when we hit the trail at 5:30 and it seemed that we were the first ones up Clarks because I was catching spider webs in the face about every 20 feet. It drizzled for just a bit and it made the sunrise amazing. The colors were rad. We saw a few rainbows although no doubles. I will get some pics up later but this morning's ride reminded me of a childhood hero. I loved this show more than anything when I was little. Here's to you Bob Ross.
It was basically dark on the way up Clark's
Sunrise was amazing today!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Me, Tuck and Joe rode Corner Canyon this morning. It was perfect. It had rained a bit yesterday making the dirt super nice and grippy (hero dirt). I am on a 20t cog now and it makes a big difference, plus my I can feel my legs getting stronger, even after only 4 rides. Tuck rigged his go pro with a super creative rig (Duct Tape and a mop pole). Joe ended up throwing up halfway up Clarks living up to his nickname we gave him a few years back on his first ride with us. Tuck was pushing it on the downhill and went down a few times. I will post some video when Tucker does some editing, but we got some pics.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Today I turn a year older. No better way to celebrate than to go mt. biking. Me and Tuck hit Corner Canyon this morning at about 7 am. It was nice and cool from a much needed rain storm yesterday. It made the trails perfect. Just a bit tacky for some good grip. We pedaled up Clarks and rode down Rush. I will definitely be getting a 19 or 20 tooth for my rear cog though. Pedaling up Clarks on an 18 tooth was torture, especially this only being my 3rd time out on the bike after a few years of no riding. It was super fun though.