Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hell-o-ween Ride

It was an interesting night on the foothills of Mount Timpanogos. An eclectic group of costumed cyclists gathered to ride the local trails. About 25 riders showed up to brave the cold and ride the route (Water Tank Road to Bettys to Kennys Beltloop to Frank to upper Belt to Dry and back on the BST. The costumes were funny and some were a bit freaky. Overall it was a great experience riding with the motley crew while listening to Motley Crue thanks to Dee "Aaron" Snyder who hooked tunes up to his handlebars for our riding enjoyment. This ride is one of those unique experiences that is a "Must Do" for anyone who owns mountain bike, a good headlamp and a gorilla suit. Hope to see you next year. Thanks Rick S. for organizing the event.

Moo Moo Gorilla and Rick "Madoff"

My Precious

Aaron as Dee Snyder

Danielle the nurse explaining to Kenny the size of buckle?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall Riding

I love riding in Autumn. I'm confident I'm not alone in this. The weather is near perfect, the cool, crisp air makes the efforts comfortable. The scenery is amazing with the various trees and shrubs redressing for the season creating a rainbow of color that contours the earth. The high peaks have a dusting of snow which tell of the winter soon to come.

Most of all I enjoy riding with friends, the pressure and obligations of race season are over and we can just ride to ride. If I could have it my way I would just take the whole month of October off and spend it on my bike, with my family or visiting the amazing National Parks here in Utah and in the region.

KC on a photo stop while climbing the Great Western Trail