Friday, September 19, 2008

:: Fall Fruit(a) ::

Heading to Fruita Colorado tomorrow at the butt-crack of dawn. My friends from Denver headed up last night and have the camp site secure. I will hopefully get there around 9 in the morning, just in time to join them for the first ride of the day.

Fruita is a mountain biking mecca. Super nice single track, not really a lot of sustained climbing so you can get in a lot of miles without killing yourself. It is also possible to do multiple days and not be spent from the day before, although Advil and a couple beers definetly cure the pain, and saddle soreness.

Here is great link to see the awesomeness of fruita. Here is a video too.

Well on further bike news, I cracked my Niner frame last week and have a new "tang" (warranty) frame all ready for the trip. I have a couple rides in already on the new frame and it seems to work well, real well actually. Here is a shot of the new color... cool right.

As well as the new Niner, I might be getting my Spot Bike as well. maybe. I would love to have the single speed for fruita, it would be great. If I havent mentioned it before, Spot single speeds use a carbon belt instead of a chain. check it out here and here.

Well I will try to post some shot when I get back, I am excited to see the guys, but I am NOT a good camper, but I make due. It all stems from bad boy scout experiences, I don't know.

:: talk to you all soon ::

Monday, September 8, 2008

:: Nice weather, Long rides, Great music ::

Had a long 40 mile ride saturday, from home to Lost Lake Loop, Buffer Creek, to Vail Village. Lost Lake isn't my favorite ride, but wanted the miles so I put up with the rocks, the views and weather were worth the pain. Hit up Oktober Fest (some of you got the text messages, i sent) for some brats and beers.

Sunday Erin and I headed down to denver to see my ultimate favorite band. Hot Water Music... awesome. Drove down for the day. (Those Oktoberfest beers weren't treating me well, thanks Erin for putting up with me, I think the chinese actually helped?) We headed back up the hill after the show, getting home at 1:30a.m. so I'm pretty tired, but a great weekend regardless.

:: bye ::

Thursday, September 4, 2008

:: Fall is here ::

Hey all. Sorry it has been so long. Erin and I have almost completed our wedding tour of the summer. With a final trip out to Chicago via Michigan for some family time for Erin. We flew into Detroit from Vail to see our God-Child and the rest of the Schneider and Mckeown families. We hung out for a day, and packed up the Yukon for the road trip to Chicago. Chicago is always fun, I think it is my favorite city, just so midwest. We made the trip with Erin's parents that were invited to the wedding as well. Stayed at the Talbot hotel, walked around downtown, shopped (I love Penguin clothing now), drank, ate, all good things. It was hot, real hot, maybe that is one thing I don't like about Chicago, that Midwest humidity. ouch.

It was a great weekend and seeing family always makes it hard to leave. Erin and I alway wonder if we should move back to be closer to family... it's hard living so far. We miss you all.

Back in beautiful "humid-less" Colorado, and the weather is just amazing. Fall is coming in quick, it's sweater and jeans weather after 6p.m. Been on some amazing rides after work, the sunsets have been breathtaking. That brings me back to the moving back to the east to be with family... it would be hard to move from such an amazing place. We live in a place where people come for vacation. Some people will never get to see the sunsets I see or ride the trails I ride. That is amazing to me. I absolutely love living here. So a request to all family... move here, retire here, come enjoy this with us... Please.

:: Much love to all, and make plans to visit soon ::