Whew! Clearly, nicer weather and staying close to home over a holiday weekend means I get to ride more. The biggest problem with that is I barely have enough time to get a blog entry done. Since it’s already Tuesday afternoon while I’m writing this and I have a week + to talk about, I’m going to keep it short this time. But, I have extra pictures…..BONUS!!
Tuesday, a small group of us did a road ride around the valley, highlighted by Jacob introducing us to a semi-secret canal trail outside Phoenix that none of us had been on before.
As usual, Wednesday found me amongst my good buds enjoying some Cycle Analysis goodness on John’s Peak. It was so fun, I didn’t even stop for any pics. That’s ok. There’s plenty more from the rest of the week….
For instance, Saturday. That’s when Shawn and I tackled the Salmon River Loop. 100 miles and just short of 10,000 feet of climbing. Needless to say, it was a doozy.
That was a great, if painful, day. I love those kinds of rides. They’re what I live for. As long as I keep living while doing them.
The next day was an Applegate Lake loop with my good friend Robert. The Memorial Day crowd was out in force all the way around the lake. Even the wildlife got out and enjoyed the day.
Sunday, I met up with a couple more good friends and made a new one. The Greensprings Inn served as home base for an adventure along the canals that bring water from the mountain reservoir to the Rogue Valley (I think. Don’t quote me on that.)
I love weeks like that. They remind me how lucky I am to live where I live and to have such badass people in my life. Thanks to all of you that made last week so awesome. You know who you are. I hope you guys had as much fun as I did!