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When everything was PERFECT!!! I headed out to Patapsco State park for a ride (the only ride I'll be able to get in for the next couple weeks) and on the way there, the sun was warming things up, good tunes on the radio, been nice and dry here for the last couple weeks so I broke out my "good" bike. After I parked and got ready, I headed down the trail. Weaving, dodging, jumping, etc on VERY nice dry, hard pack, single track. The park did seem to be a bit crowded, but that didn't damping my spirits one bit. Ran into some friends that I haven't seen in ages. AHHHH, couldn't have begged for a better day! Thanks GOD. REALLY needed that. I rode for about 3 hours and was planning to do a little more, but by that time my knee was bothering me and I decided not to push it. I had a good 20 miles in. If you couldn't make it today, I hope you'll get out next time and to those that could ride, I hope you had as good as a time as I did! :D
 

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nice! i had one of those days too, didn't want to stop riding but parental duties were calling, but a perfect day here in Denver....
 

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Ahhhh, yeah here too....

Started out not-so-good: Missed the people that said they'd be carpooling :confused: then hit ridiculous traffic on the way to the big trail. Ah, screw it! Turned around and headed back for the smaller, more advanced trail that I usually do.

Met up with a familiar face in the lot, so we did the first lap together. Parted ways and I went on to beat my personal best on the third and final lap.....without really trying!! :cool:

Plus, the conditions were dry and sketchy, meaning no traction and washing out on the climbs. Once the trail gets some rain, I may break a new record for myself!

Finished up with no mechanicals or injuries, basking in the endorphin rush. Life can be so good sometimes.
 

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entire weekend

Actually the entire weekend has been nearly perfect. Sat morning I awake to find an email from my lady friend from Kirkuk. Then I meet up with my buds and ride around Tantalus loop a few times before heading down to the Waikiki area to watch the bike portion of the Honolulu world cup triathlon. The veggie wrap from the grill there on Monseratt Ave was awesome as usual. Dinner at the new City Diner in Waipio Gentry. The cheesesteak was fantastico.

I got a call from a pal wanting to mt bike the Kahukus today--I could have finally got the new Stumpie introduced to dirt but instead chose to sleep in. Got up and took the road bike up Kolekole pass--and OH MY GOD--the Navy side of Kole Kole pass is finally open to traffic again. I have never been there and the ride down was steep and fun with quick hairpin turns a galore---not to mention perfect views--I've never seen so much cacti and growing high up in the mountain rock--just awesome--sorry no camera. A good 30 miles today between the 2 adjoining posts and at a 18.2 mph clip amongst those hills. Well that was because the Navy in their infinite wisdom thinks their side of the pass is too dangerous for bikes. They gathered a bunch of us up with a pickup truck and escorted us back up top to the Army side---discrimination in the name of safety--I can't wait until tomorrow to complain. So the ride up would have been sheer torture anyway--I was actually secretly glad for the lift---well maybe only maybe--the torture would have been soo gooood!

Now the wife is barbecueing. Oh and I discovered the cheap way of downloading tons of great music on allofmp3.com

So yeah the weekend was SWEET!!!!!!

crashedandburned said:
When everything was PERFECT!!! I headed out to Patapsco State park for a ride (the only ride I'll be able to get in for the next couple weeks) and on the way there, the sun was warming things up, good tunes on the radio, been nice and dry here for the last couple weeks so I broke out my "good" bike. After I parked and got ready, I headed down the trail. Weaving, dodging, jumping, etc on VERY nice dry, hard pack, single track. The park did seem to be a bit crowded, but that didn't damping my spirits one bit. Ran into some friends that I haven't seen in ages. AHHHH, couldn't have begged for a better day! Thanks GOD. REALLY needed that. I rode for about 3 hours and was planning to do a little more, but by that time my knee was bothering me and I decided not to push it. I had a good 20 miles in. If you couldn't make it today, I hope you'll get out next time and to those that could ride, I hope you had as good as a time as I did! :D
 

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we decided to "head out on the highway..."

Although we did not "get our motors runnin'..."

Sunday was beautiful here, so Mrs. davis and myself loaded up the road bikes and headed for the Scenic Highway. It was the first time the road bikes were out on pavement this year. Gorgeous day, gorgeous views, and two terribly out of shape people. I kept reminding myself of Confucius' saying, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." So we took a small step towards regaining some level of fitness. The climbs were brutal (I nearly threw-up at one point) but the eye-watering descents were oh sooo fast. We were only out for about 2 hours but it was enough. Should be hitting some dirt today or tomorrow, depending on how fast I can get this ol' "honey-do" list accomplished.

Got a phone call from Chili last Friday, and that got me excited about this year's Shuffle. I figured I better do something quick so I can keep up with you guys and not be *too* embarassed. I should be good to go by then. Plus, we have some new routes planned for this year, and they'll most likely be hyper-technical (think Red Run but as a 1000' downhill for the Turkey Mtn. day). YEE-HAWWW!
 
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