Just some thoughts and experiences from a mountain bike endurance racer who likes to ride and race his single speed mountain bike a long long way on remote single track in the mountains and desert.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Moab early season 11 hour ride

Normally we would be doing the traditional White Rim in a Day ride but since Mineral bottom was closed from the big mud slide in the fall we decided just to do a big loop that Jeff put together.

Quick breakfast and some extremely thick coffee complements of Jeff.  I still can't get the smell out of my mug!
 Great early morning riding on the Sovereign trail
Sunrise, Cold!
Lunch, cold McDonalds cheeseburgers and a Nutella taco after 7-mile trail
Should we do that extra 2 1/2 hour loop on metal masher? Yep! 

Turned out great except when Jeff Hemperley ripped his tire on a wicked rock drop and face planted on the next ledge.  Luckily he was okay!  Since singlespeed endurance racers don't have much of a brain anyway we were not concerned about his head. 
The "Widow maker", unfortunately nobody got a picture of me huckin it.
Kiv and myself when the weather finally warmed up to 50.  Kiviok gets credit for almost all the pictures.
Great day!