Greensfelder in 1988. In fact, it was my first ride and my first race all at the same time. It has always been a wild place...rocky, rough, unruly.. Marty and I have always said that if you ride at Greensfelder enough, it will get you. And it has taken skin and bone from me multiple times.
That has changed somewhat. Our wonderful friends at GORC have saddled the beast and taken the trail down from Level 10 Unruly to Level 8 Rockstar in just a couple of years.
I sampled this goodness two weeks ago with awesome results. And I was one of the lucky few to get out on the trail on Sunday, too, just after the Gorc crew had added yet another delicious morsel of trail. I was there in the late afternoon, and the slime had been subdued and the trail was nearly picture perfect.
I rode two big loops of the three main biking trails and I was pooped. But a good pooped.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
ROSCO: Kid, there's only so much room. Besides, when you're gone all day I pretty much own this couch. I'm not ready to give it up just when you rowdy humans come home.
ELI: Yeah, ok. Can I just lay my head next to you?
ROSCO: Tell you what, kid...my butt is cold. Put your head right there at the end of the pillow and we'll call it a day, shall we?
ELI: Ok. Tell me if there are any, you know...problems coming.
ROSCO: Sure. I'll be sure to let you know, kid.
ELI: G'night, Rosco.
ROSCO: G'night, kid.
I believe that there are three more tournaments to this season, one being here in St. Louis.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Since it was quite cold, the creek was frozen. We were taking turns throwing rocks onto the ice, trying to break through. That was really more fun than it sounds, probably because we had a 5 year old along.
There are so many things you can find to do so close to your house if you really try.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Friday, February 03, 2012
Both bikes got a good washing after a couple days of trail riding.
Yesterday before work I took the ghetto fabulous Sette out to Greensfelder and shredded it. For February 2nd, it was like a dream. The trail was literally begging me to ride. The mud was confined to the smallest of sections and was a non-factor. I was babbling on about it for the rest of the day.
Having the day off today, and knowing the weather change is a'comin', I took the Kona Hei Hei out to the same trail. And, true to advertising form, it was like a trail-flattening device. Never, never underestimate Greensfelder...but after 90 minutes on each bike, following the exact same trails, I can say that Greensfelder is much more easily tamed by said full-suspension bike. If I had the time, I would have doubled the riding today. Alas, I did not, so I had to load up the Hei while I still had loads of riding left in my body.
Next time, I guess.