I had some fun with Thad and Newmyer on Sunday. Life is good...
Monday, June 23, 2008
OK, now back to other pointless yet satisfying things that I am up to like growing facial for competition. Yes, I am partaking in one of those silly moustache competitions you may have heard about some dude in the office doing while hydrating around your water cooler. I feel kinda gay for doing it but I have secretly been looking for any reason to bring back the stash after letting it go last year. I only had it for a second but I grew attached. I think in my past life I probably had one as it just feel right in a not so right kinda way. I will keep you up to date on it's progress and I am gunning for either the creepiest or most original category. I have six weeks to grow it out and look like a complete dumbass. Word. I need sleep.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I feel like a kid at Christmas... The Enduro De Ocho is almost here and it has consumed me. If you knew half the story and are planning on attending you would probably have the same problem. Last night I was up until midnight getting the Enduro Bike ready for action. Here is a sneak peak...
I am adding some gears to the mix for what will be a true test of bike selection. Since you may only ride one bike for the entire weekend, bike selection will be key to winning the overall MBAMBW Title. I figured the Planet X came back to me for a reason and what a better reason than winning my own event. Before you start saying that I should not be eligible I say "throw your own enduro and if I show up and you beat me I won't complain". All joking aside, winning will not be that easy as there are some big names ready to sign up and give it hell so I continue to add events that will level the playing field and add a little chance to the whole thing. Again I jest and will not be eligible to win, not that you will really win anything except the title of the Most Bass Ass Mountain Biker in the World Title and whatever crazy contraption of a trophy I can come up with in the next few days and some super swag from local shops, Pisgah Works and Swiftwick Socks. This is an event where everyone one is a winner and your entry fee for getting on the bus will be well worth it since there will be free beer provided all weekend. Details will be up on the Enduro Blog tomorrow so check it, check it out. If your planning on training for this one I suggest drink, ride, and work on your sleep deprivation skills. That's all for now. Jut
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Over the past few days I have been hanging with good peeps and riding killer trail. Since I don't want to spend the whole days in doors typing I will be give you the cliffnote version of an action packed week on the bike.
Wednesday - Bent Creek with Pisgah Bruce. I tried to make myself puke by racing to Ingles Field then doing a time trial to five points (12 minutes if you're wondering). Bombed Greens Lick and sessioned the new kicker at the bottem which by the way is perfect.
Thursday - Back to Bent Creek with Matt J, Ben, and guest. Good ride up North Boundry to Green's Lick and back to the car.
Friday - North Mills River area with Beth. Spencer > Trace >up 5000 > Bath in Creek > Papa's and Beer. Good laid back ride and extreme planning session for the enduro.
Saturday - Rode with the Tomato, Jay, Jody and Clay. 5 star single-speed ride on excellent trail. We even made a jump (see below) and I rode the really big tree for the first time. Kicked back in the sun at "the best swimming hole ever" as declared by papa tomato.
It was a week of highs and lows which really added to the experience. Things had been going so well that it was hard to get all the juice out of life and when my bike was stolen on Monday night I felt crappy for the first time in a long time. It reminded me that to feel the intense highs in life we have to know what it feels like to be low... Live good people. Jut
Friday, June 13, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008