|This cow was scratching the top of its head on the side of the walkway when we got there. That's Kenny across the way.|
The Murphy's Law of Weather-To-Outdoor-Recreate-In is in effect, which states: as the bourgeoisie toil at work the weather shall be accommodating and purty; whereas said bourgeoisie's days off will consist of cold weather complemented with precipitation. I have cold weather gear. I ain't scared; but it's a deal breaker if the temps hover near-freezing. Everything's cold then, including your Willy and toes and when that happens, it's time to stay indoors. Got frostbitten once at A-Basin skiing with Jay. On my my nose and near my cheek. It was weird. Yeah. Ski season I is sooooo looking forward to you too. I wanna ride with another teammate who just moved near the area. He's an excellent 'crosser and mt biker to boot but I ain't gonna ride on wet trails peeps. My boy Hez-chilly's going to Moab with his familia this weekend. Nice.
Saturday is a wee bit cold but glorious for a Fall Day in Colorado. Talk about the phenomenon of synchronicity. My brother just recently made the switch to tubeless. Today, before I take my son to swim practice (he's kicking butt by the way), as I load up my 29er to go riding with my homey Kenny L. and notice that both my tires are flat from all the goatheads that gravitated to my tires in my last cyclocross race. At the rec center I call Kenny and tell him my tires are flat and he suggests I by some Stan's sealant to make my tires tubeless. How cosmically hip is that? Once I get to Kenny's he performs his magic and voilà (not more than 7 minutes later) I have a tubeless wheelset. It also helps to get a UST compatible wheelset. I have the Mavic C29 Crossmax. Excellent design but a smidge heavy as a 700C, mountain bike wheelset.
Off we go to get a 3 hr, 35 mile ride in Boulder that consists of traveling on roads to hit some singletrack. We meander around Marshall Mesa which goes over some private ranch lands and open space. Kenny too has a 29er, a Gary Fisher Superfly. Nice ride, also tubeless. Oh yeah and it's a hardtail. We can't believe how awesome today is weather-wise.
|Our view of the Flatirons from Marshall Mesa-ish. Yes it's October in Co.|
After I get my kids from Gramma, we travel home in order to do some familial bonding over a DVD only to find a tractor-trailer has overturned on our highway back home. The jumbo-tron over the highway said, "Accident ahead, expect delays." We sat for at least 40 mins. It sucked. I tried to snap a picture of the vehicle on its side with my cell phone. See if you can make it out.
|The median-barrier letterboxes it but see the cab on the left and trailer on the right?|