Friday, October 18, 2013

Hello Fall, Nice to See Ya

I'm not a fan of cold weather and certainly not snow, but "cooler" weather is welcome just about anytime.  Fall bike riding, regardless of the type is loads of fun and quite relaxing too.  You start off with a chill, but rather than working up to near heat stroke, you work up to high-energy comfort... at least I do.  Looking forward to a Cold November Rain ride in a few weeks and yes, GNR will be on the playlist.  So, with beautiful photo ops in abundance, go crunch some leaves and enjoy one of the best times of the year for outdoor exercise.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Other Bike

Okay, so it's not all Trials all the time.  I do take to the mountain bike trails from time to time.  Actually, I've enjoyed quite a bit of time on  a bike with a seat lately.  It's easy to do when the cooler days arrive.  I took a couple laps on the Corby North trail during my lunch hour yesterday.  I titled the first lap "Squirrel Pinball" as the little critters were running and bouncing all over the place in front of me with some very close calls. The second lap was a nice game of "Pick-up-sticks" as I tried to clear the trail of bunches of fallen tree limbs that I encountered on the first lap.  Had a great time and got some good exercise.

Prepping For A Demo... That Got Rained Out

Exander and I were scheduled to perform at an event in Shawnee Mission a couple weeks ago, but the weather had other plans for that morning.  We were a bit frustrated after hauling our trailer and gear to KC only to get the bad news as soon as we rolled up.  Thankfully, our good friend and fellow performer, Will, invited us to Lenexa for some nice rain riding.  Exander showed great skill and surprised us with some bold moves.  Fun day for sure... Take that, Mr. Rain!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

I had a great time at the Devils Den comp in Arkansas this past Saturday.  The weather was amazing!  Many, many thanks to Tim  Scott and crew at Devils Den State Park for making us feel so welcome and supporting our sport for so many years.

I'm so proud of Chandler Wilson, Levi Ballou, Matt Graham, Will Haden and Ryan Bratton for giving the spectators a show to remember.  You guys are awesome!  "The Wall" section pictured above was certainly a crowd pleaser... and pushed our 3 expert riders to their limits requiring not only strength and endurance but creativity as well.

Friday, September 13, 2013

This past Wednesday was one of those days in which you feel fine, but for whatever reason, the riding skills and abilities were not there.  Sure, it was really hot out, but I don't think that was the problem.  The up side... it's just a couple days from the Devils Den competition in Arkansas, so perhaps I got my "Bad Day" out of the way for the week.
Built a simple demo set-up to use at the 2013 Spiderfest event at Smithville Lake.  Great day of trail riding, performing and giving tips on riding Observed Trials.