Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It's Been Awhile...

My blog (which I will not link here) was hacked and despite the detailed and best attempts of two very awesome people to clean it up and fix it, Google is still finding malware links and hijacks a week and a half later.  So, no website.  Sorry to anyone for issues or inconvenience.  I don't have the knowledge or experience to do much of anything myself to it, but am very lucky to have friends that have the knowledge and experience and do their best to get it cleaned out and updated for some point in the future.

I don't know what my last post was, but it was quite some time ago I think.  I've been jonesing to write, despite not having a ton of extra time.  Justin and I have been pretty busy working, and when we're not at work, we're getting in a lot of good rides.  That, and I kept hoping my site would behave, but it isn't.  So, here we are, revisiting the past.

To counteract the ghosts of Christmas Past as it were, I'm going to start with yesterday and work backwards I think.  Just because.  My game, my rules.

Labor Day Monday we were stoked to have Steph and Dan over and we all headed up the hill in the Black Max for a few hours of trail riding up in Idyllwild while the getting around Hurkey was still good.  It rained on us, we got a little chilly, and one of the high school kids forgot food.  Everything I had left was caffeinated, so we called it a day and headed down Rage through the Sage where said kid got his 2nd flat.  He'd used his one tube.  Thanks, Dan!

Justin busted out his BBQ skills for awesome grilled veggies, carne asada, and shrimp tacos.

View from May Valley before the drizzle

Justin had some time to build a little stunt log ride

Sunday we'd started a CruX ride down in Carlsbad with Richard.  We started and ended at Pizza Port.  Awesome way to end a killer ride.  66 miles, 6200ft of climbing, just under 6 hours of riding through 3 parks and lots of pavement.

3 Muskateers.  Richard doesn't look very pleased.  Knees + cross gearing don't equal happiness!

The ocean again at long last!

We decided to climb San Elijo Rd. 50 miles into the ride.  Just because.

Honey Stinger at Hodges.

Justin on THE WAY UP

Chomps at Elfin.

Specialized Cross bikes at the top of Tank Trail at La Costa.

Nice view up here!

Yeah so it was moist from the start

So pumped to have been at Joy and BMc's wedding Saturday night.  Here was his special wedding cake - homemade cake pan sized bread with Laura Schudder's Natty PB and some jelly.  Delish!

Why Cross bikes are cool.  Road bikes - pavement only.  Cross bikes - get filthy!

Justin, Heidi, Richard and I on the road for some social spinning after riding the Vail XC course.

Funner Ridgeline testing out the CA State XC Champ course


I packed Justin's clothes last week.  Hey, at least he had a right AND a left.  Normally I bring 2 left's.

UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships just were this past weekend.  I'm retiring my 2010 kit.  Onward and upward.

Thursday evening cross cruise

This is a massive Oakley backpack and I completely max out the capacity.  Regularly.

Wednesday we had to ride home from work at lunch to get a saddle bag so we had extra tubes and C02's for any possible flats.  Mixed up the weekly ride routine with a route around the lake instead of out into cow country.

Big fire SE of town on Monday.

New favorite dessert.  Of course, almost anything would go well with Trader's Joe's 85% dark chocolate.

Honey Stinger up at Cocktail Rock on Sunday over a week ago.  It was a bit hot out.

Pre-ride prep with Elete drops in the water bottles AND for recovery.

Few Saturday's ago we FINALLY got to hit up Slater's 50-50 Burger.  50% beef, 50% bacon. The one closest in the photo was actually spicy beef and it was amazing too.  #indulgenceftw

Prior to eating amazing burgers we rode from Rock N' Road Anaheim Hills down to Santiago Oaks/Irvine Regional Park and then out to Newport Beach for Kean Coffee.



View from top of one of the B's or something

Creek crossing

Few Thursday's ago we needed avocado for breakfast and Justin bought a cookie as well.  On our way home at dusk from a cross ride up to the local trails.  #sofun

Heading up the hill to get some dirt.

Prepping for night blinkie-needing time.  TOPEAK ALIEN!

I wore real shoes for a day.  And I didn't even regret it.  Future post on "the foot"?  Mayhap.

In addition to avocados that are always too green and go bad without ever getting ripe, Costco also sells overly green bananas.  Luckily they are edible.  Usually.

Friend at work celebrated her 29th birthday (I don't think she was actually 29, but maybe).  Olive Garden doesn't do birthday desserts.  No, seriously.

New trail jogging 'kit'.  I dig running shorts.  #somuchbetter

And, that's pretty much that.  Have had a lot to say and reflect on and want to publish, but I haven't so there you go.  Lots of random photos and not much substance.  Kind of like the food I've been eating lately.  Lots of flashy fun tasting good sugar and color but not necessarily nutritious.  Well, we do what we can.

Until next time!


The Bike Nazi said...

So sorry your website is still having problems. Good to see a post on here!

Reedster said...

Hey that was my birthday.

Funny that you have had bad luck with Costco. Here in the High Desert they have the Best Avocados. (don't know about the banannas.)

Looks like you and Justin are doing good. Keep it up.