This is a photo HEAVY post…… you’ve been warned. 😉
22 riders showed up, which was awesome!!
Thank you to one and all riders!!
Thanks also to Mr. Holgate for bringing the short route riders safely to Palmers!!
Also a huge Thanks to Mike “Big Dog” Sirjord!!
Thanks to Cindi, Zack and Jenna for putting up with me for the past months!!!
Love you guys!!!
Anyway….. the day started off cold, but quickly warmed up.
The one thing I always take away from this ride, is the reawakening of my eyes and senses to the beauty of this area.
I take this area and it’s rugged red rock overlooks for granted, for sure!!
It especially brings a smile to my face when a local rider, with as many years of riding this area as I have, says “Joe, how did you find this or that area??”
To me that makes all the work or route scouting and the miles totally worth it!!
I already have 2016 on my mind, but that will pass. 😉
Until mid or late September 2016 comes along, and then I’ll start the planning all over again.
I’m figuring with a minimal amount of time and effort, I’ll be able to add more loops, and eliminate some of the out back portions of the route. Some of the major downs and ups are unavoidable, and make this ride truly unique.
A short video of the Pie Burner rollout down the Carey Lake bike trail to our ride entry point, led by the rides originator Big Brian Halstensgaard!! 😉
Video thanks to Mike “Big Dog” Sirjord!!
A short video of the group coming down from the plane crash memorial site.
Thanks to Craig Holgate for this video!!
End of the short route, video thanks to Mike “Big Dog” Sirjord.
A few miles into the long route.
Video thanks to Mike “Big Dog” Sirjord.
Some photo’s of the day……
Toys for Tots Donation information..
$65.00 in cash and 22 toys, donated for 22 riders!
Way to go people!!!
I’ve always said this FatBike crowd was full of kickass people!!