Friday, November 30, 2012

Double Photo Friday.

Almost forgot to share some nature pics.

Curved-Billed Thrasher

 Frog at Sweetwater



Harris Hawk. 


Some have been calling me a CD-hO for a few weeks now but i dont really care. I am in love with that trail and am gonna ride it every chance I get or until it snows. I have been having so much love for the trail that it has been spilling over and I have been getting a lot or request for guided tours, so I decided to take a few up on it. Lets just say they were not swooning for it like I was by the end of the 7hr day. The look on somes face when I asked them to join me for another "torture" session this weekend was priceless. At least now they have ridden it and seen what its about and can decide from there if they ever want to go back. I am sure some will return and some won't but at least they all did it and survived. What else can you ask for? Had a few other rides sprinkled in the past week and a great little hike with the Wife and Kid. Time for the pictures.

Getting the Wolf to pose.

Enjoying the views.

 Great day to be out.

One of the best views in Tucson. 

Before putting Willy thru what I am sure he thought was the movie SAW

Wife is still smiling after the CDO run. Guess it wasn't THAT bad. 

Hitting up the Duncan trail. Can almost smell the ice cold chocolate milks waiting in the cooler.

Been riding so long the moon was starting to catch up with us. 

Favorite shot. 

Onto some Starr Pass action with Kimmeh!

The always treacherous jeep road.  Well at least it is when your wife takes you on a death ride in the heat.

Heading out to get ostentatious on some fools.  

So in love with myself I always need a shot of me. 

 Stupid Sun keeping us warm and providing beauty in the sky. Lame!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Back on the Steed

After 3 weeks of no riding I have finally been able to squeeze a few rides in. Should and ribs are still a little sore but oh well its not gonna kill me. First up was a nice short ride with some friends out at 50yr trail with a brutal wind and an stunning sunset. Second was CDO! Finally had a good clean run down CDO trail this past weekend. Started the ride in a tiny bit of snow and ended with some cold refreshments. I think I am addicted to CDO trail. I feel like everyone in Tucson needs to ride it and every week a thought crosses my mind how I can get in another ride up there. Its just so unique for Tucson to be able to have a nice XC style trail on Lemmon, a ride that's in actual tress for more then a minute, and one that has water along the route. Again everyone must do this ride and if anyone wants to set up a shuttle I will throw in my tour guide skills in for the cost of the car ride up.

Heading out 50yr

Sun doing its thing 


Next up CDSNOW

Was a little chilly when we got to the top

First Tracks

Its not often us desert dwellers see the white stuff so lots of photo opts 

Think there is an arrow direction missing 

Needles that dont come from cactus, sign me up. 

Stephan in the grass. 

Duncan always overindulging