Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Bikes & Sunset

What for could anyone ask for. Had a few good rides this past week. Not a ton of miles but have been enjoying the cruises on the Single Speed.

Some Sweetwater Action

And few from Lemmon

Prison Camp repeats via the road. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Las Cienegas and some Biking

Haven't shared any pic in awhile. Been kinda lazy and tired of summer. Hardly any riding or anything that past few weeks. Just lots of house demolition. So decided to get things going again with a little day trip to Las Cienegas grasslands southeast of Tucson. Figured with all the recent rain it would be nice and green. Day turned out kinda bunk. Got down there and had some great sunlight for about 20 minutes then a weak storm rolled in and killed the mood. Stuck it out hoping for at least a salvageable sunset which I ended up getting. Not ideal but not bad either. Need to make another trip down there soon.

You can see the corner of the storm off to the right. Looming.

Things starting to clear up a bit as the sun was starting to go down.
 The cruiser enjoying the show as well.
 Not bad out.
 Last hints.

Also  a few random riding shots from the past few weeks and a few from an awesome cactus bloom.

 Starr Pass Valley

Friday, July 12, 2013

Bikes, Views, Beers, & Birds

Great week of riding and hiking. Sunday was the big day with a 30 mile ride 7000ft climbing day. spent 6.5hrs on the bike working my way around the upper reaches of Mt Lemmon. It was a crazy long day but it was awesome to push myself to ride the whole planned route. Got rained on 3 times that days and spent I nice 20 minute break in Summerhaven birding with a father and son team that were visiting from outta town. The day was filled with tons of climbing each providing though awesome views off of Lemmon. A few pictures below.

Just getting the day started. Views from Sunset trail. 

Next up was one of my favorite spots with awesome views to the north. Oracle Ridge trail. Part of the Arizona Trail. 

Guess I wasn't "alone" out in the wilderness. 
 Eventually got to make my way all the way over to those towers. It would be the last push of the dya when I got over there. wanted to throw in the towel and take the short cut back to the car but kept telling myself I had already climbed so much and that if I quit then I would earn that Mexican CocaCola I had in the cooler.

View of Tucson from the highest point of the day. Had been raining on me just 15 minutes earlier. 

My legs say I earned that cold brew. 

Also had a fun day hiking with Kimmeh!!!. We went out so I could do a little bird photo shoot. Its always nice spending the day out on the trail with her.

Black Throated Sparrow. Was one of my main goals of the day was to get a few shots of them.

 Black Throated Sparrow

Cactus Wren

Varied Bunting. Biggest surprise of the day. 

And then a few random biking pics.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hot week of riding.

OK its almost to damn hot to even go outside and push the little button on my camera. That means I hardly have any pictures these last few weeks to share but here are a few biking related ones.

First up ran into this goofball and his little dog. 

Then there was a slight bit of drinking to be had for Duncan's going away Bars on Bikes party

Then some Lemmon action with the wife

Then some sweet sweet shade and sunset.