My adventures riding bicycles on dirt and only dirt.Well maybe a few mile's of pavement to get to dirt.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Sunday Ride

Sunday the 20th of March turned out to be one beautiful day !! A ride was in the air and I had a couple partners in crime today, in the form of  Bob "The" Mann and T Laub aka Jack Cleveland. We were going to tackle the Wiggins Canyon to Gillman Canyon loop. I had done this on a whim before and had around a 50 mile loop with the ride from town to Bob's. Today we would start at Bob's and end there too with around 35 miles. The sun was shining and the wheel's were a rollin' and the dang wind had to start a blowin'. It wasn't bad until you would be hit with a huge gust that almost send you off the the gravel. Heading into it kinda stunk but we made due and kept plugging along. I was the first with issues. A flat, which luckily I was prepared for. On a side note here, I must confess to never changing this tube before!! It was very messy since all I have done was continue to fill it with various sealants and keep rolling. Don't do this unless you like playing in weird, blackish smelly liquids on the trail or gravel. The next to have issue's was Bob. He had picked up a chunk of barbed wire and was slow leaking and we continued on periodically pumping up the tire. Overall it was a great day and it is an interesting loop with some nice climbs and scenery.
                                                                Chad Q 
                                             The top of Gillman Canyon

                                            HMMMM  Black Electrical Tape may work!!!
                                                  Which it did till two miles from the end!!

                                             The crew for the day T Laub,Bob & I


Guitar Ted said...

Riding in shorts already?

I'm jealous!

Chad Q said...

GT the next day it turned back to winter and just got worse all week till it was snowing!! So the shorts were put away again !!