Sunday, January 20, 2008

This 'n that


Well, I managed to get sick last Wednesday and have been feeling like crap ever since. That hindered moving into my new place a bit, but I managed to get everything in. Now, getting everything unpacked is another story, but it's coming along. I really wanted to get out and ride the last few days, but I did the responsible thing and tried to get myself healthy again. Another good nights sleep and I think I'll be good to go. However today I had a bit of cabin fever and decided to go and check out the dirt jumps and pump track at Lory State Park. I reasoned with myself that I could ride in jeans and a sweatshirt and not risk getting any sicker. When I got there, the pump track had some soft spots which only made portions good enough to ride on. When I got warmed up I headed over to the jumps and found a few wet spots on the biggest line, but the rest was completely rideable. There are 5 lines to choose from of all different sizes. They all have great flow and are built pretty nicely. I rode for about 15 more minutes before a bunch of guys and a girl who races downhill showed up to ride as well. They all maintain the place and told me it will be rebuilt this season!! I got a ton of good info from them including one sweet tip....In town there is a bike shop/bar called Road 34 ....pretty much the sweetest thing I've ever heard of. I'll hafa check it out soon. Hopefully tomorrow or the next day I will be back at 100% and can get on the roads. That's all for now, get out and ride!!

7 comments:

Jeff Kerkove said...

Ahh yes, the pump track. There is one smack in the middle of town as well. Are you hear for good?

Carney said...

Yup. Bring on the warm weather!!

fortyonethirty said...

i just started saving money 10 seconds ago for my trip to Fort Collins.

mtb05girl said...

glad to see u made it out here!! where'd u end up finding a place?

Carney said...

I'm livin on south shields about 4 blocks south of campus.

mtb05girl said...

FYI - there's a ride leaving from the oval on campus at 10:00am tomorrow morning. i don't know anything about it to be honest, other than there's a ride. i think a bunch of different levels show up for it. also, a group might be riding to estes park on sunday. let me know if ur interested in either rides.

Carney said...

ooo, I would of, but I was in Aspen all weekend at the X-games...sounds like I missed some good weather too...dang