Wednesday, March 24, 2010
A Texas Sized Trip Recap Post!
Okay, now sit back and grab a beverage. This will be a long one!
Here we have a scene fron western Kansas on the first day out from Iowa. Kansas has some big, wide open spaces and the sunsets here are always spectacular.
In fact, "Tucuncari Tonight!" can still be seen on billboards all around the area.
(Sorry about the ghost image here. I took most of these shots through the car window traveling at 75mph!)
Here the trail traverses an arroyo. Yes, that path of white fist sized and larger stones running into the backround is the trail!
The Lower and Upper Sunset trail loops are super technical, tough, and give you a workout. This is what fried my legs last week.
This was pretty typical of how the climbs were there. Loose, big rocks in every climb that wanted to spit out from under your tires, sapping your climbing speed, and in many cases, shutting me down.
An FS rig that excells at seated climbing is the e-ticket for this stuff!
It's like cornering on shards of bricks! Even the color of the rocks reminds me of bricks right here.
Amazing trails for sure! I really like the challenge of riding here.
It's just a metal painted statue of a cowboy drawing his six shooter on the side of the road. What it was put there for, I have no idea, but I am sure it has been there for years.
Just a cool part of Americana that I was lucky to squeeze a shot off of while zooming by at 75mph!
Maybe these top secret squeezin's will find there way into the latest health shake used by Mr. 24 and the rest of the Ergon Team to dominate the upcoming mtb events they enter.
Whatever it is, I was there to grab this photo and start the speculation!
So that's a wrap on the Texas trip of 2010. Now it's time to get down to matters at hand, not the least of which is getting T.I.V6 recon finished!