One Good and One Better
Monday was a non stop go-go day in a good way. B-Man to school home to work on the website, and the mag, do some e mailing, house stuff, and then out for short ride to blow the responsibility off me. Did a short 1:30 at Boyce on some of the driest trails my knobs have touched this year! Great googly-moogly! It was like riding on pavement! Then it was home for more shower, more mag stuff, and B-Man pick up, etc., Hell I even found myself still working on some stuff last night. Not because I had to, just 'cause I wanted. I like that feeling. Haven't had that feeling since back when I used to draw. I never EVER, EVER had that from my job, but the creative outlet that the mag and this blog gives me really helps. I might not be thinking that when I living in a box under the bridge, but for now I'll just enjoy it.
Since I did mad amounts of work (for me, I mean I'm no workaholic, believe me) I freed up some time to get myself on some more mountain dirt, do a new trail and explore some others. The ones I explored were sort of just quad paths that sadly just petered out after a bit.
One ended up in what looked to be someones yard or hunting camp. Anytime I end up someplace where there is a permanent camo tree house, I start to feel uncomfortable and just get my ass out of there before I get capped with titanium tipped arrow or can of Keystone Light.
Found myself going up Auckerman Road today. It is SO much steeper in person, but I will say I like it better than the Camp Run Road climb. It's about 3 miles to the top, but after a couple miles of granny gear 3.5 mph riding, you can middle ring much of the rest and that's cool. Today was great. Not long, only about 20 miles but with the climbing and exploring I got in a fun 2.5 hours of riding. Not gonna bitch about that.
I pretty much stuck to the Mt. Stream Trails today. Jeff Barr Trail (Dead Guy), Mountain Streams, Auckerman, Noth Woods, the Mountains Streams decent, some trail investigating, and then back to Dead Guy and the xB. As a bonus I got to do a couple small stream crossings. Nothing says "you need new XTR external bottom bracket cups" like a couple stream crossings!
As I typed this I realized how my friend Brad is not gonna like this post. He recently told me that since I quit my job and got happier, my posts have gotten lame and predictable. I guess my misery and bitching may have been a bit more entertaining to some. Maybe the blog "jumped the shark" when I quit my job? Oh, it's not even fall yet, I have a whole winter and holiday season of misery just waiting to be written about! LOL!
Time to got make some chow. Later.