Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Colors



The colors are slowly starting to come to Tucson. The ocotillos out at 50 year trail were nothing less than stunning. Ty and I did a fast, late afternoon ride from my house. The lighting really provided for some beautiful moments. Multiple "wows" and "sweets" were said as we marveled at the pleasant mix of ocotillos and setting sun color.

At one point, Ty mentioned that these were "fall colors for Tucson". Well said. After a brief cooling trend last week, we have heated up a little bit.








A second attempt on this line was successful for Ty.






Picture by Ty Brookhart



Picture by Ty Brookhart




Picture by Ty Brookhart





Picture by Ty Brookhart




Picture by Ty Brookhart


A fast ride on Lemmon was my thinking when I asked who wanted to go up and down Prison-Bugs. Six people showed up at Le Buzz to ride up Catalina Highway.







There was a bit of discussion on how to clean some moves and switchbacks before we even started the ride.










And guess who decided to join us?!



Scott Morris! This line nearly conquered everyone....I think 3 of us ended up riding up it after a few attempts. The line has seen a bit of work on it as it is now doable.







After a bit of rest at the Hoodoos, we bombed down Bugs. At the expense of Ty, we had a little laugh as he tried to do a line that only caused a wild endo. Classic. Of course, we had to laugh only after we realized he was fine.













Near the end of the ride, I had a little tire problems. One of Scott's plugs fixed that problem right up. Dave had a water and gatorade stash that was a godsend. Great ride, despite the high temperatures.

It's great to be back on the bike. I expect many more rides as the weather begins to (slowly) cool during the next few weeks.

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