Ok, ok...been a long run since I've said anything on the blog. Lots of things going on..
The 16th witnessed my 51st birthday. The plans were to take a trip of sorts outta town to wherever. Fruita was the obvious choice as Sun Valley woulda been too cold. For my birthday, my mother-in-law volunteered to watch the girls and I was off on Friday for a 4 hour drive to CO with plans to camp for a couple 3 days.
I got to Fruita in good shape, sortof, with beers on ice and a little oil for the chain as it were. I kitted up and pulled the SS off the roof and immediately rode Chutes and Ladders. I'd forgotten how fun riding in Fruita was....I also forgot how you can ride pretty much all the trails in the Bookcliffs area in one day.
I had planned to camp there and ride as much as I could in both the Bookcliffs and the Kokopelli areas. My birthday was on Saturday and I wanted to do a long ride to celebrate...something like the Edge out and back or another ride like Marys loop, etc. So....after riding C&L's and then Joe's Ridge (with beers in between), I promptly loaded up the bike with designs of finding a camp spot.
No sooner than I started out, I heard the tell tale "thump-thump" of something being run over by my tires....yep, you guessed it...fuck.me. I just ran over my front wheel pretty much killing the skewer, bending the rim and rotor and rendering the wheel unridable.
After finishing my beer, I decided the best course of action was to tuck my tail and go home vowing not to mention this episode to anyone...oooops. "Anyways"...I ended up coming home and riding awesome single track in Park City under beautiful sunny skies, moderate temps and noone on the trails.