Thursday, July 05, 2007

H.O.T. !!!

The weather has been ahead of schedule pretty much all year. We've already hit temperatures in the triple digits, something that doesn't usually happen until the end of July. Today's lunch time ride was baking with almost no wind. Breathing felt like sucking on a hair dryer! I would've gone through both water bottles, but the water was air temperature by the end of the ride.

The best times to ride right now are early morning, and the evening. Last night we went to a party at the Simpson's house up in the Timberline area. There were enough riders to make a good group ride, so we took off from the house, got a good ride in, and finished just in time for a good BBQ and fireworks.

Kristy also tackled the Ash Creek trail on her single speed. The trail is in beautiful shape, but is still quite challenging. The challenges are made even more visually challenging by adding the steep drop offs for most of the trail. Nevertheless, Kristy did a great job of surviving her first run on the trail!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool

Chris said...

The Simpson's? How did Moe and Barney and Principal Skinner do on the ride?

oldmanandhisbike said...

That is some "sorched earth" you have there. And I don't envy the temperatures either!
Very nice bikes; I love the On-One!

lauren said...

i love those early morning rides at 6am on hot days.

i think we have your weather too. it's been baking here for the last few days.

Jeff said...

Moe stayed back at the house and got the beers ready. Barney didn't make the climb. Too many smoke breaks. He split his shorts right up the back and didn't even notice. Skinner shreds. You wouldn't know by looking at him.

The On-Ones are very nice bikes. I love mine!

Probably pretty humid too where you're at Lauren. Very dry here...

Kristy said...

Old Man, I love my In Bred. It's fun to take it out and see what I can do on it. Gradually trying tougher stuff. I want to get shorter bars and go tubeless eventually. I just have to keep my mechanic motivated.

Lauren, I enjoy the morning rides also. Just too dang hot in the eves. We were roasting in the house last night. We went outside at 10pm just to cool off.