Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Shiver Me Timbers

Apparently today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Well shiver me timbers! And speaking of shivering, today was the first cold day going in to Fall. You know, the day when it's in the 60's, but you think it's really cold because you're used to the 90's from only a week ago? Scott had on a long sleeve, Marcus was donning his arm warmers, and I had on my wind vest. And of course we stopped before we even started climbing to strip all those clothes off.

While we were disrobing, I spotted a varicolored neon yellow character approaching through the bushes. And fast. I thought for sure we had pissed off a crossing guard somewhere back in town, and we were on the fast track to the Principal's Office. I was already coming up with a story about how it was all Marcus's idea to ride wheelies through the cross walk, and how I didn't even see her stop sign, when I realized it was only Jeff P!

It's always a pleasure and honor to ride with the Grand Panjandrum of Ash Canyon. We certainly appreciate his craft; sweet singletrack is his m├ętier.

At the top of the climb, Jeff P revealed that he is in discussions with the city for building a new trail network on Carson's west side. This is exciting news for cyclists and hikers alike. We'll keep you posted as this develops...

We finished the ride by flying down the Creek Trail with no care of bears. There has been so much talk of bears in the local media, that they're not even scary anymore!

So there you have today's potboiler. Good night!

7 comments:

oldmanandhisbike said...

Aargh, that be a butte-evil looking trail there matey!
Sorry.
Must be nice to have such sweet singletrack right at your doorstep and more on the way. Getting a trail built or extended is like pulling teeth here.

Jeff P said...

I had to go fast to catch you guys. I was running late because a group of cyclists were hogging the roadway. And to make things worse,I had trouble finding a parking spot for my red Suburu.

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Marcus said...

Aaaargh!! Pour me a beer with spillin over it ahs whhite as a virgins panties!!! That'll stir a mans thirst!! Yessss " we are the cyclists!" mere crosswalks mean nothing!! Nice to ride with Jeff P. Someday, the mortgage biz will turn around and I will be able to work a sane amount of hours and actually be able to help build the trails!! It would be great to be a part of that. The trail outline is quite fabulous, as Jeff describes it. People are really gonna dig it. Carson City will be a destination for year round mt. bike fun!

Marcus said...

Oh my, my hilarious opening comment is incomplete! " Pour Me a beer with FOAM spillin over it as white as a virgins panties" thats what it is supposed to say...

Chris said...

Snow will be falling before you know it.

Jeff said...

Snow already flew last night! Details in next post...