Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Viva Durango pt. 4

I haven't written much about the Durango trip because I was hoping Dabby would pull it together and pay his debts to Disco and I. Unfortunately my optimism and trust in my fellow man was unfounded this time as Dabby proceeded to lie his way across 4 states and back.

But let's focus on the high points. It was a fun trip overall, lots of challenging riding, great weather the whole time, a great polo tournament and lots of new friends. Durango seems to be full of fantastic people. I heard the word special applied to Doom, Bailey and Chad over the weekend and I think it fits. They are all creative, enthusiastic, and incredibly skilled on mountain and polo bikes. Thanks for putting on an incredible event, I can't believe you drew so many people in such a small town.

I'd also like to thank Heather, Thad, Doom and Colin for putting us up on various nights, if you ever find yourselves near Rickreall don't hesitate to stop by. Also thanks to Russell and the Durango Cyclery and all the volunteers. I'll be back next year with a bigger and more reliable posse.

Bailey and Doom with the polo trophy. I hope Chad spells my name right when he engraves it.

At Phil's World. In my opinion the most fun of all the trails we tried. The Ribcage at sunset was intense.

A carrot made of tires and hubcaps.

Doom and Dabby at Phil's World.

We rode Greg Herbold and Bicycle Bob out of town on their way to Phoenix and Costa Rica.


An emu at Hole in the Rock.


I can't remember this guy's name but I like his style.

3 comments:

revphil said...

holey crap, all these questions unanswered... my nerves are on edge!

* How is it that DrDoom AND rkelly out posed revphil in a photo?
* Can the term "special" still be used in a non-derogatory sense?
* Who is this Greg character?
* Will someone please fill up Baily's cup before he hurts an innocent bystander?
* Is Dabby still alive?
* Will there be a Durango pt.5?

In times like these I turn not to the bible with its many conflicting accounts, bur rather to the Public Broadcasting Network. When PBS asked a venerable soldier about Team Wreck he said: "You can't be careful, you can only be lucky."

the-dolomite said...

Thanks for the questions, Rev. I'll do my best to answer them.

*I had to use a fine toothed comb to find one where you aren't the star.

*Yes, not by you or I, but if someone else uses it in a non-ironic way I can repeat it. That's pure reportage.

*Greg "H-Ball" Herbold is a mountain bike racer. He was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 1996.

Herbold won the first UCI World Downhill Championship in Durango, Colorado in 1990. He won the NORBA National Downhill Championship in 1988, 1989, and 1993, and the North American Downhill Championship in 1991. He won the first dual slalom race at Mammoth Mountain in 1987. -Wikipedia

*Bailey had been awake for 5 days at this point, and I don't think he's used to losing at anything.

*He was alive as of yesterday when he sent me a email full of the usual equivocation and prevarication. He's gotten away with screwing over so many people over the years but he's made a serious mistake this time. As Kalimah might say "I will not abide a liarmouth".

*There might be another 5 parts of the Durango series, we took a lot of photos.

Dabby McCrashalot said...

Undead, undead, undead.

In the words of Bauhaus, in the song "Bela Legosi's Dead".