Sunday, February 10, 2008

Trail Ride Update

Team Wreck got in a ride this Sunday thanks to the efforts of Tad the Champ.
I had given up my krewe as worthless slackers when he called. He had a couple of recruits from the NAHBS in tow, Jim from LA and Robbie from Maryland (I think). We also met some guy from Reno on the trail and rode with him for a while. He had heard of Scalleycat and described it as a "24 hour drinking event", which seems right up our alley. But I digress, back to calling out the krewe...
What the fuck? It was neither cold nor raining. You had plenty of advance notice, you seemed interested, inquiring as to the time and destination and yet when I called the night before there was no response, nothing. I did get two calls in the morning, from Sweet T (sick) and Cowboy (no excuse) and that's really all it takes..."beep, beep, I can't make it" how hard is that? Show a little respect....I'm halfway tempted to institute a system of points and demerits to determine who gets the next round of t-shirts and who doesn't.

Ok, rant mode off. Despite the lack of turnout we had an awesome ride. Some of the trails were a little damp but most were ridable. We ran into some talkative locals who gave us some helpful route suggestions which led to a few fun trips down Kamikaze and Widow Maker.

Robbie was crushing it with those big wheels.

Jim caught some big air on Tad's loaner bike. This is before he examined the front end and found it was held together with shims made from a seatpost and some Tecate cans.

I still can't get my helmet cam set up right...there's always so much vibration that it's unwatchable. I might need to get some help from the jerks at ProPhoto.

Natty checks out some pictures.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry that I could not make it.
I told maggi that you were riding with lance. She felt terrible. Ahh next time I promise.

Beefa

Cory said...

sorry i couldn't make it. had to make an emergency trip to iowa. next credit card purchase=mt bike. so then i HAVE to ride...

Anonymous said...

Robbie looks like he needs an ambulance in that picture...