Showing posts from September, 2015

A little night (and daylight) ride

Ahh, Vapor Trail 125. Time for a little tour of the mountains to the west of Salida. The Leader and Pit Boss were both in attendance for this legendary event. As it was said in the pre-race meeting, this is a "fun" ride - only some people have fun by going as fast as they can and beating everyone else. Yep. Everyone has a different definition of fun. Most people wouldn't consider 125 miles with 17k feet of climbing to be fun under any conditions. Yet there we were, ready to enjoy a little "fun" night ride.
The Leader's version of fun was to get into the front pack on the roll out, hanging the with fastest guys. It wouldn't last, but that's not the point. As soon as the race hit the right hand turn to Blanks Cabin, it meant The Leader could attempt to employ an "out of sight, out of mind" strategy. In the darkness of night, that was a little easier! Her goal was to ride as hard as she could, hopefully at the front of the middle of the pack. …


Not much racing news - the annual gathering of the CO crew was sadly canceled due to the party not being held. Without the Party in the Sage, several crew members opted for a small pilgrimage instead, enjoying late summer adult beverages at "The Spot." Hopefully one of them will write some words, but that part of the Crew seems rather stingy when it comes to sharing the Lifestyle. 
The Leader and Pit Boss opted to still go out to the location of the Annual Gathering for some two wheeled and two footed fun. There was exploring in the sage, new lines discovered on old rocks and plenty of in camp Shenanigans. In fact, without the pressure of a race both the Leader and Pit Boss were able to let their hair down and enjoy the fun of the camp. Marshmallows are for sharing, as are gluten free bisuts dipped in dark chocolate. And while Vodka Limeades are good, vodka orange juice will suffice as an Adult Beverage.
The Crew has gotten busy with torturing old people and corrupting impress…