Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    This place needs an enema
    Reputation: mikesee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    7,385

    Exercising options.

    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="478" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/101055422?portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="850"></iframe>

    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    All of last week Jeny and I alternately debated weekend plans and checked weather websites. &nbsp;The normal summer pattern of afternoon thunderstorms has settled in, which is ideal if you're among the parched flora that blanket this state. &nbsp;Not so good if you're a sentient bike rider looking to ride up high without getting electrocuted.<br />
    <br />
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xLVb9HOwE0Y/U8iYJCUGT9I/AAAAAAAAp4U/KTERMnS_4bc/s1600/_MG_0608.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xLVb9HOwE0Y/U8iYJCUGT9I/AAAAAAAAp4U/KTERMnS_4bc/s1600/_MG_0608.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br />
    As we neared the weekend very few options remained in play, and we began considering staying low and paddling in what little moving water remains.<br />
    <br />
    Then a hail-mary email came in from Jeff and Tim, inviting us to join them on an overnighter near Salida.<br />
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l6WZCv0hSu8/U8iYOF0vxsI/AAAAAAAAp40/r_BbklOQiE4/s1600/_MG_1780.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l6WZCv0hSu8/U8iYOF0vxsI/AAAAAAAAp40/r_BbklOQiE4/s1600/_MG_1780.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br />
    <br />
    Even though the forecast there looked every bit as bad as elsewhere, somehow the fact that it was someone else's trip, with plans already firm, made it seem like a better idea than not.<br />
    <br />
    The storms started early on the first day, catching us out a long ways from shelter the first time. &nbsp;We all got soaked through despite good rain gear, prompting an impromptu stop under the eaves of the next trailhead loo we came to.<br />
    <br />
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wEP1bJ5G0Wc/U8iYqoRtesI/AAAAAAAAp6k/FCTCwdnkd-k/s1600/G0012513.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wEP1bJ5G0Wc/U8iYqoRtesI/AAAAAAAAp6k/FCTCwdnkd-k/s1600/G0012513.jpg" /></a><br />
    <br />
    <br />
    And while we did get some good weather for riding over our two days out, wave after wave of storms washed over us, necessitating a lot of stopping and waiting at low points when they presented themselves.<br />
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ltxhR_R8_pM/U8iYPPcAHUI/AAAAAAAAp48/ySVGvkJuFG0/s1600/_MG_1785.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ltxhR_R8_pM/U8iYPPcAHUI/AAAAAAAAp48/ySVGvkJuFG0/s1600/_MG_1785.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br />
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    All that rain made for hero dirt, a condition no one seemed to mind.<br />
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CG7pMD_1WAU/U8iYQaLFOKI/AAAAAAAAp5E/CG--uf_WaGU/s1600/_MG_1793.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CG7pMD_1WAU/U8iYQaLFOKI/AAAAAAAAp5E/CG--uf_WaGU/s1600/_MG_1793.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Djzp0CyIuY4/U8iYYS4eSaI/AAAAAAAAp50/qAz5PCsCgYU/s1600/_MG_2014.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Djzp0CyIuY4/U8iYYS4eSaI/AAAAAAAAp50/qAz5PCsCgYU/s1600/_MG_2014.jpg" /></a><br />
    <br />
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br />
    <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l9xj5nOcl-U/U8iYUYwBblI/AAAAAAAAp5c/86M8cxT48rE/s1600/_MG_1920.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l9xj5nOcl-U/U8iYUYwBblI/AAAAAAAAp5c/86M8cxT48rE/s1600/_MG_1920.jpg" /></a><br />
    <br />
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7Fik612-Yc4/U8iYSOp62hI/AAAAAAAAp5M/Cr47IE6Rp0w/s1600/_MG_1876.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7Fik612-Yc4/U8iYSOp62hI/AAAAAAAAp5M/Cr47IE6Rp0w/s1600/_MG_1876.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br />
    <br />
    <a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FYmi68LHaL0/U8iY1hxxDTI/AAAAAAAAp7M/czQcBqbPmQc/s1600/P7130097.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FYmi68LHaL0/U8iY1hxxDTI/AAAAAAAAp7M/czQcBqbPmQc/s1600/P7130097.jpg" /></a><br />
    <br />
    <br />
    We camped strategically on day one so that we could top our high point early on day two--theoretically before the storms began and closed the door on that option.<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jLQIbNbWAvI/U8iYe0amOgI/AAAAAAAAp6M/nX_lHvOo4kE/s1600/_MG_2058.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jLQIbNbWAvI/U8iYe0amOgI/AAAAAAAAp6M/nX_lHvOo4kE/s1600/_MG_2058.jpg" /></a><br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Mere moments after the group topped out on Tomichi Pass the thrumbles began to our west, and would hound us increasingly through the day.<br />
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-is-FB7S6YIM/U8iYTSKoO1I/AAAAAAAAp5U/fyvdUAHFn14/s1600/_MG_1905.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-is-FB7S6YIM/U8iYTSKoO1I/AAAAAAAAp5U/fyvdUAHFn14/s1600/_MG_1905.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-B5Chcprjygg/U8iYWHv0EqI/AAAAAAAAp5k/rdSB2IHkDX0/s1600/_MG_1934.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-B5Chcprjygg/U8iYWHv0EqI/AAAAAAAAp5k/rdSB2IHkDX0/s1600/_MG_1934.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br />
    <br />
    Much of the second day's route was in thick enough trees that shelter of a sort was always at arms reach. &nbsp;Still, we ended up having to shortcut our route substantially because of all the downtime spent waiting for charged clouds to roll on by.<br />
    <br />
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aGCAJfwXe6Y/U8iYXXs1J-I/AAAAAAAAp5s/PcDc3Z8PSuI/s1600/_MG_2004.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aGCAJfwXe6Y/U8iYXXs1J-I/AAAAAAAAp5s/PcDc3Z8PSuI/s1600/_MG_2004.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EcuVGzui1mo/U8iYZVxFXLI/AAAAAAAAp58/dEnb4kmJpIA/s1600/_MG_2015.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EcuVGzui1mo/U8iYZVxFXLI/AAAAAAAAp58/dEnb4kmJpIA/s1600/_MG_2015.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kiObYPPil44/U8iYbDYdyEI/AAAAAAAAp6E/941XLOMAfvQ/s1600/_MG_2043.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kiObYPPil44/U8iYbDYdyEI/AAAAAAAAp6E/941XLOMAfvQ/s1600/_MG_2043.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9tm0dwY9pYU/U8iYg0aJfnI/AAAAAAAAp6U/8AZh2bAYo0s/s1600/_MG_2072.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9tm0dwY9pYU/U8iYg0aJfnI/AAAAAAAAp6U/8AZh2bAYo0s/s1600/_MG_2072.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br />
    We used that downtime wisely--by sharing scoobysnacks, catching up on each others lives, and, of course, talking smack.<br />
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T6fugLTnAwQ/U8iYoQkc-FI/AAAAAAAAp6c/FGCaz4Oo_Ds/s1600/_MG_2084.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T6fugLTnAwQ/U8iYoQkc-FI/AAAAAAAAp6c/FGCaz4Oo_Ds/s1600/_MG_2084.jpg" height="640" width="466" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-W5gqYXxAxB8/U8iYtFsZg0I/AAAAAAAAp6s/rpz9QNkdjQA/s1600/G0022521.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-W5gqYXxAxB8/U8iYtFsZg0I/AAAAAAAAp6s/rpz9QNkdjQA/s1600/G0022521.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br />
    <br />
    <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gDasf4A5w-4/U8iYM1-9tPI/AAAAAAAAp4s/qFvRsuE0dJc/s1600/_MG_0702.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gDasf4A5w-4/U8iYM1-9tPI/AAAAAAAAp4s/qFvRsuE0dJc/s1600/_MG_0702.jpg" /></a><br />
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br />
    In the end the weekend turned out nowhere near any plan any of us had envisioned.<br />
    <br />
    Despite that, we had a great time and would go again at the drop of a hat.<br />
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IUv_FwBHSn8/U8iYzrT7f3I/AAAAAAAAp7E/eQDonpJBSCY/s1600/P7130082.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IUv_FwBHSn8/U8iYzrT7f3I/AAAAAAAAp7E/eQDonpJBSCY/s1600/P7130082.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br />
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    To Tim, Roz, Heather, and Jeff--thanks for having us.<br />
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    </div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bE4WxvH7TKI/U8iY5daluSI/AAAAAAAAp7c/YhylGlBOp8g/s1600/P7130156.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bE4WxvH7TKI/U8iY5daluSI/AAAAAAAAp7c/YhylGlBOp8g/s1600/P7130156.jpg" /></a></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    And thanks to you for checkin' in.</div>
    <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>
    <div style="text-align: center;">
    <br /></div>

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    118
    Thanks for the writeup. I figure any ride is better than no ride, even if it doesn't go as planned. (Well, as long as no one gets injured.)

Similar Threads

  1. A great bike for exercising?
    By bikeN00b in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-15-2014, 02:34 PM
  2. Options for 45-60 F (8-15C)
    By Malachi in forum Apparel and Protection
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-16-2014, 08:12 AM
  3. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-13-2012, 11:34 AM
  4. Options
    By harcuvar78 in forum Knolly
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 09-23-2011, 06:19 AM
  5. Nausea after exercising
    By hysteriamk2 in forum XC Racing and Training
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-13-2011, 08:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •