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    Night Ride Full Monty

    Python that is.

    Last night I finally was able to put all the elements together.
    Getting out of work on time, having enough steam and stir craziness
    to ride.

    I know a solo night ride was needed to really get the blood
    flowing. So I go did a little bike maintence and lauched at
    6:10pm. Just the right time to see the sun set and the moon rise
    over the lower reaches of SoMo park.

    I passed a cute runner. then got down to the buisness of riding.
    When I reached the bottom of Corona Loma it was time to switch on
    the light. The weather was perfect. And I was alone with the
    desert and the stink bugs. I only saw one person after the runner.
    but that tale comes in much later in the nights events.

    I decided to mix it up and head out towards Telegraph. As much as
    the "Lie Detector" -tm vato/mike inc.(a SS for the uneducated) was telling me I've been
    much too lazy and drink what it deamed as too much beer, I felt like
    I could ride all night.

    As I was standing up trying to power up a climb one of the more
    spectacular things happoned.

    I heard a scurry and then saw a dark mass fly towards me. the beast
    lept up as it came into focus of my head lamp all I could muster
    was...."JEEZUS!".

    This was the apex of the attack as the beast let out a war cry of
    its own and a visous ninja kick. fortunatly for me my cry was
    louder and it sailed over my front tire and receeded into the desert.

    Yes, I was attacked by a flying desert ninja RABBIT!

    It managed to jump directly over my front wheel as I was standing up
    leaning over the bars. kicking about a foot from my face.

    This of course really got the blood flowing. As I reached the base
    of Goat trail, the view from the helipad took over, so up I went.
    From that vantage point I saw only one riders light near Pima.
    After hanging out for a while I starting the return leg.

    This time the "devil" birds were trying to attack. they lay in wait
    on the trail until the last moment then fly irracitally beaming
    thier red eyes back at me.

    Once I was back on DC I was a shawoy figure cowering on the side of
    the trail. It was very afraid of my light. So I said the only
    logical thing...."Hi Alex."

    While he and i were chatting, his front bead decided that it's life
    was over. If you havent guessed, Alex was the only other person I
    saw since the runner. After a few failed attempt to reseat it, he
    started the hike. I raced home and grabbed the car to save a few
    hours of hiking for him. Alex gave me his beer, which he did have
    to do. but man that was quite the beer. I think I owe you now Alex!

    All in all just another quite night in SoMo.



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    If you were riding a 29'er that rabbit wouldn't have cleared your front tire, but would have gotten caught in your spokes sending you over the bars causing serious injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN
    If you were riding a 29'er that rabbit wouldn't have cleared your front tire, but would have gotten caught in your spokes sending you over the bars causing serious injury.

    that's it. you've finnally found THE reason to end this 29er fad!
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    Is this one of the "Mad Lib" kind of posts? You know, fill in the blanks kind of games?
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    What? No Pics?
    Come on!
    Artistic Mountain Bike Photography
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    "I Ride my bike, to Ride my bike...."
    From a Zen proverb

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    What? No Pics?
    Come on!
    I've actually been in a huge rut interms of picture taking. Everything I've shot lately is crap (imo).

    I did take some night shots with the digi, but I havn't downloaded them yet.

    I wish i had a video of the ninja bunny though.
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