Results 1 to 23 of 23
  1. #1
    A Guy Who is Going Places
    Reputation: anthonys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,501

    Yeti and Bear sightings at Golden Gate!

    Brachiating between seasons...

    Despite the constant rain over the last few days, I woke up this morning convinced that it would be a good idea to head up Golden Gate Canyon state park and crank out the big loop.

    There was only a dusting of snow, and the trail conditions proved, for the most part, to be eminently rideable.













    The weather stayed mild, despite the brooding skies, I got hit with the merest smattering of graupel, and that was it. My Dirt Rag wool jersey kept me warm AND fashionable!



    And then it came time to descend Mountain Lion trail. Descending mountain lion is like drinking a Margarita through a crazy straw on a trampoline. It's like giving a dog Pop Rocks. It's like a knife fight with a monkey. It's like necking with an octopus. It's like stinging a bee.



    Despite a few speed bumps at creek crossings, it all went, which was both surprising and very, very satisfying.

    of course once at the bottom of Mountain Lion you have to climb, climb, climb back up. Which is like getting stung by a bee. Which is like getting clap from an octopus. It's like taking a core sample out of your palate with a margarita filled crazy straw. It's like having to clean up pop rock lladen dog vomit.

    And lastly, because I'm a sensitive sort of fellow, here are some flowers..

    Last edited by anthonys; 05-24-2007 at 07:45 PM.
    http://www.anthonysloan.com

    Isaiah 15:5

    There are many good bike companies out there, and I work for one of them.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: CanOnlyRide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    527
    oooohhhh nice pics! how you like the yeti?

  3. #3
    Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
    Reputation: scrublover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    8,833
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonys
    Brachiating between seasons...

    Despite the constant rain over the last few days, I woke up this morning convinced that it would be a good idea to head up Golden Gate Canyon state park and crank out the big loop.
    Nice. I came close to that, but ended up checking out Centennial Cone for the first time. Dry, tacky, smooth, and faaaaast!
    Florence Nightingale's Stormtrooper

  4. #4
    3327333
    Reputation: edemtbs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    2,856
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonys
    Brachiating between seasons...

    There was only a dusting of snow, and the trail conditions proved, for the most part, to be eminently rideable.
    Nice stuff, especially the st that really is st. Don't let jenamin see the bears, she loves 'em! And I admit it, I had to look up "brachiating".

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Bullit_cn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,911
    hahaha...very nice title...
    When trails gets tougher, Just stand up and deliver.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    75
    LOL, love the bears!!! Great pics

    Jim

  7. #7
    Over the Hill
    Reputation: dstepper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,752
    Very nice, good to see some real trail food for a change. None of that gel pack or cliff bar junk.

    Oh yeh, nice pics.

    Dean

  8. #8
    amar la vida de dos niner
    Reputation: scorpionwoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,696
    Ha ha! Sounds like you had a great time, Mr. Anthony.

    Love the tasty verbiage, as always.
    "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." Anais Nin

  9. #9
    Dude...
    Reputation: Jessep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    1,310
    Good stuff there, those wool jersey's sure are nice... and fashionable...

    mmmmm.... gummi bears

  10. #10
    banned
    Reputation: Drewdane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    6,059
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonys
    Brachiating between seasons...
    I've never met you, but I think I hate you.

    Envy is an ugly, ugly thing...

  11. #11
    get out and ride.
    Reputation: rage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    101
    Nice pics.. I love the gummy bear / sandwhich one haha
    never quit ~ never die
    » Adrenaline Junkie (soon)

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    1,373
    Nice ASR! I'll bet it rides nice. Nice pics once again

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: KRob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    11,717
    Thanks anthony. Your posts rule!



    btw: You know there's bear pee on that rock your samich is sitting on don't you?
    I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth...
    Isaiah 58:14

    www.stuckinthespokes.com

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: KarlosPirahna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    387
    Great photos, they've made me so envious though as I'm currently out of action after dislocating my finger in a crash last week.

    Nice bike and amazing scenery there, that's what it's all about just being out there, thanks for sharing

  15. #15
    Built4Speed
    Reputation: vintagemtbr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    342
    Nice photos and good looking Yeti. Bear pee sounds tasty right about now.
    "Faster and faster until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death."

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    238
    phuh... That was a relief. I was afraid to open this post because I know what a bear is, I thought I knew where Golden Gate was, and I was afraid to find out what a yeti was while at work. :P

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    54
    Gummy bears give me the runs.

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation: stucol's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    109
    Is your bike called a Yeti cos no one can spell Sasqach, sasskwach, saesqich, i mean err, abnobnable snoman, abonible snowmun, abbonibabble sno.............

    Oh hell, just call it Harry !!

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation: notrelatedtoted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    722
    Love the tire track in the foreground of the first one.

    Thanks!

  20. #20
    from 20's to 26's
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    181
    ahhh bears!

    nice bike and shots
    -Shane-

    "Those who love you are watching, and they expect greatness"

  21. #21
    I bike long tyme.
    Reputation: Secace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,101
    That sandwich reminds me....it's almost time for lunch here. Nice pics.
    People wait for me on the way up. I wait for them on the way down.

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,379
    Nice photos, as always! I got some gummy bears to take along with me riding Little Creek yesterday, but left them in the car. They were a good snack on the drive to lunch, though.

    Thanks for sharing!

  23. #23
    A Guy Who is Going Places
    Reputation: anthonys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,501
    Quote Originally Posted by CanOnlyRide
    oooohhhh nice pics! how you like the yeti?
    It is a lovely, lovely bike. It and I get along quite well.
    http://www.anthonysloan.com

    Isaiah 15:5

    There are many good bike companies out there, and I work for one of them.

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

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