Friday, February 6, 2009

"the hounds of hell...

were nipping at my heels and my friends were nowhere to be found!" so sayeth the unicorn upon its return from the depths of the snow covered abyss. last night's ride was an absolute riot. wes joined myself, spinner and ogara as we headed out for some snowmobile trails on the advice from a guy who just knows. the trails started out absolutely perfect. the closest i've come to true mountain biking in the winter. crazy hard climbs, super fast decents, squirrely stuff, drops, small jumps, lots of bike handling skills required. eventually we got into some stuff that really kinda sucked though. a fair amount of walking and then we had to make a decision...we knew it was time to be heading back to town and we had a general idea where we were so we thought we'd be smart and NOT follow the snowmobile trail signs and rather follow some tracks that we thought would prove to be a short cut. and this is the point in the story when we first meet the hounds of hell. the opening quote of this post was copied word for word after one of our companions ventured down a path that apparently we weren't meant to go down. more wandering, more wondering...when are the dogs coming, when will the shotguns come out, should we turn out the lights and sneak through this christmas tree farm, how do i keep from crashing every ten feet and falling down through three feet of powder, why didn't i top off my flask before the ride, how can we be lost when we can actually see town from here? anyway, hoping to get back out on the same trail again today if i have time before work. looks like scotty's gonna be here all weekend and kent will be up tomorrow so plenty of gravel this weekend and its likely to be sloppy if the weather does what they say its going to. and lastly...yes, jeff's new bike is stupid light. almost under 16 lbs. here's a picture of jesse proving just how happy he is for jeff...

7 comments:

OGARA said...

What a dick move.

Elly Sue said...

I saw Jeff's bike and touched it. Hope he doesn't get mad! I heard he freaks out about that. It is super light. When is his new baby due? I want to meet up with Nicki and ride sometime. Happy FRIDAY!

OGARA said...

I can't believe you touched my bike, I hope you wiped your finger prints off. Baby is due in June, so not much riding for Nikki this Summer.

shockstar said...

fingerprint oil adds weight.

Spinner said...

I hope she touched the front brake lever.

shockstar said...

i honestly laughed out loud at the thought of that. now that would be a dick move, sort of like pushing someone over in the snow just because they're riding a section you can't...

Elly Sue said...

Don't worry, I just lifted it up. Didn't touch the precious brake levers. Bummer. Maybe next year I can ride with her.

I'm sure Travis spit shined it after. LOL. Actually I best not say that. T would get pissed. It's a clean machine.

A) My fingers aren't greasy.
B) If they were, it'd add sparkle to the frame.
C) I'm just pullin your leg.