Sunday, November 08, 2009

71F on the 8th of November....

Geese on the pond....
The Yellow Bike....
Hartman North....
At Black Hawk Park....
"Specialized...."
A beaver dam....
Resting....
I couldn't pass up a ride today since it was 71 degrees and sunny outside. It was about the same yesterday but I didn't get out to ride then. Other things going on....
I went north on Hackett to the point that you can go into the woods on the short section of singletrack on the north side of the paved trail. When I came out on Shirey Way there was a guy standing next to the river beating a drum. I thought that was kinda weird but, hey, whatever trips your trigger.... :)
Shirey Way is different now. The last time I was in there it had just been graded. Now it is covered in new gravel. Not the smoothest surface around. Some of it is pretty big. It looks like most of the singletrack on the north side is still under water. :(
Anyway, I got to the west end of Hartman North and got back on the paved trail then headed toward Pfeiffer and into Cedar Falls. It was then out around Big Woods Lake and out to Black Hawk Park. Black Hawk is still closed to vehicle traffic and there are still logs and other debris on the roads in some places. I saw a few people out walking there and even one guy at the rifle range. That's a long walk from the main gate!
It's kinda nice being out there when no one else is around.
I rode through the park and then took the trails into Island Park and downtown Cedar Falls. It was a good ride on a beautiful day. How long do you think this weather will last?
State CX at Altoona on Saturday then Devil's Cross in Bettendorf. The season is starting to wind down. Middle Park Madness on the 22nd then Jingle Cross and it will all be over. It's been fun this year.
That's about it for now.
Ride safe.
Peace out, yo!

7 Comments:

Blogger Guitar Ted said...

Good to get out, eh? This time last year we were headed to the cold and snow in a hurry.

I saw that water coming up last weekend and it made a mess by the sounds of it. Saw that chunky gravel too.

Well, you saw a guy beatin' his drum eh? Better that than.....uh......whatever! :>)

9:26 PM  
Blogger KAT said...

Were those leopard print PJ bottoms you had on? Wish I'd gotten my camera out in time. It is all good with you Blue.

See you at State X,

Kat

11:44 PM  
Blogger john said...

That was some great weekend for riding.
I don't remember the yellow bike? Couldn't fine a yellow Colnago mt bike?
Yeah, those were some hot pants you had on - at the mail box.
We got to ride all over the Jingle Cross mountain yesterday - it is going to be another great event.
John

7:52 AM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

g-ted....
yup, great weekend! i think the guy with the drum must've been high.... lol. it's all good!

kat....
those were my "pool ball" pj's.... they are the mild ones. you should see my dr. seuss jammies. lol

john....
i bought the yellow bike new when i was living up in st. cloud in '05. i like it but i ride the surly more often. glad i didn't go out to get the paper in my boxers yesterday!

jingle is gonna be a blast, eh? :)

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the yellow bike!
I'm with you on the great weather.
Landon

12:12 PM  
Blogger oldmanandhisbike said...

I have not seen pictures of that bike before. How many more you got hiding in the basement, hmmmmm?
71? Wow. Not sure it was that warm here but we did get some much needed sun. You cannot pass up a day like that this time of year!
Good luck next weekend. Wish we had more races here during the season. But your right, it has been a fun year!

12:17 PM  
Blogger bluecolnago said...

landon....
see you this weekend?

oldman....
i've had the stumpjumper since '05. it's a nice bike but i don't ride it all that much. it did make the trip to moab a couple of summers ago....

we'll have a total of 16 races here, i think, once jingle is done. you could always race that this year.... jingle cross rock. 27, 28, 29 november. iowa city. ride one day, or all 3. you can't go wrong!

8:52 PM  

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