I hope everyone had a great weekend, despite your preferences in weather. My weekend was good. I was lucky enough to catch a quick spin at Hall on Friday before dark, and it was great. I don't think I will ever get bored with Hall Ranch. I mean, I love to ride in a lot of different areas, but I never get sick of riding Hall, even though I'm there quite a bit. Anyway, I met a guy at Hall that lives a few minutes up the road. He told me that there's been a rather blatant breach of perimeter security within the last few months. He was not very happy about it. I don't blame him, especially given the source.
No riding on Saturday. It was a good day to hang out. We grabbed some pizza from the local new pizza place, Ma's Pizzeria. They do a good job on pizza, so be sure to check 'em out next time you're through Lyons. The place was jamming last night - I hope they can make it enough to stick around.
Mary ran the 1/2 at the Boulder Backroads this morning. She took off super early so the girls and I came down later to meet up. It's a fun vibe, kind of like bike racing, but with a little wider appeal so you get a little of everybody. The good times came to an end with the traffic jam leaving the beach area of the Boulder Res. It took about 45 minutes to get out of the parking lot. Went straight back to the bike shop after the race. Man, what a beautiful day, eh? We saw tons of bikes out on the road there, too.
After an action packed day at the shop, I took a quick lap up at Hall again. I went up Hwy 7, did a loop, then back down to Hwy 7. It was a fun ride, especially in part becaus I'm back on a Flux. The Intense 6.6 is still rocking, but I thought I'd spend a few days on the Flux demo. I've almost forgotten how quickly this bike handles. Man, the Flux is a superb handling bike. It can be a handful on the downhill if you're not ready for it, but the thing flows swoopy singletrack like nobodies business. It climbs amazingly well, too. I've definitely grown accustom to riding the big blue couch. I am eager to ride the new 29" Flux, the Sultan. I wonder how that Sultan will go head to head against a Spider 29er? Speaking of, there's one on the way...
That's all for now.