Monday, April 21, 2008

trying to get strong again.....


got out for another ride again with denise and the dogs. started at the still locked gate on schultz pass road and cruised to the top of dogfood at the pipeline and back down. i'll be really stoked when the higher trails open, i don't like fort valley so much, flatter trails hurt my neck, i have a c4/c5 fusion in my neck in addition to my t11/t12 fusion that causes me so many issues, and on longer, steeper climbs i don't have to look up so much. plus, you get to rip the down hill.....also, with the heavier bike, the increased drag from three wheels inflated to 18psi with thorn resistant tubes full of slime and the smaller muscle groups of your arms it's harder to carry speed on rolly trails, although i'm getting stronger and better at carrying speed by keeping pedaling while chest steering more of the time on downhills.....there's allot going on on an offroad handcycle. still, after the long, wet winter it's really great to be back into the forest! even sedona was hard to get into. every time i had a day off it would snow - usually for about four days. however, in a couple of days i'm meeting with rick from the phoenix adaptive sports foundation, he is bringing up some nordic sit-skis for me to measure. i'm going to at least make one for me, and more if there is a need, so i won't have to not get out in the woods during big winters. also, been out on some experimental trout forays, but it's just not going off on the mogollon rim - yet. there's lots of water, blueridge was probably almost 30' above last year - but the water is cold and murky, and the wind is keeping it that way. the rim lakes really didn't go off until end-of-may-ish last year, and really kicked ass during the monsoon season. but, may first will see us at lee's ferry for a three day float. can't wait! steve.

2 comments:

Kerry said...

Hey Steve. Just a question. I was wondering what the chances are of having my frame done by 24 hours of Moab.

Kerry

steve garro said...

i bet we could make that happen.......send me an e-mail! steve.