Wednesday, April 29, 2009

a grovel up Weatherford trail.

almost to the top! quite the crawl, not many tracks - only one bike track we could see. great to be out on the trail, i was starting to have shop-cosis from being in the shop too much!
Denise says i look strong in this pic. yaaaayyy! i often think i look pretty weird, all cobbled together from spare parts with crooked limbs and big scars. i used to be one of the strongest people i knew.
if you think this looks hard, you should see how intimidating it looks from 2 1/2ft above the ground - it looks like Everest!
"rocking" it on the way down.
Barry was kind enough to make me new leg pad covers - this shows how manky my old ones were! at least it gets used......
Keri's bike - i'm gonna get some stays on this baby today. i had to spend a few days getting parts all sussed up, building wheels, doing errands, organising, paying bills, going to the bank, getting my product insurance all set for the next year and talking to upcoming clients about fine points of their soon-to-be bikes.

Nate T's box o' tubes for his 650B that's next in line. i have your wheels all laced, too, and i got allot further on this pile of stuff, cutting & facing the headtube, making a custom seat tube sleeve for the Prestige Ultimate seat tube, polishing all the 4130, washing the tube set, inspection, brazing the sleeve to the ST and cutting off unneeded ends. i had a good photo of this, but i sadly just deleted it.......... more soon, thanks for reading! Steve.

6 comments:

rider said...

Hey Steve kudos to you for riding up that beast! I came down it the other day and almost had to walk in spots it is so beat up.I think they should shut that trail down for a rest and some maintenance. Saw John yesterday and picked out a color for the new bike. Have a great day!Keri

Mimbres Man said...

Bad ass as ever Steve! Definitely strong!
I'll be flying into the USA June 22 and flying out July 24, so hope to see you and Denise sometime in that time bracket.

Andrew Brautigam said...

Steve, you are a badass. Period.

devin said...

one of the strongest I knew and know,, still a badass. That trail is hard at the top on any rig.

simon z said...

+1 on Andrew's comment. It blows me away you still get out there and take on the trails despite the pain.

johncoe said...

gonna have-ta go with 'still pretty dang strong' garro. weatherford's always a kick in the pants, no matter what; can't imagine what it's like on the handbike. reading about you getting out to ride stuff like that is why i continue to check your blog, day after day, year after year (plus, i dig looking at your brazing, too).