a photo of a still hot silver braze on the seat tube sleeve. nailed it. the sleeves are made here in house from 8' lengths of crom-moly aircraft 4130 steel. your entire weight is riding on this junction & i've seen enough perfectly good frames ruined because of too little material in this junction of multiple tubes, or because of distortion from the joining method being reamed out leaving a very thin wall............
Yael came by to overhaul her wheels i built her nine years ago when she was an employee of mine at Sinagua Cycles. her shop penance was to have to re-fill the grease guns. ready for nine more years!
went for a great/strenuous ride high on the San Francisco peaks the other day. it was IDEAL conditions! check that out........
Cody leading the way on the approach.
and then you bust out into this.........sucky, huh?
we saw a bunch of these little guys. they open up into a downy tuft. no idea what they are.
a close look at some really great lichen. the boulders were encrusted with all colors of them.
it's a tiny forest. i'm lichen it.
the wild native Iris were in full force. they are a good few weeks late, it's been a cold spring. these guys are usually out in mid-may.
Denise said she had a great day. my route was so steep she found it comical at times & laughed at me. i WAS totally tapped out afterwards!
we found a big bed where a bear had laid down and pulled out a bunch of his winter hair. the cinnamon color of black bear are common around here. the doggies thought this was *really* cool & sniffed it really hard and rolled in it.
beginning to run out of "trail" grass is great on the one-off. excellent traction & no dust!
what a great view of Sitgreaves mtn. on the left and Kendrick peak on the right. Kendrick is over 10,000ft tall, so i know we were pretty high up.