Saturday, May 29, 2010

Still Here!!!

I figured i better put up a post as i had begun getting e-mails about if I was OK - yep! just *busy!* getting allot of work done, fixing bikes, building multiple wheelsets, building forks, frames, sprained a finger which blew up all purple, and even got a couple rides in - whew! Here is Jessee's fork being checked out with about $3,500.00 worth of equipment.
the very start........

raw materials - very raw.

clean & shiny!

the blue prints get worked very quickly.

mitering set up.

checking the seat tube for perfect straightness.

H2O bottle fixture - awesome.

two POV's i received & archived + art from friends.

checking Jessee's frame for alignment.

looking quite bitchin'.
Eric brought by his stunning commuter. this bike is all kinds of sweet.
while I was at it i built a new fork for Denise's townie.
$$$$$$$$ - $ilver.
now she can run 45's no problem.

Smithers tuning up his touring rig we made together a few years ago. one tough-ass bike.

ready to go where ever you can pedal it!

got in some good time with my beautiful wife. I love my wife!!!

Sally-dog inspecting Annie's bike out on the trail.
oh yeah.
ripping sunset trail.
grinding up schultz creek.
.....and groveling up meadow.

that's it for now, all - enjoy! looking at a very busy summer coming up & riding tomorrow. thanks for reading! - Garro.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Some views of Sam's sweet 650B.

thanks for the great pics - what a sweet bike! great choice on the colors & components.

everyone sends me pics of their bike here, which is pretty cool, as it is on a trail i originally made!

mostly XT with Stan's 650B rims on Hadley hubs.

Just a quick post, Mark's bike is done but deserving of a post all it's own - more later, Garro.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thanks everyone for a fine B-day boating trip! - Lee's Ferry great as always.

Lee's Ferry, AZ - one of my favourite places.
reptile resident.
shooting the shit with Yod.


Barry laying into a nice trout.

.......and a pretty nice one myself.

Sonja, Ian & Doug Hall + Smithers float out of camp 9.

just enough room to sit - that's a full ducky!

Sonja taking it all in.

dinner on the way.

here is a natural spring full of maiden hair ferns...........

.........and Orchids!!!!!!!

I believe it is Epipactis Gigantea - "chatterbox orchid" - I believe Coconino County has over 20 species of Orchid, I have seen 6, i think.

Lunch break.

A Primrose in camp.
Camp 9.
A close up of an Agave ready to pop.

it's last act before dying.........I guess they live 25-50yrs or so.

A beautiful prickly pear - not sure of the species.

these guys were going off everywhere!

is that rain? yep. got a night/morning of rain - it smelled great, as only the desert can.

Denise self - portrait.
"finger rock"
little boaters, big place.

Doug & Ian.

rain gone, lots o' sun.

look what I found in Smither's boat...........

Y-O-D is in the house!

Smithers doing what a Smithers does - Smithering.

Denise taking a dose of painkiller - she shoved a hook all the way into her arm & I had to shove it the rest of the way through & then cut the barb off and pull it out. it bruised up real good but she was a trooper!

Camp scene - Smithers is ready. we told him about being top heavy, & sure enough, he got swamped twice!
Chief Has-no-Tent.
Good Morning, Sweetie!
A white egret - it has really cool bright yellow feet.

up river we go.
That's it, another great trip - thanks for showing up, everyone. Great Trip!!!!! - Garro.