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MBM back from early July

I forgot to post up this one.  From a MBM ride earlier in July on the Ginny Trail with Ryan and Dave:

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The last couple times we attempted this trail we started late forcing us to descend early due to lack of daylight.  We were again pushing it this time for daylight, yet crested the top just in time to catch the sunset.

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BTW, other MBM postings are over at our still in progress project site: cotw.

Horsetooth Mill Creek – devastated

I made it up to Horsetooth this weekend. First time doing the Towers and Mill Creek loop this year.  I had heard there was some damage at the park from the last heavy wet snow fall a week ago, but didn’t think it would be so devastating.

Frankly, most of the park is fine, tacky and fast right now for mountain biking.  Mill Creek though in particular is a mess.

There are so many fallen tree’s from heavy snow just on that part of the park that Mill Creek is absolutely impassable by bike, hardly by hiking.   It will take weeks for crews to clear it up.  There is not a single 200 foot section of that trail that is not blocked in some way!!  Bummer … almost any and every tree that was healthy took a beating.  I’ll be looking for volunteer days up there to help with the clean up.

On the brighter side – nothing like a freshly tuned-up mountain bike…

double flat

Mountain bike all set to go, cables, bearings, bled the brake,  chain, bled the brake again.  Pedals should show up tomorrow.

Been lazy to switch pedals over so I’ve been riding the crosscheck in the mean time.  Rode parts of maxwell to get up top… then managed to somehow double flat on the reservoir high trail.  Pinch flat on the rear, then while I’m standing there inspecting, the front pops!?  wha wha wha whaaaaa…

mtb tlc

While my pedals are back at crankbros for the 3rd time (been cracking them routinely?), I thought I’d take the time to give the Limo some TLC.  I bought new cables and plan to address a sticky rear brake, then also discovered my new-ish primo bb bearings were shot to hell.  Disappointing…  back to the $5 steelies from the local fan shop.

Bearings serviced and repacked (get me by for a while), cables done, now the brake hmmm…  I don’t really feel like doing it, but bleed the brake I must.