Its official, summer is here. To most people that is a really happy occasion. Down here in the desert it just makes me agry. It means for the next 3 months I can’t comfortably ride my favorite trails during the day. Life shifts from all day rides with your friends to getting up at 4am, to be on the trail by 5, and to be back home in the air conditioning by 8. This schedule severely cuts into my nighttime drinking fun. With the first couple days of real hot weather here it’s time to stop living in denial, dust off the old road bike, and chop some wood. I’m no road rider, but if I oversleep and can’t get on the trail, the road bike will sometimes scratch the itch. But most of the time its kind of like a half of a handjob. Just a tease.
What to do once you have already got a ride and a nap in and its still only 11am? You go to your local pub and plan out some kick ass trips. So with my laptop in hand I took my seat at the bar and decided what I’m going to spend my summer doing. It’s going to be good and you will probably hear all about it.
It seems like all the links that I found over the course of the week can all be filed under “People Doing Crazy Shit.”
I found this over at the Sunday Bikes site, note that this kid has no peg and no brakes. Wait for the last trick. It’s worth it.
Sometimes it takes crazy, fruity nutcakes to innovate a sport, and this guy is super tweaked, but you gotta love how he is pushing the envelope in this video.
Lastly, I will leave you with this:
This weekend I will be in Bend, OR…any DC readers in that town? Let me know whats good.
Keep it dirty.by