Black Sheep Fix It Trip #2


I spent a awesome weekend driving to Fort Collins CO and then over to Breckenridge CO. Doesn’t take much for me to get in the car and go for a ride, assuming there is a mountain bike trail at the end of the road.


Saturday, August 1st: The fix on the Black Sheep is in the books. James, The Man, did the job and even added a reinforcement piece to my forks. I can’t wait to order Sheep #2. I am an addict. Crap, addictions are bad, I think. The downside of the trip, campsites were full. So once again, I paid $100+ for a lice infested bed. Ok, maybe I avoided lice. BUT maybe not.

Sunday, August 2nd: I decided to ride the 1st climb of Loop 1 in the Breckenridge 100 race course. The data says it all. Brutal climb up to 12,460 ft. 1200 ft in 3 miles, 3094 ft in 6.68 miles. That is just gross. But I did it, walked a bit once I reached 11,500 ft. The road / trail became very rough, rocky, steep. Very unfriendly to single speeds. Gale force winds kept the temperature down. That’s good. Don’t want to over heat at that altitude. We know that convection cooling is an issue at altitude. We do know that, right?

So, the next big event is the Crazy 88 in Flagstaff next Saturday. I will be ready. Los padrinos are tagging along as the support crew. Maybe T & D & A & P will make it, probably not – they need a break. Team uniforms should be ready this week. Famous dude, famous. As always, check out the data, MOFO.

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