Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Riding High



I went to Palmer park in Colorado Springs for a mountain bike ride at dusk last night. IT WAS FUN. So, much fun that I had to put it in CAPS. I went with one of the leaders of Ride Against The Machine, our team of fun-loving-but-not-snotty racers.

We went up and down and up and down and up and down. Then we stopped because the trail ended...



So, we turned around and had a blast going down. Palmer park is one of the most fun biking spots in all of Colorado. It is friendly enough for newbies, but can be challenging enough for the seasoned veteran. The only thing that sucks is all the High School kids smoking pot (everywhere). As a tip to the police, ride your bikes through Palmer Park at dusk if you need to bust some kids for marijuana. As a tip to cyclists, be aware that these kids have no trail etiquette. And it is okay because it is fun to scare stoners.

It is hard to leave Palmer Park without a smile on your face. We left sad that we had to leave, but the sun was gone already.

Bike Review: Jamis Dakar XAM (which we have a demo of for you to ride): Fun. Fast. Comfy. Great Climbing. Heavy (steady). Easy on the eyes. Great parts spec for the money. Faster than you would expect.

3 comments:

Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop said...
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Michaela said...

I want to start mountain biking. Now we have a van! Now I'm going to go with you guys ALL THE TIME.
ALL THE TIME.

Joshua Barker said...

It's good to read about your trail reports. I need to get out and go with you guys (the karate monkey is hummin' for action) - but I can never make the Tuesday mornings. Please keep me posted if you do a Sat/Sun ride.