I’d Write a Long, Clever Post Today, But…

11.3.2006 | 7:16 am

I’d write a long, clever post today, but in ten minutes I’m leaving to go Racer’s bike shop. There, I’ll gather with about ten of my best riding buddies, and we’ll head on out to Moab.

Yes, the annual “Fall Moab” trip — the group ride I look forward to above all other group rides — begins today.

What does that mean?

It means three days of mountain biking, watching the technical geniuses among us (everyone but me, pretty much) do crazy, foolhardy moves on their bikes. I may even try a few myself.

It means two nights of boasting about what we did during the day, describing–down to the minutiae — what everyone already knows. What you were thinking at the approach. What the bike felt like as you committed. What the penalty was if you failed. How much it hurt when you whacked your noggin on sandstone.

I have been able to think about nothing else for about a week, and I know others in the group feel the same way.

I expect to have stories, pictures and video clips to share when I return.

Have a nice weekend. I know I will.


  1. Comment by Tayfuryagci | 11.3.2006 | 8:17 am

    have a safe trip. take pictures.

  2. Comment by sans auto | 11.3.2006 | 8:40 am

    I was in Moab two weeks ago and I did a little, slow endo and pulled an intercostal muscle (they’re between the ribs). It has hurt to breath for the last two weeks and I thought a couple of sneezes were going to kill me. Have fun and keep the rubber side down.

  3. Comment by eclecticdeb | 11.3.2006 | 9:26 am

    I’ve got the same kind of yearly trip with a bunch of women (anywhere from 10-15). Each October, we leave the kids with the menfolk (where they belong) we load up the bikes and head to Santa Barbara for a “bike ride”. On Saturday we ride between 30 and 75 miles (depends on the woman). That night, we go out for dinner then tear up the town. Sunday morning consists of lot’s of coffee and a huge breakfast. As soon as we get back, we make reservations for the next year and start counting the days. Good times.

  4. Comment by bikemike | 11.3.2006 | 9:30 am

    hope dug is doing all of this on a single speed.

  5. Comment by Zuke | 11.3.2006 | 12:26 pm

    Take lots of pics! The (crash) pics were great!

  6. Comment by allan | 11.4.2006 | 3:51 am

    Hmmmmmm. ESPN has an article where Lance mentions the possibility of doing Leadville sometime. Wonder if he’d want in on the bet?

  7. Comment by Cara | 11.4.2006 | 5:24 pm

    Have a good time!

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