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Monday, December 19, 2011

Shipping Day!

Well, my finals week sewing marathon finished yesterday, so today is shipping day, and tomorrow I fly to my parents in NY for Christmas.
The 10 item 5 customer list got knocked down to ZERO!

Magical central divider partial bag with spots for 2 water bottles for a Tour Divide bound Moots. If you want to fit a 3L bladder in the map pocket, this is how it works...

Specialized Epic Down Under. Crazy dimensioning work done thanks to paintbrush.

And, I even managed to sneak in a ride on Saturday - with snow!

In other news, the commuter hit 1560 miles this semester and I didn't once drive to school!

Count them up.... 5 Priority Shoe Boxes and a big cardboard tube, and a total of 16 sewing projects on board. A fun couple miles dodging cars and drafting off of two over-sized load trucks, and I wore the Santa Hat too.

Thanks again for your support of American engineering domination.

Merry Christ-mas!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wait List Update

If you are already paid up and on the list, they should be coming soon.
Next week is finals, then during and after finals week, I'll sew everything currently on the list before heading out for Christmas.
This Saturday I'm gonna actually play outside some and let the old brain rest up for finals week.
Thanks to all!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Vicarious climbing fun.

Last weekend a couple friends were coming through town headed to Moab and Indian Creek for the week, so a few of us joined in for the weekend.
Somehow they conned me into leading Jim Beyer's solo first ascent, "Right Side In" on Wallstreet. Mainly, I had to test out my ginormous 8.5" homemade cam.... and I'm a sucker for offwidths, even though it was my 5th lead for the entire year.

The offwidth was kinda enjoyable,in that terrifying exhausting way, but then, it ended in a blank corner about 15 feet from the top. So, being the old boring scaredy cat I am, I pulled on gear (even more....) then tied up a couple 4' slings into wanna be aiders, and got a couple moves higher, then had to free climb, or attempt too. This might have stumped me on my best day, but that day it scared me to no end. So after tooling around a while trying to figure something out, I called for a rope from the top and got out of there. Silly face climbing (with a giant hollow loose flake) stumped me again.

I also conned one of the guys into taking a few test whippers onto my homemade #3 cam.

Then Monster Cam got some more action on Castleton Tower, where I was privileged to bail a few years back(the last two pics). But this time at least my cam got up it.

Now that's an Indian Creek Rack!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Friends and Mountains

Last weekend Fritz and I went down to Lake City, and did a bit of climbing and hiking with Steve. Kinda nice to get off the bike once in a while, eh?
We did some climbing at a top secret area we've developed. We all ran a lap up THE definitive route there, goes from fingers layback to hands to wide hands or fists to thin offwidth to knee jam size offwidth. I've been climbing so little it felt harder on toprope then it used to on lead...
Here, Fritz gets an introduction to crack climbing.

Then we rigged a top rope solo line on a fun looking chimney I never had the guts to lead. Its a good thing, I cleaned some gigantic rock flakes of it on rappel. Rock shrapnel was found over 100 feet from the base of the climb. Once (mostly) cleaned, it proved to be a great chimney/bush/offwidth/handcrack climb.

And, just for fun, here's a couple pictures from 2008 when I XC skied in 8 miles, solo aid climbed Rack in Order, then skied back out. Oh, the energy of youth.

Then Sunday afternoon we all took a quick hike up Matterhorn Peak

Then this weekend I took "off" so no big crazy trips, just some sewing (bar bag, seat bag, and top tube bag to a Salsa Fargo), finished building a bike wheel in Solidworks, and actually had a bit of a social life!

Getting the spokes to go in correctly took 4 different spoke files with different angles at the elbows. The hub I drew up last fall for CAD class. Its all true to life dimensions (pretty close), modeled off my own rear wheel, a DT 240s hub, Stan's Flow rim.

And a CAD Cam in fruity colors...

Oh, and Tuesday I hit 1000 miles on the commuter bike, since school started in August.
Back to this stuff tomorrow morning!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tabeguache Trail bonk/bail turns into bike-canyoneering fun.

This weekend for Fall Break, I set out to ride the 143 mile Tabeguache Trail in two days. Food packing was a little ambitious: just over 4 pounds total, average might be 120 cal/oz, so maybe 7,600 calories.
-Cookie Dough: two sticks of butter worth (over a pound)
-Almost a full can of cashews
-12 oz of Fritos Concentrate (stick them in the blender!)
-Bacon and Cheddar
-2 dinners each with crushed ramen, potato flakes, bacon, cheddar, bacon grease, fresh garlic, cayenne pepper

Seems a little optimistic for that kind of energy output.... but I left the door with 12 pounds of water on board...

So after riding 12 easy miles to the Lunch Loops trailhead, I took off for the first 20 mile section to Hwy 141.

It got hot pretty quickly, and soon I was crusted in salt... why I did not put the salt into my water I do not know.
For some minimalistic reason I left the bandana and bike gloves home.
Here's the solution, while cranking up 9 mile hill just after 141

After plowing through Cactus Park, I was positively fried. Brains baked, covered in salt, dehydrated and low on energy, but given the food and water rationing needs, I didn't want to consume too much at once.
Poor planning strikes again.... by the time I was getting close to Dominguez Campground, I was done in. Only a mild bonk, but it was enough to make everything unfun and break my will to fight....
So I stopped at the water pipe just above the campground, and made dinner #1 at 4:30 pm. It was incredible, to drink unlimited supplies of water, eat salt, and eat hot food.
Then I just laid down and rested, digested, and decided in the present state, I should bivy right there that night. Then around 6 pm, I cranked up the stove again to make dinner #2, put on the long underwear bottoms, windpants, puffy coat... somehow I got cold quick, between the deprived state of my body and being in a canyon nearing sunset. So, I moved shop down a bit to the campground and started up a fire, and just sat there for a few hours until I ran out of wood around 10 pm. It was really refreshing to just be outside, listening to the woods, thinking slowly and not striving to move fast. Then I blew up my brand new 8.5 oz custom Kooka Bay sleeping pad and slept like a rock for 10 beautiful hours. Probably one of my best nights of sleep ever on the trail.
Upon waking up and stuffing my face with cookie dough and bacon, I started the ride back home. So I could take my time and explore a bit, and took a short variation for part of the Tab through Cactus Park, which lead me to this canyon... I'd been here before for sure.

There hadn't been nearly enough hike a bike on this trip yet... so, with my energy levels now back up, I checked the map, looked around a bit... and scrambled down in - no easy trick with a loaded bike.

Chock the bike in then climb down to it, then lower the bike and chock it again, then climb to the bottom and pull it out.

Sweet! All beautiful flowy creekbed from here.

Cliff number one came along quickly. A brief scramble got me around the mud hole at the bottom.

Then along came cliff number two.

It was a little bigger and required another scramble, then a bike drop down a ledge to get around it.

Then a bit of bushwacking through some saplings got me to cliffs three and four...

Two consecutive 50 foot or bigger cliffs in a row, with no good downclimbs... this is a job for ropes, not bikes. Time to bail up.

Some more scrambling... third class terrain with a bike over my head... got me up no problemo. The trail wasn't too far from the top, as the map predicted.

The remainder of the ride down 9 mile hill then back home from Whitewater proceeded uneventfully. Now I get to eat, veg out, and draw bike wheels in Solidworks.

Total mileage: 108 miles.

Monday, October 3, 2011

A bit more hike a bike.

Fritz and I rode the Edge loop out in Fruita a couple weeks ago. However, you stick us both in a nice biker friendly flowy trail spot like Fruita 18 road, and somehow..... we still end up finding a 2 hour hike a bike up a dry stream bed without even trying. so much for our navigational skills.

And, how about a customer pic coming all the way from Australia!

Here's what this weekend look like for me - sewing and studying for a calc test.

Now I'm off to school packing the alcohol stove and some ramen for lunch number two.