Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Blogging Off-Season

What can I say? I suck.

Ok, that might be a bit harsh. But I do feel bad that I haven't updated this site in a while. I notice that it's been almost a month since my last post. Let me recap what has been going on:

The first three weeks of the last month have been great! Some of the best riding of the season, with trips to Oakridge (home of the Cream Puff 100) and Wilson River. How can I explain these trails; I've you been there, I don't need to say anything because the names are sufficient. If you haven't been there, there is nothing that I can say that will adequately describe the experience. Particularly if you come from the Midwest. How about a 9 mile climb? What to say about 10+ miles of descending on singletrack? Is there a good way to describe two-wheel drifting into a corner with a drop-off of several hundred feet only inches away? Some of the best riding of my career happened during those three weeks, and none of it more than three hours away.

God, I love Portland!

The last week has been...interesting. The biggest snowstorm in a decade dumped around 18" of snow on Portland. (For comparison, it snowed here once last year; a trace of snow that was gone in a couple of hours...) My car is buried. The city has been more or less shut down since Sunday. It is not safe to be out on the roads; not because I don't know what I'm doing, but because the poor drivers in Portland only get to drive in snow every couple of years. It shows.

In the early part of the storm a few of us were able to get out and ride. Snow riding is ok, but it's not why I came out here. After nearly a week, I'm ready for the white stuff to be gone. If I want snow, I'll drive to it thank you very much.

After the new year, I plan to revamp the site and put up some possible races for next year. Maybe clean out some of the deadwood in the links sections, add in some of the fresh faces from the Left Coast. And maybe some New Year's Resolutions: 1. Take more pictures...

Till then, take care and Happy Holidays!


angry buddhist said...

hope you have plenty of beer stocked up so you won't have to face the roads...happiest of holiday cheer to you

Jbucky said...

You should post your new years picture!