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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Road Less Traveled

Everyone has that road they pass on their go-to rides and when asked, "What is down there?"... you have no answer. Yesterday my trusty side-kick Ranno and I decided to venture up this old mining road off of Four Mile Canyon, going where no Madone has gone before. This was one of those roads that I have pasted a hundred times before and thought nothing of it.

The road was epic, leading us to many small mining towns and we only turned around (after an hour of climbing) because we needed to change weapons and come back another day with the mountain bikes. Check out this picture of an historic gold mine... crazy!

I challenge you to take that "road less traveled" next time and explore the world around your home! Anything to stay off of Hwy 36!

On a side note I am locked and loaded for 24 hrs of Moab. Speaking of Moab, check out this guys crash, I know exactly where he is and can feel his pain. Only look where you WANT to go.


Blogger JB said...

Its been many, many years (I'm and old dusty fart) since I was 5 years old and started riding, but my bike(s) STILL manage to take me places I've never been! Physically AND otherwise. Good post.

And I like on the video how his buddy asks "Did you film it?", before he sees if his friend is alive. heh

12:12 PM  
Blogger Stephen D. Zepeda said...

wow pretty cool! :)

1:06 PM  
Blogger Adam Lisonbee said...

The last time I took the road less traveled I ended up hike-a-biking for 2 hours, and getting in trouble with the wife because I was home so late. :D

But one of my favorite things about biking is the exploration. Just yesterday I spied some new single track while on the road bike. Now i have something to go explore tomorrow.

From what I hear the Moab course is in good shape this year. Except the single track at the beginning, right out of the start/finish tent is pretty washed up. Apparently a lot of teh sand out on course has been washed away though...I'll believe it when I see it.

Maybe I'll stop by your pit area Friday night and say hello. I'll be in the huge Mad Dog Cycles camp area. They are fielding 4 teams, and then me as a solo. Stop by and grab some grub with us if you want.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Ric from Fox Point, WI. said...

Wholly Crap, that guy has to have 2 broken legs. He just keeps rolling. When you say "you know exactly where he is", meaning you've been on that trail? I can't watch that again.

Good luck at Moab, I look forward to your after race report .

8:01 PM  
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