Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Saturday Ride 10/4

It is a cool northern breeze, shorter days, incredible sunsets and brilliant colors starting to fall. It is pumpkin patches, college football, the smell of the grill and tons of porch time. It is the same coffee you always drink in the morning but for some reason it tastes better with chill in the air. It is arm warmers, knee warmers, DeFeet gloves and shoe covers.  It is your jersey pockets filling up as the sun gets higher in the sky. It is one of the sweetest times to be outside. It is October.

We headed up north for some MTB action. With the first cold snap I always get the urge to be in the woods more. A great group showed up to tackle Slaughter Pen and Blowing Springs. I have never done Blowing Springs before. Needless to say I was grinning ear to ear most of the ride. I appreciated seeing some new faces in the bunch and catching up with some old faces as well. The Bentonville MTB scene has it going on.

The meet up spot 21c Museum Hotel.

Dropping into the Pen.

A big thanks to Jake N for putting us on a great route.

The bike path connects all the phases.

Slaughter Pen has a bunch of these features.

The occasional mechanical.

Jake N still looks asleep.

Regroup. Time to shed.

This run was sick. I don't even remember the name.

Bike path over to Bella Vista. 

Tunnels & stuff.

Then back to trail riding along this bluff.

Some pretty technical ups and downs.

Feeling 13 again.

Narrow at points.


Kudos to Bob N. for throwing himself into a challenging route. 

A great group of mixed levels but easy going guys.

Too much fun.

I've been hearing about Blowing Springs forever. It lived up to the hype.

Good times in good company.

Random (photo credit Jake N.). We noticed an older lady falling at the Bentonville square. At first she looked bad off. My good buddy Ian H a RN jumped in to save the day. But also notice Superman with the assist. It was like he came out of nowhere. "Faster than a speeding bullet..."


chenlina said...

louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet
adidas trainers
jordan 6
jordan retro
nba jerseys
retro jordans
ugg uk
ghd hair straighteners
louis vuitton handbags
ed hardy clothing
uggs outlet
ray ban sunglasses outlet
louis vuitton
louis vuitton outlet
christian louboutin sale
burberry handbags
canada goose
christian louboutin chaussures
ugg sale
coach outlet store online
toms shoes sale
ray ban sunglasses
coach factory outlet
hermes birkin bag
michael kors outlet
longchamp outlet
michael kors outlet
coach outlet
coach outlet
adidas ultra boost
nfl jerseys wholesale
washington wizards jerseys
canada goose jackets
longchamp handbags
true religion jeans
adidas originals

ninest123 said...

michael kors
longchamp outlet
nike air max 90
cheap jordans
birkenstock sandals
ralph lauren sale clearance
nike air max
cheap jordans
miami heat jerseys
nike shoes for men

Pansys Silvaz said...

soccer shoes
true religion jeans
uggs outlet
isabel marant shoes
christian louboutin outlet
oakley sunglasses
canada goose outlet
michael kors outlet
furla handbags

ww we w said...

caterpillar boots
nhl jerseys
ralph lauren uk
calvin klein outlet
nike air max
adidas superstar
nike sneakers for men
mbt shoes online

mary said...

شركة فاست هوم لنقل العفش
افضل شركة نقل عفش من جدة الى الرياض
شركة نقل عفش من جدة الى الكويت
شركة شحن عفش من جدة الى الامارات
ارخص شركة نقل عفش بجدة
شركة شحن عفش من جدة الى الاردن
شركة شحن عفش من جدة الى سوريا
شركة نقل عفش من جدة الى الدمام

yanmaneee said...

air jordan
nike air max
yeezy shoes
jordan shoes
mbt shoes
yeezy boost 350
golden goose outlet
air max 95
converse outlet store