Birthday Gooseberry

Continuing the birthday festivities, Gooseberry was the destination for Saturday.

The wind was blowing pretty hard when we left the hotel but it was only breezy on the mesa.

We rode Cattle Grate, part of South Rim, Hidden Canyon, Bowls & Ledges, part of Windmill and the Practice Loop.

Bike Love

Micro air.

On Hidden Canyon I balked at a ramp ledge drop with a few rocks at the bottom. I chastised myself for my cowardice and tried again. When my front tire dropped off the ledge I grabbed the brakes and sent myself on a nice endo. Rookie mistake. Jolene watched in fright as my face headed for a rock. Somehow I got my arms up and blocked the blow. I was sure I'd broken or torn something. But as I lay there the systems all checked in with no red alerts of pain. Just scraped up forearms and bruises. I got off lucky.

Two days of good riding and sunshine in the bag. Loaded up the van and headed home with smiles on our faces.


dug said...

that picture is a bit ambiguous. i think you've discovered the yeti. and he's been injured.

KanyonKris said...

and he likes cafe rio.

Will the National Geographic Society give me an award? 'cause I think that would be splendid.

roan said...

You blocked the blow with your arms ?

Certainly is a am big u ous arm.