Sov E1304393971249

Snakes, Beers, Singlespeeds, And Getting Chicked!

This weekend's events as best as I can recall as we headed to Fruita by way of Moab. FRI: Left Colorado Springs at 330 got stuck in traffic on Vail pass for 2 hours total trip time should have been 5 hours ended up being closer to 8. This seriously cut into my beer drinking raging by the camp fire telling lies time. SAT: Woke early-ish my buddy registered for the MSC Rabbit Valley race then we headed into Moab. Rode a little loop called Sovereign…hmm good but not great, however we did catch a snake!

 

 

Not sure how or why but we managed to putt along and still lap folks kitted out with $6K full squish rigs while we peddled along on our bargain basement 1x1s, and that my friends, is priceless! After a few mid day carbo loading beers and some greasy burgers in Moab we headed back to the Loma exit and rode a great little lap I like to call WTFWYTRTFT?!?! Which means WhatTheFuckWereYouThinkingRidingThisFuckingTrail? In all reality it was a great loop that I have done many times and as usual the Mary's, Steve's, Moore Fun circuit was fun and painful especially when I endo'd…repeatedly. After the ride we ate at the Hot Tomato and drank a few, ok maybe more than a few, but hell I was THIRSTY! SUN: My buddy Jon raced the SS 32 mile race in Rabbit Valley and only got chicked once, well technically more than once but I swore I wouldn't tell. And oh yeah the 5th time he got chicked she was eating a donut and laughing at him! Just kidding….but not really.

 

Oh yeah and I learned these rules:

  • Chick-on-a-Bike

    I was actually eating a BOX of donuts–and laughing because I thought he was stuck. . . he was really still moving forward? Huh.

  • http://www.upadowna.com Yeti

    Chick–nice! And to be fair (and honest) to Jon, he CRUSHED it this weekend, his bike is anything but bargain basement and yes he did get chicked…a few times.

  • http://www.utahoutside.com Jared Hargrave

    Sovereign Singletrack good but not great? Naw, it’s a hella’ fun trail.

    Looks like a good trip. We’re heading there for 18 Hours of Fruita this weekend. Any UpaDowna hedonists gonna’ be there?

  • http://upadowna.com Yeti

    Jared- I know man I figured I’d get gigged for that comment, however it really didn’t rock out like I thought, perhaps it was the crowds, perhaps it was the sandy washes on the extended tour we did leading up to the actual trial…either way I couldn’t believe it was rated a double black diamond! When ever I see that on a trail sign I think whooohoooo this is going to rock, and the hype just didn’t pan out.

  • http://www.utahoutside.com Jared Hargrave

    True… I’d say Sovereign Singletrack is a blue square at most. The ride isn’t difficult at all… just fun.