Here’s the latest from the shop. Ironically, the first of the new shop, the last of the year. I just finished the prep work on this bike today. She’s going to a warm home in Phoenix. The color is “Manzanita Red,” named after the trees that dominate so many of our trails here. See the similarity? Decals are cream on grey, but the photo might not do justice.
I’ve been feeling “the crud” ever since the Project Rwanda Ride yesterday, Mary has the photos. The shop wasn’t singing my tune, and Mary was out riding so Dave dog & I decided to go up to South Ridge (well, I decided for us) for a walk & a little photo shoot with the new frame. We did our first photo shoot for the website here, it was nice going back. Today couldn’t have been a better day, it was one of those days that give you the “I live here!” moments and make you feel warm & fuzzy inside.
Yep, that’s the place. Strawberry Valley, aka Idyllwild. The big hunk of granite in the background is Taquitz, also known as Lily Rock. Big, long climbing routes galore. Suicide rock is out of view, on the other side of the valley.
What goes up must come down… I forgot to mention the terrible conditions of the road on the way up. The road is VERY steep, and has had some erosion this fall, creating some bad ruts & exposing some huge rocks. The Superu has a low bottom bracket, so to speak… Good for railing turns, bad for rock clearance. Good thing we had gravity on our side! 😉
Well tomorrow’s the last day of the year. Go out and do something fun!