22 November 2010 - 8:47Cool Stuff…
…and maybe a little not so cool stuff. Let’s just get the unpleasant complaining about my stupid helmet cam out of the way. For whatever reason, I simply can not get mine to work as it should. It makes all the beeps and boops it’s supposed to, it just doesnt take the movies. I think I’ve tried just about everything, except calling the company, which I will be doing today.
The lamest part about it, is that I thought that I was capturing some really good footage from Saturday’s ride out in Town Loops. JayPro (aka Shatner), Shaun (aka Shackleton), M2, E-Dog and myself hit the Town Loops for a chilly spin on the trails. It was cold and windy, and the trails were a little slick, but we had a great time chasing each other through the woods. Shaun had an amazing wipeout right in front of me that would have been so fabulous to share, it was low speed, and took forever. It wasn’t so much catastrophic as it was bumbling. Oh well, it just motivated me that much more to get this whole camera thing sorted.
And on to the good stuff.
I love the west. I like it here just fine, but there are so many things I miss about being out there. Big mountains, big sky, and more importantly, the beer and the food. Sometimes the planets align and the west comes to me – thank you Shaun!
Ska Brewing Company. My first hangover at SSWC09 was served to me in Durango at the brewery. It’s an impressive building, with an impressive array of beers, which are also available in cans outside of town. My favorite, the Modus Hoperandi.
New Belgium Brewing. Sure, you can get this in just about every other state except VT, but it is still awesome. My favorite, the Ranger IPA. Mandy hates it, which is great because it means it’s all mine!
And food. I love the food of the southwest. Iron Mike brought back a string of dried red chilies from Santa Fe when he was out there this fall, and I managed to get my hands on a few.
It’s really fueling my stoke to get out to Tucson. The riding will be awesome, as will the company, and best of all, it will be WARM!