Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tuesday: finally an after work ride

Finally an afterwork ride and I forget my camera. G and I met up with Gaston and Tim and we did Raspberry ride. Unfortunately Tim had some technical difficulties and he and Gaston finished after that. G talked me into doing one more smaller loop. The weather was good, temps cooled down nicely and we finished right about dusk. It was a good evening on the trails.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Green River Narrows & Hwy 221 MTB

It was a good day on the river. I need to start getting back to the Green more often. Thanks for letting me paddle with you guys: Ashley, Adam, Coop, Daniel, Will, Will, Jeff, other dudes? and of course Steven and Jared.
After running the Green I had planned to ride either Dupont or Bent Creek but it started pouring in Hendersonville and continued all the way to Asheville. I called Clare Ann and it was still dry in Glen Alpine so I headed onto Marion where it was also still dry when I arrived. I only saw a light shower during my ride, not even wet enough to unpack my rain jacket. I rode all the "normal" stuff.
Then crossed 221 and checked out some "new" stuff. I did a small loop and a very scenic "there and back". Some sweet trails:
More single track.
Then I T-boned into this and it was time to turn around and get some down hill. Enjoy the scenery going back down.It was a good day on the river and the trails.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Charlotte Whitewater Park Saturday

I finally made it to the Whitewater theme park and dropped my $25. It was a hot day in the city and the water was warm. Lots of rafts and people. I thought I saw Big Tom Wilson at the top of the climbing wall but I was wrong.
Here is how Noel was sleeping when Clara Ann and I checked on her saturday morning. Notice the phone. She was really sleeping just like this - with her arm out and phone against the ear. That is too funny!On to the whitewater park. It was a hot day and the water was very warm. The surfin' was good. TB was slicin' up all the holes, big and small.JC showin' everyone how he does it.Johnny Calhoun at the entrance to The Meat.JC runnin The Meat.
Ashley from Charlotte.
Nice Boof!
Some smoothed it, some didnt.

Roger Teeters raft guiding.This next one is a little better.
It was hot and the water was warm. I had a good time and made plans to head to the Green on Sunday.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Wednesday & Thursday after work backyard paddle

8/22 & 8/23 Not epic but still fun and good practice in the boat.
Playin' catch up againAnother couple of good days on the river.
A gaggle of Geese below the bridge.
One of my favorite rest stops.