Thursday, December 18, 2008

gators, turtles, and drops..oh my!

The last couple days of riding have been awesome! Lots of dirt time working on skills, taking some spills, and getting some close encounters with wildlife..

Now it's time to hit the roads for a few days while I actually get my intervals and focused workouts done. Fun stuff...OK not really but I need to do it.

The Ergon/55nine Performance sponsored Endurance Klinik at University Bicycle Center in Tampa was great. We had a good turnout, UBC had a big spread of food for us, and Luis even gave us a 6-pack of Rogue Santa's Reserve...thanks Luis!

Lakeland trails..the view from the end of one of the "fingers"...careful.

Eddie drops into one of the technical sections of the "fingers". Look at that bike fit...beautiful.
Heading into a section of relentless root gardens along the swamp line
Sand trail armoring
Big f'in gator in the middle of the trail...this is why I make Eddie ride IN FRONT of me!!!
More drops at Alafia trails
Luis and Eddie wearing the SIX with pride

6 Comments:

Blogger sean d evans said...

So em, how do you make an alligator like that move out of the way! That would scare me to death!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Namrita O'Dea said...

you don't...you take the picture, turn around, and run screaming. well, that's what we did :)

8:10 AM  
Blogger allan said...

WOW!!!..I rode in Florida for several years but never saw a gator that big in the trails. We saw a little one once..but..nothing like that. I wuda freaked.

9:06 AM  
Blogger OilcanRacer said...

those are great pics!!!!

talk about penalty for stepping off the bike.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Metro said...

The Gators don’t move you bunny hop them. And you either clear those f*ers with a few inches to spare or you learn the right way to bunny hop the hard way. That’s why it’s called practice and why it makes perfect!

Glad to see you guys are having a good time. I’m hoping to catch up with Eddie for a fit when you guys get back to the 404.

Peace,
Metro

2:44 PM  
Blogger Sonya said...

Looks like you guys are having fun!! :)

5:11 PM  

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