Sunday, January 25, 2009

Renova Hotsprings and Snowboarding

Another great weekend. Skipped snowboarding on the ice Sat. and went to Renova hotsprings. I haven't been here in probably six or seven years. Seems like the little hard to find tub has been found. We still had it to ourselves for an hour or so...until the weird family from Butte with six little kids decided to show-up. Great day soaking in freezing temps and wind.

The next two pics are from riding Sunday in the sub zero weather. The last is out at the ranch after boarding.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Yeti 575 Rebuild

Its that time of year again. I put an insane amount of miles on my new 575 last season. Two weeks in Idaho, almost a month in Moab and Fruita (two trips), Durango, Sedona, plus riding everyday in Jackson, eight weekends in Helena, tons at the caverns, and lots of other places including back home in Bozeman. Its safe to say my bike got worked.

I'm in the process of tearing the whole bike apart and rebuilding, lubing, servicing, and re-torquing everything. This includes rebuilding the pedals, new suspension bearings, new seals for the air shock (RP23), servicing the hubs, truing the wheels, new cables and housing, new chainrings, new bling cassette (Sram 990), chain, relubing the bottombracket, flushing and relubing the headset bearings, and lots more that I can't think of right now.

I'm also doing it all myself.....except for my Fox Float RLC which I'm sending off to Push Industries. They are going to service the fork and install a high volume kit to get full travel out of the fork along with a more linear feel. I can't seem to get full travel out of the fork even after removing all the air, but this is the ticket I guess.

I love cracking a beer and working on the bike. She's going to be better than new soon.

Almost Moab time...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Spring in January

Nice and sunny lately, but no snow since the last post really. Man do we need some new snow.

It really felt like late Spring today....good day though. Sat on the deck at Roundhouse later and had a couple Tecate's with a buddy and his Boxers tanning in the sun. Even the hardcore ride till 4 o'clock crew was coming down for beers.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Perfect Day

Best day so far this season, even better than Tuesday!!!! Total sleeper day, with great snow and no one skiing it.

Three ridge hikes, high speed untouched tracks, amazing! Hike north in the morning and after having the Apron untouched on the skiers left, I did it again, then did Motor room....perfect. Took a snack break at the D.P. Chalet then hit Pierre's. When I get to the top of the lift it says that Schlasman's is opening in ten. Shoot over there and get fourth or so chair.

Perfect untouched turns off Bundy's bowl. Did a few laps then called it.

What a good day!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Warm Snow

It got warmer after that last dump. Decent snow, but it was raining a bit later in the day. Got some good turns. Decent week so far.

Not a bad line to be looking at....

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Good Snow Today

Lots of snow today, no openings...........I hope its as dead tomorrow as today......14" at 1:15 on Bridger......Mmmm....

Its going to be sick!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lots of Turns

Got to ride the last 8 out of 9 days....took Friday off cause of wind. Lots of turns and lots of fun. Here are some random pics over the last week or so. Hopefully we get even more snow this week.

Leaving Claire's folks ranch in Sedan, just past Bridger.

Cheers to a mighty fine week!!!