How was your lunch today?  Mine was quite tasty, thanks for asking.  I've got the favorite route I do the week before big events - it takes me to the top of Missionary Ridge, about 3500' higher than my front door, but only a smidge over an hour to get there at moderate pace.  The Ridge burned to a crisp in 2002, it's life after death up there.

From the top, the views sweep over the La Platas, Durango Mountain resort, Animas Valley, and on a clear day Lizard Head is even visible.  That isn't the case today as there are plenty of fires burning in this parched west right now...time for a rain dance!

It's a freaky fast ride dropping that 3500' back to town.  This wraps up my prep for the E100 12 hour event this Saturday.  I'm trying something a bit different this time around.  Hope it works cause it's gonna be a hammerfest for sure.

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2006 11:41 AM by Dave


# @ Wednesday, June 21, 2006 3:55 PM

What are you trying different? ;)

Adam Lisonbee

# @ Wednesday, June 21, 2006 4:16 PM

I'll tell ya Saturday evening :-)


# @ Wednesday, June 21, 2006 8:47 PM

"I'm trying something a bit different this year..."

2005 - 1st Place Men's Solo - David Harris

Didn't yo' momma ever tell you if it ain't broke, don't fix it? :)

Dave in Driggs

# @ Thursday, June 22, 2006 3:08 AM

Nothing is static...that's part of what makes this game so much fun.


# @ Thursday, June 22, 2006 7:48 AM

Burned areas are quite amazing. I have a foto of Jeni up on the Virgin Mesa in the Jemez a few weeks after the fire there in early 03 or 04. It was just amazing and beautiful ride in it's own way that day.

Here is a the mtbr link.. hope it works;