Vuelta a Voodoo

No, this isn't deep in the Amazonian jungle. This is Trail 341, just west of the non-bikeable wilderness.

No, this isn’t deep in the Amazonian jungle. This is Trail 341, just west of the non-bikeable wilderness.

The first ride of July is in the bag — 90 minutes on the trails surrounding the Elena Gallegos Open Space — and now I will shun the singletrack until the Fourth of July weekend is over. From now until Tuesday morning the trails will look like the aisles at Interbike on day one.

I was rocking the old Voodoo Nakisi with slightly overinflated tires to avoid pinch flats and rolls (I really need wider rims) and despite my best efforts managed to (a) keep the rubber side down, and (2) avoid centerpunching a small flock of early-bird weekenders.

Tomorrow Counselor Pelkey and I commence coverage of Le Tour over to Live Update Guy. We struggled mightily with the notion of cranking up the NRRBBB® Machine again — frankly, I was advocating a LUG-free July — but in the end we decided to bite that big yellow bullet and see if it blows our heads off. See you there.

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5 Responses to “Vuelta a Voodoo”

  1. Sharon Says:

    Beautiful vista you have there. I leave for the Seattle to Glacier bike trip on Wednesday. Excited that I will be able to ride in temps that won’t melt my skin off by noon.

    • JD Dallager Says:

      Sharon: Good on ya! Ride safely and ENJOY!! 🙂

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      We’re fortunate, Sharon. In Bibleburg we had Palmer Park; here we have the Foothills Trails, sandwiched between the east ‘burbs and the Sandias. You can do a couple hours easy without getting bored or repeating yourself too much.

      Have big fun on that long, cool ride. We’re enjoying a touch of monsoon season here, just like Pat down Arizony way.

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Took the Saga out for a spin today. Sandy and I riding tomorrow. A little early monsoon action last few days; Tucson was under flash flood warning most of the morning today.
    Going to LUG again, huh? I will try to stop by.

  3. Maite Says:

    Great news about the Tour. Thank you.

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