Sunday, October 05, 2008

a(nother) BIG Kahuna!

my head is still clearing, my legs still aching. 103 riders set-out to conquer the fabled trails of boston's north shore; crippler, ancient line, g-spot (to name a few). beverly to gloucester all on singletrack, not a lot of miles, but this isn't ordinary singletrack. the night before andy, thom, daren, brad, ken and i decided emptying andy's fridge of beer, including the hard lemonades that have been sitting waaaay in the back since '89, was a great idea - and it was - until 7a the next morning - after hitting the sheets at 4. but we were all smiles on this one. even when running into the woods to rid ourselves of the poison or managing bonks that became frequent and harsh come afternoon. these are the trails - and the guys - i learned to ride a bike with. insanely technical rock gardens that resemble bouldering fields more than mtnbike trails, mingled w/flowing ribbons of dirt punctuated by steep climbs and brown-eyed brake descents. if your stomach isn't against the back of your seat, you're not far enough back. awesome stuff. we had all sorts of bikes out there - from fully rigid ss, to 6" travel, we "rocked" the kahuna, arriving nearly last to lobsta'land for the haddock we'd been dreaming about since 7a... good times. thanks for another great ride! and thanks to andy (and his neighbor's patience) for the pre-kahuna party! can't wait for next yr.

6hrs of windshield time was well worth it.

9a head count. montserrat train station. beverly.
daren. all smiles, to the end.

brad survived the biggest, baddest bonk ever conceived, but he found the power to sprint when he saw the lobsta'land sign!
thom. ss. rigid. root66 series champ. dreamy.

red rocks, great view.

lobsta' land!


At 10/07/2008 5:40 PM, Blogger wraith said...

Yah... Dreamy

At 10/07/2008 10:40 PM, Blogger Thom P. said...

I'll "Dreamy" you!

I don't even know what that means.

We shouldn't wait until next year to to do this again. Of course if we try it Andy's neighbors are going to be waiting with torches and pitchforks.

At 10/08/2008 6:27 AM, Blogger wraith said...

that's O.K. we have duct tape and were not afraid to use it. Right Jeff.

At 10/08/2008 7:39 PM, Blogger Andy said...

we can do a mini kahuna any time you guys would like, with a mini party and mini duct tape.
Did I mention that my across the street neighbor is the chief of police?
He didn't seem to mind the brewhaha that spilled out into the front lawn at 3am.


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