Photo Blog: #30DaysofBiking Days 7-11: Getting Dirty in Salida

After a nasty bout with winter where I practiced embracing the cold and the snow instead of shunning it, dry dirt and temps in the mid to upper 60s arrived in Salida for days 7-11 of the #30DaysofBiking challenge!

Day 7: Monday

Coming off of a long, hard, wet weekend, I decided to rest my legs a bit and give the trails a chance to finish drying. Still, it was nice to feel some warm sun on my face during my quick spin down to the post office and back!

Day 8: Tuesday

I had been meaning to meet up with Ryan from Absolute Bikes for a ride, and on Tuesday we finally made it happen. Photo: Ryan rolling a rock on the Uncle Nazty trail.
Myself on the same rock.
We hit up Uncle Nazty, since I needed to grab some shots of the Suntour Auron fork and Stans ZTR Arch Ex wheels, both in for review.
Suntour Auron fork and Stans ZTR Arch EX wheels.
Ryan on Uncle Nazty.

Day 9: Wednesday

After exchanging a few emails with Brian of Mountain Flyer, I skipped out of the office mid-day to join him and the crew for a ride here in Salida. There were a few mechanicals along the way, but nothing we couldn't push through.
Brian of Mountain Flyer hitting the step down on Cottonwood.

Yours truly railing a wall ride on Cottonwood.
I had the pleasure of breaking in a new Niner RIP 9 RDO test on this 20-mile adventure.

Day 10: Thursday

On Thursday evening I met up with a friend for a quick jaunt on Little Rainbow Trail and Lost Trail aboard the Niner RIP 9. Man, this is a fun, and drop-dead-gorgeous, bike!

Day 11: Friday

With the big Singletracks Group Ride at South Shore Lake Pueblo scheduled for the next morning, and three good rides logged over the past three days, I decided to give my legs a bit of a break. Still, I couldn't keep myself from the dirt, so I grabbed the fat bike for a quick lunch time pedal.

Your Turn: How’s the #30daysofbiking challenge been treating you?

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