MIni Pugz Tour

Just like that, Bailey finished his house sitting operation in DuhranGo and we were out the door with Pugz up to Telluride. Got in Monday eve in time to throw some stuff together and go get on KotO for StompRADio. Despite playing the soothing sounds till midnight, we remained enamored with our plan to leave after the show, and so we did. The waning moon had more than enough power and had been ups ince 11:30 or so and on fairly laden Pugz we sidled into the cave where the pain is kept. The road up Bridal Veil falls to the power plant is steep but well traveled and a nice introduction to what awaits. Prodoperz may recall riding Wasatch and being able to pedal the single speed up that part. Once you pass through the gate and past the powerplant the grade and erosion turn the road into more of a challenge. The moon was amazing though and without lights the climb was as modestly punishing as perhaps possible hauling that much ass.
After 3 or four hours of climbing we ascended into the bottom of the Bridal Veil basin, just out of sight of town, and found a nice little camp on a knob at tree line where we slept hard. The next morning after sleeping log like till we felt like it, we continued our ascent through the basin. Sadly D00m followed us that evening on my Xtracycle and came to the juncture where Lewis Mine and Wasatch diverge and couldn't see our tracks. That's because they're Pugz track and we were off piste reveling in the glory of high altitude exploratory follow the leader. To the back of the basin we went, were Crack rock camp awaited us, with grass so soft we were wandering around barefoot. Given that this was a pre pugz tour before the next one, we'll remember to bring things like, beer, sketching materials/signage, and less batteries. After an unladen and glorious tour around the basin we retired again, and awoke to more miraculous weather. Loaded and primed, we rode the pugz to the base of the climb over to Columbine lake, hiked over and around said amazing lake, and agreed that a high altitude lake snorkeling project is indeed the best idea yet, before returning for the descent. So close, so glorious, and so thoroughly stompariffic. This tour will take place again. You should be there, self supported Pugz and a desire to slog it up a very steep hill for 4 hours, with maybe a 22x36 in the future.

and bring your snorkel



stompa history museum. london. 


First time to vegas, definitely didn't feel any need to extend my stay. . . but found some bike schwag Stompaz may appreciate..

Yup that room smelled like that
when we got there. PEAS OUT!!!


Perfect B-day conditions

How I got so lucky to have a lovely lady who gets all the way after it on my birthday ride just to chase some dumb singlespeeders, and doesnt even bother with the pain cave whoa
Oh and a Pugz, which happens to descend at warp speed, no prob
And some friendly fellaz
And a present from my Dad, 'Roleur' with Ron Coopers hands on the cover and a most amazing article/interview with him, more than i've ever known about my Cooper for sure.

And a sleepout under the stars up tomboy rd to start it off right. Hooray for 29


12 Hours after the 12 Hours

Thanks to Bike-Wild Crew for the win in the 8-person Open Class yesterday at the 12 Hours of Snowmass.  Let's hear it for the antlered shredders:   The Great White Hope, Getty,Kazzy, Sarah, Brittany, Aaron Dallas, Chris Romeyn and yourSz truelee.
At 4:20, they told me that we were in 2nd place, behind by 24 minutes!  (so, either we had a couple of fast laps late, or we were ahead the whole day...)  To be fair, there were only 2 teams in the Open Class, but we were told there were 3, so we beat the non-existent ghost team, too!
Will I AM Inverso gets accolades and fanfare and donuts for leading out the solo singlespeeders for most of the day, smashing through a brick wall to get into the pain cave, and still hanging on for 3rd!
NiRad came in with a very respectable 5th in Solo Single;  in Men's Solo, Randy Mason got 6th and Double R Double T got 10th!  Les resultats.

Michael Hayes' Honey Stinger Trio Co-Ed team won their class, too.

Bike-Wild also raised over $600 for the Aspen Youth Center!  So, thanks to everyone for your generous donations.

next time...  less brakes, less pork rinds,
...and remember - Pugs'in is Thuggin'


If anyone can help out, please phone in

8 bikes and 8 people - 1 truck.avi

Fresh off the Raggeds trail last weekend we had a mere 8 bikes and 8 people we had to stuff in the truck, watch us do it!! niRAD
Oh and the Raggeds is in killer shape, not too many trees down (10 or so?!) so there was incredible flow at times, technical at times and straight up hike a bike!! super fun, killer group of friends riding in party'o'vascular style, stompin at its finest!!


wicked sweetnesss

all hail hardtails and the black market bummer life

Seen on Stevilz blog so sweet, goes out to those stompaz who haven't ven got a front shock yet