A quick trip to Yeti & Apex Trails

Today I decided to head down to Golden to pop my head in at Yeti Cycles and do a little riding at Apex Park. Ms. Sarah Rawley was kind enough to take a few minutes out of her busy day to show me around and drop some knowledge on Yeti and it products. Although I only snapped a few pics, they will not do this place justice. It is almost a museum/graveyard of Yeti's past. From what I happened to see there were tandems, road bikes, tons of old Arcs, tons of retired pros race bikes, a bunch of awesome stuff hanging around everywhere you could look. I also got to get up close and person with the new Big Top 29er. Ross Milan (current 4cross national champ) strolled the halls as Sarah showed me around. Although my visit was brief, they definitely have an awesome set up going there.

recognize that name? hes a pretty big deal

So after my visit I decided to go for a quick ride @ Apex park since it was right around the corner from the Yeti shop. These trails definitely got the best of me. I need gears or need to get super strong super quick! Pretty gnarly and technical stuff, lots of rock gardens, switchbacks with diagonal wood going across and plenty of water bars, some big rock drops, it also has some pretty intense climbs (1000' in about 1.2 miles). It seemed pretty straight up then straight down. I took a pretty nice spill coming down Pick' N Sledge (I think it was), scrapped up my forearms pretty good and put a baseball sized hole in a pair of bibs which I was pretty bummed about.

apparently a new rule they just put into place this year. One way for bikes on odd days. Pretty weird I have to say...

McNasty out.

1 comment:

Spankye said...

so did you ask for a job???