Saturday, January 22, 2022

2022 Shasta Ascension Race!

 

Spent another fun weekend down in Shasta.  Unlike 2 years ago, Sno-Ball got cancelled... and we haven't had any snow for a while.  So the course was fast, but skiing was mediocre.  Sat, after the race I skied with the boys (demo-ed some skis too) into the sunset.  Sun, we hung out downtown, then went over to Lake Siskiyou to chillax.  

Granted I did this on my tele skis in 2019, I did manage to drop 15 minutes... which is pretty significant in a one hour race.  Pretty stoked!  Goal is to break 55 min... 













Strava from 2022 - https://www.strava.com/activities/6567223411/overview

Results https://www.shastaavalanche.org/sites/default/files/shasta_ascension_backcountry_race_results_1.pdf

Strava from 2020 - https://www.strava.com/activities/3022881127/overview

Post from 2 years ago.  

http://snowymonk.blogspot.com/2020/01/shasta-ascension-race.html

Friday, November 26, 2021

Bullard's Beach with Bridges, Willumsens, McGradys

Party time!

Kim getting shot up on Fri before we went... this one actually kinda kicked our butt


we lucked out on the weather and the beach was gorgeous







Notes

  • Kim and I got our boosters on Fri... and boy o boy... we felt like poo
  • Beaches
    • Devil's Kitchen - has a nice creek for the boys to play in, sheltered from wind, not many people, dog friendly, easy to get down to beach
    • Face Rock - nice place to walk, long walk down
    • Coquille Point - nice place to walk
    • Bullard's Beach gets wind hammered, no respite, no creeks, no rocks.  
  • Fat Biking is fun here, but be sure to wash off the bikes, and check the tides

Next time

  • Whisky Run is awesome..
  • Go check out Whiskey Run Beach - boon docking spot?
  • Argentinian resturant
  • get ice cream at Face Rock Creamer
  • Do the Geocache Adventure Labs in Coquille 
  • Saturday, October 2, 2021

    AMC second go!

     

    Bumped up to "expert" as expert and pros get to ride a bit extra.  Didn't think I'd do well, but managed to get 2nd!  Never won a segment, just consistently got 2nd on all of them.  Ha.  

    https://www.strava.com/activities/6055066504

    Uncle Funkle came up for the weekend, so we had to sign him up for the race.


    Andy was doing great until he had a bit of a mechanical that took him out of the running... 

    Nikko lovin' Ullr


    Post from last year... 5th in Sport to 2nd in Expert!  Booya!  
    https://snowymonk.blogspot.com/2020/10/ashland-enduro.html

    Results here: https://www.californiaenduroseries.com/round-5-results-ashland-mountain-challenge/
     - Cory swept the race winning all 5 stages!  


    Monday, September 6, 2021

    Alsea Falls Mtn Biking - Labor Day weekend

     

    The kid's crew!  Lovin' spring board laps


    The trails here are purpose built for mtn bikers.  Super fun.  


    Good time to get out of town...

    There's plenty of gnar here as well.  Just hop on Chutes and Boulders... 

    Tucker = tuckered out

    We'd do a morning ride, then the kids would just play in the creek.  

    Shasta & Alsea Falls.

    Check out Zenyn's bike!

    Strava

    Links
    • Team Dirt - these guys maintain the trails.  And you can see the trail conditions here.  Toss them some dough! https://teamdirt.org/trailareas/alseafalls.html
    • Trail Forks - https://www.trailforks.com/region/alsea-falls/?activitytype=1&z=13.5&lat=44.31160&lon=-123.51170
    • Travel Oregon write up - https://traveloregon.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/bicycling/alsea-falls-trail-system/

    Next time
    • Do a few more rips on Chutes & Boulders... maybe in sections so I can familiarize myself with the trail.  

    Sunday, August 22, 2021

    Orman's '21 - Jr. Lifeguard Camp

     



    Some stava stuff.

    • Sat (Aug 14) - Craig Creek Trail Run - this was a nice run from the swimming hole between the two bridges.  I saw Craig Creek Swimming Area on this run... which is where we ended up a few times in the afternoons. 
    • Sun - Bald Hill Mtn Bike with Ghelfi, Herron, Koster, Carr - Ghelfi ran into some Shasta folks at Orman's, so we had a nice crew to ride with.  Saw a redwood on fire (lightening).  Here's some more info on it from the Redwood NP facebook pages... Bald Hill is a fire road, but it's a pretty fun hill.  Would like to do the loop next time... which would be like 3 hrs, I think.  

    Strava

    Next time:
    More trail runs in the area.  

    Mtn biking - check out - 
    • Go to Blue Lake?  
    • https://www.strava.com/activities/4143251961
    • https://www.strava.com/activities/4116542116 - Bald Hill Loop

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021

    Central Oregon Road Trippin' - Part 3: Paulina Lake! Hot Springs, Waterfalls, Trails, Obsidian!

     

    Nikko ready for the ride to the waterslide...

    "waterslide"... not for sensitive butts...

    When we got there it was empty!

    And 15 min later...




    sweet sunset

    Strava

    Thursday, August 5, 2021

    Central Oregon Road Trippin' - Part 2: Bend with Mooreheads/Dixons

    After Waldo Lake, the boys and I checked out the bike park at Bachelor.  Just the kiddie zone.  That was fun for a few hrs.  

    The Bridges came up and met up with us for the next few days.

    I believe this is Tumalo Falls... that Shasta and I ran to, while the fam biked.  


    Floating down the Deschutes...

    Aaron had this crazy contraption...


    We stayed with Lou Doo, Joel, & Mary pretty close to downtown.  We had some great walks into town to check out the sights.  

    And some great morning runs.  Shasta at the tippy top of Pilot Butte with the Sisters in the background.

    Then we went up to Smith Rock area and found some camping behind it.  This was during a morning run.  

    Top of Grey Butte


    Nikko enjoying the water at Smith

    And we cruised over to Steelhead Falls which was a nice swimming hole.  

    Grabbing food & brews at Sisters

    Lots of snacks on this trip...

    A quick visit to Sparks Lake... which was really really low... 

    And there were leeches... 


    I love the "canyoneering" at Sparks Lake.


    Found a mtn bike feature in one of the neighborhoods in Bend.

    More treats

    And more... 

    Joel got some too


    Strava links

    Next time
    • Ride Bachelor more... season pass next year?
    • Three Sisters Marathon link up
    • Find more swim holes.  
    • Lots of day trips from Bend...