Sunday, March 06, 2011

A watercolor and Brown Dog.

Nell chills on a picnic table in Slick Rock, Moab UT. 5"X7"
This image is from the last campsite in the "J" section of the Slick Rock campgrounds. We usually pick this area to avoid the more popular sites by the trail heads. Those rides are another 15 minutes away from these sites but the silent nights are well worth it. On this day we tooled around working on skills and adjusting our bikes to slick rock. Random jeep roads and crossings made for quick dashes to the trails. Working on tricky sections or practicing techniques on day one, we usually take some time to get dialed...and sleep in the sun on the picnic tables.
I'm always rusty during the Colorado ski season on my bike in Utah late March. Like a fat, half-bearded kid on a tricycle, but... Nothing will kick your ass into shape like a 5 day romp through one of the nations finest natural areas on a well maintained mountain bike.
side note:
Last time we stayed here it snowed and Brown Dog was introduced to cactus!

Speaking of...Yeah he's suffering.

1 comment:

  1. Love the painting. And the brown dog, of course.