Crossing Argentine

Some call me evil. I call myself a Father, Husband, Macgyveriser and an occasional adventurous mountain biker.

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Crossing Argentine Pass into Montezuma from Silver Plume, climbing Lenawee to Abasin and finally climbing over Loveland Pass has been a thought of mine for about 3 years now. JJonas has done it for some years and while there have been those that have questioned the route, its not theirs to question. It lies in the mind and bodies of those willing to do it.

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But do I question myself at times. Between work and family, time is tight for anything else but I have a good wife and loving children who may not always understand my call to the wild but they let me explore and for that I am always grateful.

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I hoodwinked 3 others into my adventure. Guacamole, Joe HomeGrown and Drew from the East. All three know my reputation for taking mortal men(my term for us weekend warriors) and pushing them to their limits. All three have seen me bonk and fight to keep churning the pedals when no power to push them was left in my body.

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So in that day, it felt good to be a leader. To take us to 13,200 ft....eyes wide with wonder of the vistas at that elevation and to descend and climb two more times to elevations above treeline and feel strong all day.

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Laughing at the middle fingers raised to my salute every time I looked back on Lenawee, I knew I had chosen the perfect crew for such an adventure for the mortal of men.

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We may not be gods of the bicycle in your eyes but in that day, we were gods of our own adventure.

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4 comments:

  Cellarrat

August 29, 2011 at 9:16 AM

i've been eye balling that forever!

  the original big ring

August 30, 2011 at 7:40 PM

how'd the bike work?

  The Evil MGE!

August 31, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Rocked it! Point and shoot lazer precision rocket ship on the descents. With the Uturn on the fork, roll it down to 100mm from 120mm for the climbs and it becomes an efficent climber. Maybe its just me getting alot stronger of late but I felt faster then I have in over a year.

  cookiedough

August 26, 2012 at 5:57 PM

mmmm...someday, this will be mine. Amazing ride