Super-Flag Friday Report
Last Friday, a few brave souls tackled Flagstaff Mountain and Flagstaff Road (also known as "Super-Flag"). The grade of Super-Flag averages 7.4% with a 0.3mi section at 14%. There were several gear mashers present for the occasion, as well as a small gaggle of runners. The gear mashers included:
- Matt "Top Gun" Burton
- Matt made it farther than he ever had before, appreciating the cooler, slightly thinner air on Flagstaff Mountain.
- Dave "The Pedal-Pulverizer" Underwood
- With triple crank gearing, Dave was a winged angel floating up the road. Unfortunately, his wings (and quads) overpowered his bike, as the sheer force of his pedalling shattered the whole drivetrain (see picture above).
- Greg "The Spinning Noodle" Stauffer
- The unique frame of Greg's bike propelled him all the way to Lost Gulch Overlook, and while the mere sight of the 14% grade scared him profoundly, he still soldiered on to the stunning viewpoint of the Continental Divide.
Several runners also graced the slopes with their gazelle-like strides:
- The Honorable Brian Kent
- Brian made it known to all that Friday's run was a mere warm-up for his weekend sojourn: a "routine" run encompassing all peaks in the Front Range (without food or water of course).
- Rob "Lightning Bug" Leary
- Known for taking cellphone calls on trail runs, Rob impressed his fleet-footed partner Brian by actually sending a fax to the bikers saying they were a bunch of slow @!#$%....
Perhaps we can do this again on Friday (March 24, 2006)???