A Story to Tell

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Bike | 9 Comments

I’ve got a story to tell.

But not today. I’m still trying to wrap my brain around everything that happend. I want to tell the story well. Right now, the events that occurred are still swirling around in my water-logged mind. I should have the entire episode posted by Tuesday. In the meantime, I’m going to really, really enjoy the Independence Day weekend.

But I will tell you this:

My Garmin 705 is crushed.
My Canon S95 camera is dead.*
My phone is damaged, but working.

And worst of all…

My Superfly is mangled.

And no, this story doesn’t invovle a collision with a vehicle. No, I collided with my own stupidity. And a raging river.

*The data card survived!

One more thing. Before any of this happened, I enjoyed a beautiful ride to Silver Lake Flat in American Fork Canyon. A ride that was very nearly my last.

Silver Lake Flat



  1. Nate
    June 30, 2011

    Man! Talk about a hanger! Stay tuned!

  2. mark
    June 30, 2011

    I think you’ve just taken announcing what you’re going to do before actually doing it to a new level.

    That said, glad to hear you’re OK. Sorry about all the equipment damage.

  3. Jonnie J
    June 30, 2011

    If this involves cranes, winches, and subura outbacks then I’ll be back on Tuesday.

  4. Rick S
    June 30, 2011

    Oh good. Let’s go shopping for bike(s). Talk to me Goose.

  5. Fatty
    June 30, 2011

    I’ve been a Gary Fisher guy for a long time, but if I were you, I’d be taking a good long look at the new Stumpjumper S-Works 29er. Only $7500! Cheap!

    or maybe start with the frameset (a bargain at $3100) and build yer own.

  6. Jason
    June 30, 2011

    Adam – way to battle getting yourself out, sounds like you used up one of your lives. Glad your ok man.

  7. Joshua McCarrel
    June 30, 2011

    So Crusher.

  8. Flahute
    June 30, 2011

    Holy crap, Adam … glad you’re okay. Sorry about the bike … hopefully, that wasn’t the bike you were planning on using at the Crusher, and if so, hope you’ll be able to get it replaced in time.

  9. Brandon
    June 30, 2011

    I just saw your video. Crazy!

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