Friday, May 30, 2008

Hall Ranch Ride

I got up to Hall last night (no camera again), and took Zach with me. Zach is a former co-worker, and is semi new to mountain biking. I've taken him out to a few different places (like betasso, white ranch, heil, fatirons vista) - but this was hist first time riding anything this rocky or technical. He definitely got a taste of what's in store for him in the future...

until then - snap a chain!



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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Heil Ranch Ride

I had a pretty good ride last night at heil ranch.... but forgot my camera.
Didn't see the prolific turkeys that I've been seeing up there, but with them temps starting to warm up - i expect to see less of them until the fall.

Yesterday's nutritional intake was horribble... Had some fruit and yogurt for breakfast (250 calories), Lunch was a kung pow noodle bowl (240 calories) with a V8 (30 calories), snacked on a couple of granola bars (140 calories) and off I went to ride at 5pm. Ouch.....
Regardless - I was able to middle-ring most of the climb to the top loop, rode the top loop counter clockwise (including wild turkey) the first time, clockwise the 2nd time, and big ringed it back down to the bottom. I like my big ring!

My descending has been pretty good this year - I'm looking forward to some super-d races this year.. and the occasional DH race

I'll probably hit up Bettasso today from town - up the connector to the loop. Should give me 7-8 miles before and 7-8 Miles after the Connector trail. Oh yea... I left my camera at home again - I suck



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Beer Cheaper Than Gas

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

SolVista

Sol Vista was supposed to open this weekend... but thanks to MUD, it looks like the park won't open till next weekend.
Thanks to Fixtup at MTBR for the pic -



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Sparks

yea - sparks!

MTB Crash - Fake or Real?

Gerald - "Stay down until you know everything is connected!?!?!?!"





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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Colorado Pass

yea yea - I just got mine... what about you? I use the hell out of mine last season (until I had a baby) and fully plan on racking up the days this winter. There's no way I'd be able to afford to ski if it weren't for the Colorado Pass. And since you can only buy it in Colorado - it's a great "locals" discount.

Thank you Vail!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Bravo Condoms at the US open

it's another one of those posts - pointless, I know.

I've recently run across this little tidbit of wonderous glory, most notably from Decline Magazine

"Bravo Condoms is putting up $1,000 to the fastest qualifier at this weekend's US Open Of Mountain Biking at Diablo Freeride Park. This is a great thing that we need more of!"
For more info, visit bravocondoms.com

Friday, May 23, 2008

Zero Electric Motocross

yea - they are saying motocross - but it's a MTB. Who are they kidding?
That being said - I'd ride one in a heartbeat. Seriously - I've love to take this thing trailriding.
The originals even had Fox 40 forks... they have a bot more suspension now -







Sunday, May 18, 2008

Giant and DW-Link?

the rumors have been spreading... and with Dave Weagle not having a 2009 manufacturer for a DH implementation of his DW-Link, this looks like a realistic effort by Giant.

Dave has been quoted saying that some of the Maestro design bleeds into his DW patent, and that after speaking with Giant - they are close to inking some kind of resolution (deal?).


Sources -
Blog
MTBR Giant Post
MTBR DW post

2009 Commencal Supreme

yea yea -
here's a vid of the new commencal supreme mini dh - you can see that the modified single pivot design is still in play, but with a different shock positioning. This should improve shock stroke length as well as give better handling charectoritics.

can you speak French?

Supreme V2 sélectionné dans Sports et VTT

Saturday, May 17, 2008

special brownies

yea - people are dumb....

Bike to Work Day

Do you have a bike to work day story? Let's hope so! Here in Boulder, CO - almost everyone has one... but here's an excerpt from Ryan at Timbuk2 -

It was an incredible day for Bike to Work Day—according to the SFBC there were twice as many bicycles as cars headed downtown on San Francisco’s Market Street on the 14th annual Bike to Work Day. Bicyclists made up 64% of the eastbound traffic at Market St. & Van Ness Ave., while motorists comprised 32% between 8am and 9am today. (The remainder was transit vehicles and taxis). This is a nearly 31% increase over the number of people biking last year on Bike to Work Day. The counts were taken by the Municipal Transportation Agency.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ostrich Racing

For those of you who aren't iJustine readers - you might not have seen this wonderful piece of entertainment...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Friday, May 2, 2008

Crazy Spring Weather

Jeez - 4 inches of snow yesterday, and it's prime riding weather today.

Looks like the newest bike park in colorado is also going ot be the one to open first this season.
SolVista bike park looks to open up on May 23rd.

More to come shortly!

 

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