Sunday, September 25, 2011


Forgot my clear lenses that I usually ride with when cycling off road. Had some tinted cheap pair in the car but I decided to head out w/o eye protection. Not sure if it was the lack of lens glare or what, but I feel I had the best day ever out at Landahl park hitting everything technical - I could see everything so clearly. Hell, I was seeking new technical lines through trail I'd ridden 100 times through - just because I had the confidence to nail it. Huge wheelie-ups, wheelie drops, floating over roots & rocky embedded technical sections left a HUGE grin on my face all day long. Legs didn't even feel the effort until the very last climb out to the parking lot after 2.5 hours of hammering. Flow.

Days like this are bittersweet. Sweet for obvious reasons, but clearly it's gonna be so hard to beat.

Ride yer bike!

Friday, September 16, 2011


Getting nostalgic, thinking about building up the old Roadster again. Been sitting for over a year - moved parts over from my BMC after the wreck but it mostly saw trainer time. Now it's stripped and other parts went to the gravel bike. Might have enough scrap parts lying around to at least build up as a 1x9. This bike took me places. Some good places.

Ride yer bike!

Each of them.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gotta have more cowbell

Pinched the stays enough to fit 38c tight, 32c w/good clearance. No bottle bosses. They will hand you beers. Pure CX!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Laboring Day

65 mile gravel recon east cass county. Battery died early, but snapped a couple. Accidently made my first crappy Youtube vid. Got home exhausted, drank some pickle juice, then family wanted to go ride bikes. Ride 'em!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Swope on a Rope

Love this trail.


Wanted to create a little more clearance for >35c tires on my Edwin cx frame, so I decided to get some tools out and gitrdone. Snagged a snipped link from the bottom of the bin at Home Depot's log chain center. Cut it. Shaped it. Line it up. Crank it. etc... Measure once, hammer until perfect! I'll post results once I finish.