Saturday, June 30, 2007
a fairly busy week here in the red barn which has drained my free time to enter new blog updates....Still trying to find time to ride though as we had a great wed. night ride down the Willow creek trail...generous elk steaks from J.B., brewski's and salad. This week we also finished Building up the remaining Ventana Demo/Rental bikes pics....Terremoto's, ElCiclons, ElReys, And an ElSalty so come and try out the fleet.
We also recieved a 2007 Chumba XCL with 5" of suspension front and rear, Sram X9 drivetrain, a DHX Air 5.0 rear and a Pike 426 U Turn, i think this bike will be the perfect fit for that $2500-$2700 price range. More info soon. Or check here for more Chumba details.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
also.....i'll be away from the shop on wed. & thurs. so please feel free to call Aaron or Tim about any and all bicycle related ?????'s , Tim may even be able to help with any carpentry fielded subjects and Aaron with anything remotely on topic with exercise science. If you can't wait then i recommend talking to either of these two fine fellas. If it can wait......talk to you soon !
Monday, June 11, 2007
Well, that was until my new Bruce Gordon showed up : )
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
with 2007 Marzocchi 66SL1 ATA with 120-180mm of travel. Pic#1 is suspension fork at lowest setting and pic#2 is suspension fork at max travel. Versatility is a nice trait and having a fork that changes travel increment/head tube angle on the fly is a very-very nice feature.
Monday, June 04, 2007
But anyway......i raced the 20 mile XC course on a rigid 29er. It was a rough and bumpy course but the bike served me perfectly fine. No issues, zero mechanicals. The singletrack was fun....dusty, kinda rocky and really fast.
The Downhill course was a very short 1.5 mile course with lots of man made obstacles. 50 yards into the course was a nice little double that dumped you intop a steep slope. At the bottom of the slope was a nice dusty berm that you had to stuff both wheels into by skidding hard. Pedal hard for a few cranks and then there was a nice little 3ft rock drop....if you could carry your speed well through this section it really set you up for a wooden ramp that took you over this wash out OR you could veer left and miss the danger. After this little jump there was a fun table that finally sent you into this nasty gulley with tons of man made ramps, bridges and a few more ramps built up and over some abandoned cars. I rode the course a few times and was enjoying the free shuttles.
And then to top the weekend off.....i met up with the Hamilton local crew to hit up a 28 mile shuttle ride that drops from the top of Lost Trail pass. About half way through this ride the fatigue really started to settle in, but it's easy enough to forget about all of that when you're out on primo singletrack and under warm sunshine.
Friday, June 01, 2007
have a good weekend !