Monday, November 28, 2011


of the recommendation of Red Barn Riley and Thomas, fatbikes set tracks in Blodgett Canyon. Since the trail gets a fair amount of hiking usage during the winter months it seems to pack the snow down well and both Rick and Tracy said the trail was awesome for the fat tires. Just perfect.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Togwotee Classic

Togwotee Winter Classic (Wyoming)

March 3, 2012
5th Annual Togwotee Winter Classic

Date: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
Start Time: 9:00am
Entry Fee: Free
Start / Finish: Togwotee Mountain Lodge
Registration: 50 Racer Limit, please send an email to reserve your spot

Awards: There will be a few raffle prizes and/or prizes. Most importantly, we will gather in the bar at Togwotee Lodge to relive the day's glorious events immediately following the completion of the race.

Map of the area: Continental Divide Snowmobile Map

We will offer two distances. Race the 25-Mile loop OR the 35-Mile loop. You must declare your distance before the start of the race. Choose wisely!

REMINDER: The sponsors, organizers, and anyone else having anything to do with this race are NOT responsible for your safety. We cannot stress this enough. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU.

Phone: 888-888-8888

View Event Website:

This should be a fun event. The scenery looks amazing and the trails look well groomed from what i've seen in the photos over on the event website. So good in fact you can count me in !

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011


new e61 brew group in action 

It's been one of those long time add an espresso machine to the shop. Personally for my own personal love of coffee, but also/and largely based on an experience that i had once when Tracy and i were living in Kansas City. Hanging out with good friends Doug P. and Ian Kirby and probably after a bike ride they take me into their favorite bike shop (at the time i believe we were all working at Bike Source) .... Old Towne Cyclery which i believe is now called ACME. I absolutely love visiting different shops and when you visit one that is good, and soulful you will hopefully remember it. In this case OTC was a pleasant shop and as soon as you walk in the front door you are hit with a plethora of different aromas.....lube, grease, butyl rubber, and in this case .... coffee, the beautiful fragrance of coffee. I slowly make my way around the shop. Doug and Ian go straight into the back room to find Bob who was the shop manager at the time. Bob was a bike junkie too and more than happy to show me around since it was my first visit. Old Towne was your classic roadie shop with as many used road bikes as there were new. And i say classic in terms of an abundance of steel framed bikes and an absence of soul less carbon. There were also two things that stuck appreciation for old classic Campagnolo parts and excellent espresso. They had both of these items highlighted front and center. A glass case FULL of used Campy parts and directly behind that was a vintage looking machine that also brewed a mean cup of coffee. Thanks for that tour and cup of coffee. Bob, i truly hope i get to repay you someday for your generosity. 

So stop on in for a's winter now and much slower out here in the shop. A perfect time of the year to pull up a stool and belly up to the bar. Espresso is now on the menu....

Thursday, November 17, 2011

29er hoops

the Spank Oozy / Chris King / Sapim CX Ray wheel build