Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Oh, the bike shop will be closed that weekend, too. Gotta have some down time here and there :)
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Cheers and have a great weekend.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Can't have a Tuesday ride lately without the "sitting on the rock checking out the view" pose.
Will wonders never cease? For literally a couple of years, CDOT and town of Lyons have been hashing out the plans for reconstruction of the two bridges on US36 just west of town. Well, during that two years, it was concluded that there would be a seperate bike lane (ie seperated with a barrier and grass) up to Eagle Canyon and an underpass to go under the 2nd bridge and onto Apple Valley Road. CDOT is finally nearing completion of this massive project. I've been keeping an eye on it and must say, I was quite dissapointed to see that they had not graded under the bridge for the path. With the underpass possibility vaporized, I feared that we would lose the bike path, too.
Finally, after waiting with baited breath, I saw that they have finally poured the curb and started backfilling for the bike path (it'll be crusher fine for now). It is NOT seperated by a barrier or grass - it is right up against the road. Not to be negative, though, I am super happy that it's become a reality. It is about 8 feet wide and will go from just east of Eagle Canyon all the way to the Stone Cup at 5th and high. I'm jumping for joy now. Seriously :)
Does anyone want to go for a road ride this Sunday? I just got one of my roadies fixed up and newish again and I'm itching to take it out. Thinking of either doing the Jamestown loop or an Estes loop. Probably Sunday am, but it could be after I close up Sunday - If anyone is interested, I'll post a follow up as I uncover more details. Maybe someone could bring some dope or a bag of blood to make it even more fun.
Oh - any ideas where to go next Tues? Think we could bust out Coney Creek or Mid St Vrain up and come down Buchanan Pass? I'm game for trying. Might just bring a lamp, too.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Nitrous - med
Flux - large orange or blue
Sultan 29er - med Bronze, white, or raw, large and xl raw
RFX - small, xls in every color.
The list changes pretty quickly. Some may already have disappeared...
Sunday, July 22, 2007
And on the front, mostly just repositioned high and low stops and a machined collar.
The Friday cookout and ride was fun, too. We'll have more before the summer is gone. Riding and grilling is just too much fun.
I had a fantastic bike ride today. It was super hot when I closed up the bike shop today so I hopped on the singlespeed and pedaled over to Meadow Park. I shed my shirt and jumped in the river to swim in one of the kayak holes. It was absolutely superb. After 20 minutes or so, I got out and hopped on my bike for a 15 minute around town spin to dry out. Permagrin in full effect. Ain't life grand?
*TUESDAY RIDE, 7/24.*
Meet up at the bike shop at 5:30 to caravan. Melis says he hasn't ridden Miller Rock yet this year so that's where we're headed. We'll start from Raymond so you know what that means. Lots of climbing. I'll by a pint for anyone that can clean the climb from Raymond to the intersection at the top. That descent should be fun in deteriorating light conditions, too. Fun!
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Time for a little celebrating summer in Lyons. Meet up at the bike shop at 3:30. We'll roll out shortly after for a hot summer afternoon at Hall Ranch. Back at the shop, I'll fire up the grill for burgers, hot dogs and beverages. Come on my even if you don't ride - we'll be there for a while.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
The Super-D was my time for revenge. I had a good start & dove into the first tight corner full blast. WHAM!, that was it. I burped the front tire off the rim & hit the deck. Ahh, the challenge of bike racing. I can't wait to get out & ride, see you out there.
Friday, July 13, 2007
BioPace - yeah baby. People pay hundreds for these now, but they are called "Rotor Rings." :)
DX thumbies - superb
Funny how things have changed in 15 years. I was just going thru pics and couldn't quit looking at these welds.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
If you are kickin it in the front range this weekend please help out the local trails & volunteer at BMA's Little Raven Trail Project Saturday July 14th. BMA will provide tools, materials, and construction guidance during the project. Food, drink & Oskar Blues beer will be available once we're done. I personally will be heading to Aspen to Blast the Mass, hope you can get to one of these. See you out there!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
Meet up at 6pm at the Lion Gulch trailhead. We'll go for attempt #2 and hopefully we can all be alive and well enough to ride.
The good people at Turner pulled this one out of the line before it went to paint. It's a beautiful bike. Medium and naked.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
It was a hazy week in the valley.
A Backflip, the only picture I took from the slopestyle. Oops.
Responsibilities ripped us back to the Front Range Friday evening but we still got in a seasonal favorite Saturday.