Sunday, May 31, 2009

What I like Best about the Fest

I know everyone is checking in for photos of this weekends festivities and they'll be up soon. Although it is centered around the riding, this weekend's fest was also about the riders and the people. The people that made the riding great, the people that make the town great and everyone else that came out or helped out. Thanks for another kickass Fest!

Sam Powers' Jumps

Its All Mine

Lots of lines

mini bike =P


The whole deal

Many hours have gone into the creation of these jumps, let me know what you think.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Weekend Schedule!

Friday, May 29th
5:00PM – Anderson Family Ranch Open for Camping Set-Up

5:00PM – Pick-Up Bike Polo Games


9:00PM – Terry Evans Blues Band Live @ Oskar Blues Brew-Pub

Saturday, May 30th
8:15am (At Redstone Cyclery) – The All Dayer (Difficulty #2)

8:30am (At Redstone Cyclery) – The Point to Point (Difficulty #3)

9:00am (At Redstone Cyclery) – Dave's Uber Deathmarch (Difficulty #1-Hardest)

9:30am (At Redstone Cyclery) - Raymond/Miller Rock (Difficulty #4)

9:30am (At Redstone Cyclery) – The Out & Back (Difficulty #5-Easiest)

All Day – BMA Supported Work Day at Lyons DJ/Skills Park (Bohn Park)
Contact Bitterbrush Cycles for more details.

6:00PM – 9:00PM at The Oskar Blues Party Barn – BMA Fundraiser/Dinner/Music

9:00PM – Oskar Blues Brew-Pub – Live Music by Dikki Du & The Zydeco Band
Show-Up at Anderson Family Ranch - 2nd Annual Barn Burner Party

Sunday, May 31th
9:00AM (At Redstone Cyclery) – Registration & Supplies/Redstone Opens for Ride portion of Poker Run

Ride Hall & Heil at Own Schedule – 3:00PM Meeting @ Redstone for Poker Play & Swag Out

Daddy Time Trial Series

This is the first Redstone Race ever.  Well I would not quite call it a race.  Let's call it a way to help keep all the Dad's out there from getting too fat and slow.  The idea is to ride a specific course, log your time, and email it to me or Dave. We will post the results. Do any or all of the courses as many times as you like. We have 3 road and 3 off road.  To see the details go to the link.  So far two people have posted times.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lyons Jumps

This is the first jump, Me and a few others finely tuned it today.

BMA Fat Tire Fest update

update here:

Organization = ?
fun times = certain


There were some rainy days and some dry days, overall, a very good weekend. =]

                      Showin' a Little Bit of Style, 1st Round 4x
                                        Redstone On The Box!

New Transition Covert!

Transition has recently unveiled plans for a revised Covert.
The Covert has been long standing in the Transition line as a dot it all 5.5" bike. Big changes for 2009 include bumping up the travel to 6" (150mm) and keeping the same weight.
Pricing is $1550 for the frame with RP23 rear shock.

See more details on the Covert on the Transition site. We're taking preorders now. Bike are expected to be in stock by end of June.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Tuesday Ride 5/26

We're riding. Let's do Jamestown or LHC OHV at 6ish. I have to close the shop at 4 but will meet yall there.

Anyone got a preference?

Also, this Tues is Amy's last day at Oskar's. She'll have an upstairs table reserved for us at 8:45 or 9. I think it'd be great if we could all bring some extra for her tip jar. She's moving to MT to go to school and I think it would be a great way to send her off :)

I got to ride today. It was sweet. Hope you had a good Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

National Trails Day is June 6

Come on out to Heil Ranch to help improve your singletrack experience.

Lyons To Boulder Trail Update

Project Open House

Please mark your calendars for the next Lyons-to-Boulder Regional Trail Open House. The open house will have a walk through format with no formal presentation, therefore, please come when it best works for schedule.

The next open house for the Lyons to Boulder trail is coming up!

Lyons-to-Boulder-Regional Trail Open House
June 23, 2009
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Barn A - Boulder County Fairgrounds
9595 Nelson Road, Longmont (see attached map)

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and see you in June!

Boulder County Transportation Department
Lyons to Boulder Regional Trail
(303) 441-3900

Thursday, May 21, 2009

downhill bike building party

Nothing like waiting til the last minute. Redstone Racing's Sam and Cody were feverishly getting their new dh rigs together yesterday. Just in time for the first MSC downhill race of the season in Angel Fire, NM, the Chile Challenge.

Cody's Transition Blindside turned into a sick bike.

Here's Sam putting the finishing touches on his Turner DHR.
Wish these guys luck in Angel Fire!

9th Annual Lyons Fat Tire Fest is next weekend

Well, the title says it all. Get ready to have some fun next weekend. Friday after work bike polo, Saturday group rides, Sunday poker run.

We've got camping lined up, too so email for details.

Check the site at

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tuesday Ride 5/19

Bike shop at 5:30 and we'll then caravan up the road to Raymond. Think brutal 1/2 hourish climb out of gate followed by some sweet singletrack loving.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Shots with Andreas' Wide Angle Lens

little bike bermage
the grass is kickin
super wide angle
cool sky
It was quite the day!

All photos credit to Andreas Lindhjem

Friday, May 15, 2009

gonna push you over the edge with this one

Just when you were able to push the thought of a new Intense Tracer VP to the back of your mind... Intense just anounced another custom color on their Tracer VP. This time it's black chrome. Think of it almost like a "works" finish in black. It's only available with Intenses XT complete build package. Check it out!

also, remember that Tracer VPs are coming with an ISCG mount standard, now.

pre work ride

After I dropped Z off at school, I was able to sneak in a little ride before opening the shop. I was hankering for a mellow spin - something easy and scenic. South St Vrain Hwy was just the ticket. I also wanted to ride something that felt like home - the XO was my ticket to comfy and relaxed.

I started on Old South. I ride Old South all the time. It's a good way to get to Hall Ranch for a mountain bike ride, or a good way to get out of town on 7. Old South give me that peaceful easy feelin.
Highway 7 is always good, too. I love me some SSV Canyon.
Turned around to take this shot in the narrows. It's superbly fun rolling back down thru it.
I didn't have a destination in mind really. Just a little river therapy. I hiked out towards a big ol rock in the middle of the stream to sit for a bit. The South St Vrain Creek has always put me in a better place.
Old faithful.
Not too shabby for a 45 minute pre work ride. I definitely arrived back at the shop in a better mood. Great way to start the day.