Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I rode up to the loop (which looked about the same as Antelope, but I didn't ride it) and the sun was starting it's final descent for the day. I called it a day and rode out via the rock garden. The descent thru that thing doesn't ever get old :)
Oh, couple of Hall Ranch rants while I'm at it. First, I think I told about 5 or 6 people to stay on trail. If you were out there and a shaggy bearded guy said "Hey - no reason to ride in the grass, it's already plenty wide," that was me. :) Keep it single folks.
Rant #2. I was stopped on the side of the trail re-ziptie-ing a ziptie holder doohicky when a dude completely raced by at top speed without saying hey or asking if I needed a hand (I didn't). Here's a tip when you see a fellow cyclist on the side of the trail. First, say hi, cause that's just a nice thing to do. Second, ask if they need a hand. That friendliness on the trail is what seperates us from skinny tired racer types that can't be bothered to look up from their aero tuck.
I rolled back to town via Old South, the bottom connector of Picture Rock and then some LGS. The trail sign is finally up at Picture Rock trail! Thanks to all that helped out with that in one way or another. As part of our trail stewardship program with the county, we donated over 60 man hours of trailwork on Picture Rock this season.
The welds on the hydroformed tubing are beautiful
And GTs Independent Drivetrain suspension linkage is about as efficient as it gets.
What more could you ask for out of a 5.5" travel bike in that price range? GTs got a few left, so let us know if you're interested :)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
2007 Redline Conquest Pro. 52cm and like new. $1450
2008 Norco A-Line Park Edition downhill bike. Lots of new stuff and upgrades, small. $1975
Turner Burner, medium, full XT with Hope Mono brakes. $1475
Bianchi Roger SS Cyclocross bike. 58cm, only ridden maybe 20 miles. Awesome shape. $1200
1992 Bridgestone RB-1, 59cm, full 8sp Shimano 600/Ultegra. Classic and in great shape.
Transition Covert, small. X9 build kit with a Rock Shox Lyric Uturn. $1800.
It was great times and the fundraiser was a success. Here's a quick pic of COMBA president Terry tossing out some schwag. I even got some socks. Sweet!
Monday, November 16, 2009
I'll be closing the shop down at 5:30 to head down to Goldentown. I've got room for 3 more. Anyone want to go and/or caravan, let me know!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Today was one of those days. I had spent all morning with a full mug so I was warm, caffieinated and ready to roll.
Feeling lazy about future bike maintanence and thinking ease of cleaning, I put pedals on the SS and got it ready to roll. After donning PI Amfib from head to toe, I was ready to head out. It was cold. The original plan was to roll around town on the LGS but I found myself drawn to Picture Rock. It was acceptably good. Conditions were snowpacked and partly cleared. The clear sections were few but actually tacky. Nice.
I had to at least pedal up to the BMA pic-a-nic table. I heard that the benches were a recent addition so I had to check them out. The snow on the table paints a pretty good picture of the snowfall, too. Apparently, all the other users of the trail in the snow (1 bike, couple of hikers) decided to turn around at the table as well.
There were no tracks past the pic-a-nic table, but I forged on.
I didn't make it very far past mile marker 2. Oh, by the way, Boulder County installed all of the mile markers to make it safer and easier for rescue efforts and trail work. nice. Past mm2, the snow was firm, wet, thick, and not easily travelled. This is as far as I made it.
The descent to Lyons was a fast slip slidery good time. I'm glad I got out.
Wonder where I'll go tomorrow?
Friday, November 13, 2009
It was a real pleasure Jay. Thanks for spending your day in the shop and be careful out there.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Here's the highlights from Intense...
• Tapered head tube 1.5” lower & 1.125” integrated top.
• 135mm spacing.
• Adjustable travel from 5” to 5.5”. 7.875” x 2.25” shock. Travel has no effect on geometry.
• 73mm BB width, ISCG-05 tabs are machined with the BB shell (1 pc).
• Easton EA-6X tube set. Monocoque top tube.
• Weight @ 7 lbs w/ rp23 (Md size).
• Front der. compatible. Cable guides for dropper style seat post
• Accepts full-length seat post. Next generation VPP linkages for even better pedaling efficiency. Angular contact bearings and zerk fittings on lower link.
*Setting forward into our latest 29” wheeled bike, the Tracer 29 gives all the benefits of big wheels and VPP with the benefit of long travel. This bike has a more relaxed geometry over the Spider 29. Perfect for an Epic ride or a local trail.
• Optimal sag @ 30%. Travel change does affect leverage ratio, so sag will need to be adjusted accordingly. Top hole 5.5”, bottom hole 5”.
• Color ways; Intense Red, Stealth Black, Works/Raw, Apple Green
Monday, November 02, 2009
All was good until I got up almost to the top. WTF was this?
I wonder who built this line? I'm guessing it's a line that the county built because equestrians bitched that they couldn't ride up the rock. Just a guess, though. I'll find out more so I can bitch about it later with solid facts under my belt. But I won't complain for now :)
Can't wait for downtown Lyons to get repaved!
See all of you for this Tuesday nite's ride. LHC, can't wait. heh heh.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
This week we're hitting Left Hand OHV. It'll be steep and icy and a total crapshot but we're going to hit it anyway. Uber steep jeep road climbs that will make you hate life, followed by steep fast descents that make you forget at least just a little bit of the climbs :) But not all.