Thursday, May 20, 2010

What a day...

Lance is out of ATOC, Floyd is out with the truth, Cadel throwing punches in the pack at the Giro, what next?  Great finish in the Giro today too!

Monday, May 17, 2010

In the Dog House

Just bought a new bike that I couldn't afford but it had to be done. My MTB is a 9 year old Trek OCLV.  It's a sweet ride for sure, but it is getting hard to find components and I've been drooling over disc breaks and the new full-suspension technology for years.  The wife is not happy, I'm in the dog house.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Living in Boulder is a love hate thing for me.  It's a beautiful town with tons of riding, (although the single track is not as abundant as I would like), and the weather makes it easy to ride my bike all year.  There are tons of people on bikes all over town, the surrounding roads, and in the hills above town.  Quite a tribe on two wheels.  It's a different tribe than I'm used to, with all the speedy road racers, sick bird hucksters, trendy hipsters on fixed gears, and of course the fat tire freaks.

Living in Crested Butte for over ten years was an awesome time in my life.  Lot's of time on skis and bikes.  I got to ride with, and know, many of the legends of the mountain biking community.  I loved hearing the stories about "back in the day" from the likes of the Cook Brothers, Wes Williams, Coach, Dave Lindsey, and the list goes on.  It's a tighter smaller tribe up there in the mountains and I miss that.  Lot's of soul.  I'm not saying that Boulder has no soul, but let's not forget our roots as mountain bikers.  Here's a sample of some roots.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Back on the Bike

Francisco, is that you?

Haven't posted in quite a while, although I'm fairly certain no one is following anyways.  Still, this is my place to rant and rave, wax poetic, or just ramble on about stuff my wife doesn't want to hear about.  Like the new bike I'm ready to sell my car to be able to buy.  I wish...  I could never do that... could I?

Didn't ride so much through the winter with the crappy weather and all.  Also wasn't able to get up into the high country very much either.  I did take a nice long trip to Thailand though, which was an experience I will never forget.  I'll post more on this later; some photos with the stories behind them could be good.

Ah yes, back on the bike, that is where I was going....  Been back on the bike for a few weeks now and it sure feels good.  The Growler is coming up in a couple weeks.  Although I have much less time on the bike than last year at this time, I feel really good.  Lots of riding last season helped build up my base miles I guess.  Regardless, it will be a hell of a race down there in Gunni.  Hope to se you there!

Also went down and shot the Battle the Bear and the Front Range 50 MTB races last weekend.  Would have rather been out there doing my five laps, but a hacking cough/cold would have made it a bad idea.  Good to see a bunch of folks from last seasons CX races out there.  Bear Creek Lake Park single track is so fast and rolling!