Tuesday, September 6, 2016
No, not I...just yet, but finding some inspiration out there, like this amazing video posted by Jake Bruce, a young lad who decided to ride across Colorado before heading to college in Kansas.
Great video Jake, thanks for sharing, and especially for finishing with "Big Hard Sun" - perfect tune!
CT Bike Pack video by Jake Bruce
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Rise of the 'B'. Some of you may have become aware of the slow ascent of the new mountain bike wheel size, 650b. If not, it's the 'Goldilocks' size, right in between a 26'er and 29'er. This is my fourth season on a 650b bike (Haro Beasley, amazing ride) and I must say I'm glad to see majors like Turner, Intense, Jamis, KHS, Fox, and Rock Shox on board with the format. I'm personally hoping to be able to soon afford an Ibis Mojo SL to convert to 650b - just a wheel swap.
What's to like about 650b? Everything! Handles drops and fast sweepers better'n a 26'er, and just handles better'n a 29'er. I recently bought an Epic 29'er and it's noticeable, the difference in 'flickability' with the 29'er just being slower and less 'fun'. If I raced I suppose the 9'er might have a place in my heart but alas, I do not race. The smaller wheels spin up to speed faster too, are easier to transport in the back of my car, and just look 'right'. I rode my Beasley on the Magnificent 7, Bar M, and Slick Rock trails in Moab, just a real delight!
Go ride a 'b' bike if you can, you'll dig it!
|Beasley in Boise!|
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
So Cateye has a new altimeter computer that should now be available at your local bike shop (please support your LBS - the internet can't tune your bike or help you install your new computer!).
I've been playing around with my demo sample, and it's so cool to be able to look down and quickly see your current elevation, the temperature, your total gain, the percent grade you're on, not to mention your speed, countdown distance, etc.
The Adventure (its official handle) utilizes digitally wireless encoded transmission for reliable communication between sensor and head unit, and also features the ClickTec feature found on the Strada line; groovy as the entire computer body functions as the mode button - easy to work as you're riding along.
Initial impression are very good, and I'll update as my time and experience with the Adventure grow. As you may already be aware of, I work for Cateye but try to remain as objective as possible.
However, every once in a while it's nice to have a respite from all the hustle, be among some folks who take life one day at a time, and see more pine trees than yucca plants. Enter Nederland. This is a great mountain town about 2o miles west of Boulder with a vibe of a somewhat-cooler Sandpoint.
A particular bright spot in Ned (as it's locally referred to) is a little coffee shop (that conveniently also sells beer, burritos, and bike tires - no kidding) called Happy Trails. Swell place, great staff, can't wait to go for one of their Sunday mountain rides once the snow melts. Took this pic while enjoying a beer and some Thoreau:
BTW, the Left Hand Sawtooth Ale (what else is a displaced Idaho boy to drink?) was splendid, as was the black bean burrito. Word to the wise: consuming beans at 8,236 feet above sea level won't make you the most popular person on the car ride back home.
In any case, highly recommend a trip to Ned and The Happy Trails Cafe if you're ever in the area!