Jul 26, 2012

More ENduro Sponsor love!

Maybe you saw this over at the MBM blog, but I'm reposting it here because I care and I'm busy! Here are three new sponsors that are generously donating to the cause!
They make great products and we should show them we care!

Title Sponsor Dirt Rag!!

Expect some sweet goodies from the East Coast's premier Mountain Bike Magazine!

Local trail lovers, Stan's NoTubes continues to pass the joy with certificates for two sets of Arch EX rims! 

VP is donating some incredible headsets and pedals for all you pump-trackers and flat pedal lovers. 
Maybe something like this?....

Jul 19, 2012

New Things From Good Places

Perusing the web and checking out my sponsor sites I came across a few things I didn't know were hitting the stores. It's always nice to geek-out.

Stan's has some new rims I'd love to throw some rubber on. A little teaser is that I've decided to eat my words and actually race some cross this year. Call it serious if you like, but I have another word for it. I'll tell you all about it later. I digress...
New cross ready rims from Stan's are the Alpha 400's. Beefy and tubeless ready I imagine these are going to start showing up on a few wheels in the fields.

Back to my true cycling love.. The newest Flow EX has a wider inner diameter to really increase that big fat tire's footprint. Traction; Yes!
Old Flow

That difference between 25.5 and 22.6 is enormous! Don't underestimate.

Did you see the newest Santa Cruz release? The Tallboy LTc? 130mm of rear travel, designed for a 140mm front fork?

I got a frame waiting to be built up and it's killing me sitting there! I got the Schoolbus waiting to pick me up!

Jul 12, 2012

Spending time like its water.

Back from British Columbia where I worked the BC Bike Race as the writer. Just before I left I worked on copy for the catalog of a major bicycle manufacturer. Strange to hired to write when I can't even keep up my own blog. But I need to practice, find my voice again.

I did manage to ride my bike 27days out of 30 last month. It was an attempt to prove that I'd just been making excuses for not taking a spin almost every day. In that time, felt a joy coming across many things in the normal world I wouldnt have seen if I didn't take the little trip out.

My neighbor and Cuervo

Those random things were much better than most of the random things I see on facebook. Much better to experience in person than through another person. It's so easy to think that FB is a conduit of information. It's junk. Interesting junk, but really just other people's ephemera. Traditionally that's my favorite, to root through the personal things that others have collected, but on the screen it's just distracting candy. So here are some random distracting things.