Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Something happened to me on the wat to...

I have been in a toxic haze since the replaced my transmission. After a follow up visit to the dealer, they said it was some anitfreeze leaking onto the engine, my headache and continued lung burning would beg to differ.

To get some fresh air and purge the toxins out of my system, I stopped in Carbondale in my lethargic state, and forced my self out on the bike. Moisture in the air and on the trails lifted my spiirts as I rolled out south of town.

Oh, whats this? A singletrack, I remebr the one I have ridden on a couple of occasions further up the road, lets check it out. Nice, swoopy ribbon, peppered with rocks and roots. Smooth, nice flow, I am getting into this. Hey what the... a car? With a bridge/ ladder over it, sweet!

And whats this, a bermed out drainage? Cool! Man you can haul the mail on this thing. Nice climb out, check out the Lupines in full bloom, and those view back over the green valley, with the contrast of the white and grey clouds. Man what a nice day. Check out this nice grade, I bet it contours back around the mountain back to the road. The trail is so fast and tacky, this is so nice. Yep, here is the road, so if I go up I can catch that other singletrack. This is a bit more sloppy, but great for my Euro-style mtbing and 'cross training. Hey Mr. Cow, wait, Ms. Cow, I mistaked you for an-utter.

There's my entrance. Sick, yep I remember this. Whoa, watch it, its a little greasy here in the shade. Man I love these rollers. That was sick, I wonder if I can hit that single track I climbed up rather than rolling back down the road, yep, there it is.

Hell yeah, over the car! Mazn who ever built this trail 1) loves to ride, 2) knows this area very well, and 3) knows trail building. This has so much flow, and ducking under and through these tress, woo-hoo!!!

Man that was great, 135 average HR and 1:57 riding time, sweet!

Maybe it is my auto emmissions induced haze, or that was a sweet ride, either way I will be back for sure!

Monday, May 21, 2007


It is great to see all your friends each season, and to see what everyone has going. It is kind of funny, we have been doing this for so long, and we know so many people, and yet I always meet someone new, sometimes someone I have seen around.

Jesse Swift, Matt Unger, Tim Barnes & Colin aka onegear McKernin have formed a new team, http://team.bikeparts.com/ GoFast/ Bikeparts. This Super-D team will be at most of the MSC events this summer along with otyher regional events, and from the looks of things, have a pretty good deal rolling. Colin is off to a fast start, killing it in the single speeds, 2nd @ Nathrop and won Battle at the Bear. It is awesome to see Colin doing so well.

Look like Jay Henry is riding for Tokyo Joes this season, as is Kerry Barnholt who won the womens single speed class at the Bear.

Is it me, or is Georgia Gould like scary fast this season???

Kelly McGelky, Jennifer Gersback, Kristina Maier and a few others make up the new Sports Garage squad, all of whom are riding the BMC machines.

We are helping U23 racer Dylan Stucki, who is sponsored by IF, we just shot some riding tips segments for RSN to be aired this summer. Dylan is racing in the semi-pro class aboard his sweet ne custom ti Independent Fabrication decked out with a FOX Shox, Shimano XTR, Titec, Hutchinson and Dt Swiss wheels.

Did my first race a couple of weeks ago, need some more miles and work, finished 2nd. I am looking forward to future competitions.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Pedros was on hand at Sea Otter with their Love Van promoting their new Bio-Fizz cleaner, and Bio-Lube. Both are environmentally friendly and do a great job. Check out their website, http://www.pedros.com/environment.aspx, and give their new Bio-products a try. We will have samples at some of our clinics this summer.