Friday, November 28, 2008
Denelle, Anthony, Chris and myself set out on a Semi-Epic ride today. Only semi because really there was not a doubt of things ending well. We started out on a casual loop, of about 35 miles or so. Ended up with a crash by Anthony into a cactus, 12 or so spines plucked later, we were on the trail again....yes he got them in his chin.
We rode a while longer, some of the crew started to tire....then the weather hit.....including hail. We got home, cold and tired, but made it in safely.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The cool thing about it in retrospect. If it had been any bike other than a ABP equiped Trek, I am not thinking the wheel would have stayed in the dropouts enough to work.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Great Trip so far. Here are some pictures for you to check out.
Yesterday we did a tour of the Pivot Cycles Factory. Pretty Cool.
Totally unexpected....we were taken riding by the owner and lead designer Chris.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
In a week a crew of BFR folk and friends will be hitting Sedona, AZ for a holiday week of awesome riding in the dessert. I'm calling it training for the winter training series.
Considering daytime highs here will be in the mid-40's with low's in the 20s, I'm highly looking forward to some 75's in AZ.
See you all when we get back!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The Enduro cat was stacked with VORS contenders looking to maximize their points in the series finale, but we took 2nd (Shawn Tevendale), 3rd (Kevin Murray), and 4th (Dave Tevendale) in the men's, and 1st (Denelle Grant) and 2nd (Christy Tankersley) in the women's fields. We also put three guys into the top 20 in men's sport, and Jeremy Senn slugged it out gearless with the big boys in men's Expert/Pro. Tucker, perennial mascot and alpha dog contender, succesfully got in not one, but two fights, and came away largely unscathed, so that's a win in my book.
If you want some Candlebox, check it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4EPn1FacaQ&feature=related
Monday, November 3, 2008
The Tidewater Challenge came and went two weekends ago, and somehow I ended up at the front after 6 hours. Then the Paranormal went down on Saturday night in all its radicalness. And again, somehow, after 6 hours, I got to the front and hung on.
Through a haze of nausea on Sat night, I remember someone saying, "you're on a winning streak." So hell yes, I'm playing the lottery this afternoon, and I plan on being a millionaire by nightfall so I can get down to devoting my life 100% to singletrack. And global marsupial annihilation.
Oh hell yes, a game of inches. Monday night football tonight - Live from D.C. on ESPN. Look for the guy trying to keep his new bride/steelers fan from getting beat up by Redskins fans wearing dresses and pig noses.
Then Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. I need a new tire. http://twistedtirefall.racesonline.com/ Who's coming with me?