Mountain Bike Heaven Sunday Group Ride

1 03 2009
Taking a break in the shade.

Taking a break in the shade.

We dropped by the Mountain Bike Heaven bike shop in Sedona for their Sunday group ride.  Our posse was 21 riders strong which was an interesting change from all the riding Kurt & were doing alone on this trip.   Everyone was super nice and didn’t complain too much when the Canadians got flats – of course everyone else was running slime!  The ride itself was quite long between Sedona and the nearby town of Cottonwood with lots of nice singletrack and a route that Kurt & I would have never found on our own.  After fixing two flats and drinking all our water we were pretty happy to see the shuttle vehicles and sip some cold beer.

We made a few friends on the ride who we will hopefully ride with during the rest of our stay in town.

Since we had to keep up with the group we didn’t take many photos.  You can see the ones we did take on Flickr here.

Thanks to the folks at Mountain Bike Heaven for organizing the ride!…=-)

Kurt making sure his bike is well secured in the shuttle truck.

Kurt making sure his bike is well secured in the shuttle truck.





Gareth Dent’s Tikit

1 03 2009
Gareth riding his new Bike Friday Tikit

Gareth riding his new Bike Friday Tikit

Gareth got a lovely new Tikit with disc brakes, dyno hub and Shimano Alfine IGH.  His bike looks great and I’m looking forward to hearing how it works for him.  You can read his intial impressions here.

Congrats Gareth keep us posted…=-)

A Tikit with disc brakes.

A Tikit with disc brakes.





Moab Top Ten

1 03 2009
Our favourite all around trail - so far!

Our favourite all around trail - so far!

  1. Shorts and t-shirt weather in February – nice!
  2. Zero crowds and empty trails.
  3. Asama Back Trail – great climb and descent.
  4. Porcupine Rim Trail – can’t wait to go back and ride the whole enchilada when the snow is gone.
  5. Poison Spider Bike Shop – uber friendly folks, great selection of parts and skilled mechanics…=-)
  6. Porcupine Rim Shuttle – fast, cheap and friendly lifts to all the rides.
  7. Arches National Park – awesome hiking when you want a break from the bike.
  8. Moab Diner – great service and good breakfasts.
  9. Fiesta Mexicana – our one stop spot for delicious Mexican food.
  10. The Archaway Inn – for providing free internet service we could poach!
Amazing views all over the place...=-)

Amazing views all over the place...=-)