2011 was Sharon’s first full year as a bike commuter. She started cycling in the rain and dealt with a fairly serious accident caused by another cyclist. Through all the challenges she kept smiling [mostly] and has remained a dedicated transportation cyclist. Awesome work! Keep the blue Surly a rocking in 2012…=-)
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Tags: cross check, Surly
Categories : Bike Commuting
I found this made in the USA steel Trek frame down in Baja. I’m thinking of bailing on my 29er hardtail build plans and dedicating 2012 to this fine bike.
The plan would be a Johnny Tomac inspired pre-Y2k MTB with drop bars and one of those Tioga tensioned disc wheel. Fully rigid belly on the top tube riding position.
I just need a 160mm negative rise stem and some drops to get real low and stretched out like Tomes was back in the day.
I can’t wait to start dropping some steep techy goodness on this baby and pretending I am JT.
What a score!
If anyone has a line on some purple Nike SPD bike shoes I’m in business…=-)
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Categories : Mountain Biking
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Tags: Porcelain Rocket, Pugsley, Surly
Categories : Bike & Gear Reviews, Fat Tire Biking
I wear knee and elbow pads on most MTB rides since buff singletrack is a thing of the distant past for me. My goto pads are taking a beating just from regular wear and tear of the elastic sleeve. They’ll need replacing in 2012. I found these G-Form low profile pads online and given the modest cost I may give them a shot. They don’t offer as much protection as my other pads, but for a lot of the riding I do which is just rocky/rooty techy XC stuff they may be perfect. They also look like they’ll keep my joints warm which in BC is another great reason to wear pads!
These pads got a Best Product of 2011 nod from PinkBike. So they probably don’t suck.
The SixSixOne pads I am currently using are shown below back when they looked nice and new. They are a great pad with a decent amount of protection for their size and don’t really get in the way when I ride, but at the same time you can’t help feel a little gladiatorial with them on…=-)
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Categories : Mountain Biking, Safety
Crazy world. I took this photo of Greg after coming in from the water kiting with him. I downloaded it from the camera on to my laptop, processed it and put it up online before he got in from his session.
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Tags: La Ventana
Categories : Kiteboarding