A couple of weeks ago, the wife and kid went to Roanoke for a week. I decided that I was going to take a long weekend and ride up there from Asheville, on the Blue Ridge Parkway. A self supported bike trip. I have never done a self supported trip before, and I figured I would ... — full article at ashevillejanes.blogspot.com
Pulled a Hat Trick this weekend with a ride back at Upper Paugussett to round out the holiday weekend. Nothing spectacular, just another circuit but what is interesting is my endurance is improving more and more. Did a little more work on the new up-and-over. It rides even better now ... — full article at cyclesnack.com
Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/
I had read about the new Garmin Edge 500 just before the Interbike 2009 show, and was very fascinated by the features of the unit. It is more comparable to my Edge 305 then the Edge 705, since it doesn’t have the 705’s maps and routing capabilities. What it does [...]
The Shack Attack 6 Hour enduro returns in 2010 on the 18th July (previously called the Merida X-Fusion 6 hour). The inaugural running of the event in 2009 was a cracker, a great fun event on a flowy track.
Entries and more details at www.diymtb.com.au/6hour/ (http://www.diymtb.com.au/6hour/)
After 2008, being a year absent from the downhill calendar, the iXS European Downhill Cup choose Ilmenau in 2010 once again as German stop, being their venue for the series.
— full article at mtb-live.com
Let me say right up front that I have nothing against single speeds (although single speed guy who’s whole existence is tied to his bike is a bit annoying). What I am talking about here is the reputation that they have developed for “training”. Riders ... — full article at bikejames.com
No ride this weekend. I picked up some part time work to help cover the cost of Rhonda's nursing school starting this fall. So, instead of riding when she got home from work, I went to work. A different change of pace and definitely not as fun, but it's part of the deal!! ... — full article at ashevillejanes.blogspot.com
Came across a You Must Obey sticker on a sign on the Yellow Trail at Sunny Valley, yeah, obey the climb! This is where I should have trained for the Domnarski Farm race. This route that I took climbs a total of 2000 feet over 7 miles. I think just looking at the map tells you it is a climb ... — full article at cyclesnack.com
Date of Activity: 7/4/2010 Condition of Trails(s): Dry Trail Ambassador Name: David Francefort Observations: Was finishing a great ride and came down the orange trail near the parking lot to discover a large tree down across the trail, rode to the car to get my saw and headed back to ... — full article at ctnemba.blogspot.com
Date of Activity: July 4, 2010 Trail Ambassador Names: Paula Burton, Location:Puagusette SF Trail Ambassador Email: peburtonataoldotcom Town: Newtown Trail(s) Ridden: Upper Gussy, Polly Brody How did you use the trail? ride What was the time of day? early morning Duration (Hours): 1 hour ... — full article at ctnemba.blogspot.com
Episode 4 of The Atherton Project begins in Houffalize, Belgium for the first
round of the 4X World Cup. Gee has to watch from the sidelines due to a shoulder
injury, so Dan’s left to fly the flag for the Athertons – can he get his
season off to a flyer?
Then it’s on to Maribor, ... — full article at mtbontv.com
It's been awhile since I have ridden at Upper Paugussett State Forest. I met a friend of mine in the lot at Echo Valley and we rode up the Brody and then hit the Mulikin Trail in which there were two blowdowns that I am going to have to take care of. They will make for some interesting ... — full article at cyclesnack.com
Reviewed by Brian Mullin http://www.gramslightbikes.com/
I have been using the POC Cortex DH full faced helmet for several months now, and it has been comfortable, durable and safe. The helmet offers a plethora of protection and features, which are all engineered with safety in mind, and my crashing and tumbles have shown it to be [...]
The Merida 24 Hour is back in 2010 on the 24th/25th July this time as a qualifying event for the 2010 World Solo 24 HR Championships.
Now you can expect this popular ride to become even more. With the 2009 Solo Men's winner Sean Bekkers completing 351km's you better come prepared for lots of riding on the fun tracks at Old Hidden Vale.
Location: Old Hidden Vale, Queensland
Contact: http://www.tailwindpromotions.com.au/merida24hr/index.html (http://www.tailwindpromotions.com.au/merida24hr/index.html)
the 6 and 25 hours of frog hollow... CLICK HERE I would love for there to be more then 4 single-speeders this year! I have to defend my 1st place title at the 25hr. I'm gonna shoot for 5-6 laps on the 6 hour as well. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to ... — full article at cellarrat.blogspot.com
Date of Activity: 7-3-2010 Trail Ambassador Name: Bryan McFarland Town: Chester Location: Cockaponset State Forest Condition of Trails(s): lots of debris and a few blow-downs Observations: hords of mosquitoes Trail Maintenance hours: 2 hours Work accomplished: Removed lots of debris and a few ... — full article at ctnemba.blogspot.com
Trail Report for: Nassahegon SF and surrounding Burlington woods Date of Activity: Report covers the month of June Trail Ambassador Name: Mark Leggitt Duration: 21 manhours of Trail Maintenance Conditions: For most of the month, the trails have been very dry with heavy underbrush growth. ... — full article at ctnemba.blogspot.com
ACTION ALERT: Public Recreation Threatened at MDC Properties. CT NEMBA urges Connecticut mountain bikers to attend a public meeting and help convince the MDC not to close its doors to public recreation. Mountain biking is an important activity on MDC property, especially at the West Hartford ... — full article at cyclesnack.com
The Hardcore 24 is a 24-hour endurance mountain bike race taking place July 23rd - 25th in Ontario County Park in Naples, NY. I got a chance to preride the course last week, which proved to be a tight and windy adventure through some serious singletrack. Ontario County Park is about 400 ... — full article at uriahpalooza.com
Doug Dalton from Cannondale sez…”the Cannondale Flash 29 is the lightest 29er hardtail on the planet!”
True or false?? Tell us your thoughts (in the comments section below) on possible other light(er) carbon 29ers.
Cannondale Flash 29
All New for 2011, Cannondale releases this carbon fiber big wheeled hardtail. (The full suspension 29er is in the [...]
The all new WTB Stryker Wheelset featuring TCS (Tubeless Compatible System).
Chris gives us all the details in this video:
WTB Stryker Wheels Feature:
-All Mtn version (23mm wide) or XC version (19mm wide)
-TCS -tubeless compatible system
-UST type hook bead
-channel on rim
-straight pull on spokes all the way to “swelbow”
-also available in 29er
-steel inserts on freehub, to [...]
Jon Knoll shows us 4 highlights from the Specialized 2010 Apparel Collection. Included are: Enduro Short, Demo Short, Cascade Top, Deflect Jacket
Enduro is to cross country what skis are to snow. They need each other. And you need them.
* Front panels constructed of breathable mesh for increased ventilation
Two new tires from Hutchinson are the TORO (available in 26″ or 29″) and the COBRA XC/AM tire.
In this video, Dana from Hutchinson North America gives us more details.
TORO 29″ & 26″
Performance, Grip & Puncture Resistance
-More open lateral knobs that really dig in on the corners
-Low knobs on the top of the tire make [...]
Wendy from Race Face shows us some highlights of their 2011 collection including jerseys, shorts, gloves, armor and a super cool messenger bag made out of recycled car seat belts!
Shown in the video are:
-Men’s Ambush Kit (DH jersey and shorts)
-Women’s Khyber Outfit (DH jersey and shorts)
-Khyber Female Specific Knee armor
-Ambush Knee armor (prototype)
-Ambush Glove (to [...]
Jason from AClass Wheels shows us some highlights of their latest offerings: the SC2 29er Wheels, the VED 3 Enduro/All Mtn Wheelset and the Revolt FR/DH Wheelset.
SC2 29er – Cross Country
The SC2 is the 29er version of our VXD6 ‘Work Horse’ wheelsets. Strong and reliable, the SC2 utilizes a 26mm wide rim and our ultra-reliable [...]