I headed out to the woods last night and it was steaming when I got to the parking lot. A thunderstorm had just gone past and the air was literally filled with steam. I got changed and ready to roll, the thermometer read 92. As I got into the trees the temps were cooler and the ... — full article at ashevillejanes.blogspot.com
FLETCHER, NC – JUNE 14, 2010 – As riders have stretched the limits of what is possible on a mountain bike, they’ve begun to realize a need to fine-tune geometry to meet the challenges of the trail. Cane Creek is proud to introduce the AngleSet, a threadless headset that gives users the ability to change [...]
LED Technology Improvements Benefit Price Conscious Consumers
June 16, 2010 (San Diego, CA) Regarded as the leader in quality bicycle lights, NiteRider Technical Lighting debuted the 2011 line of high-end, race-ready lights and a complete line of commuter products today. Evident throughout the entire line are advances in LED technology and trademark NiteRider innovative design, providing [...]
400-mile alternate route will include Detroit and important landmarks in the history of the Underground Railroad
Missoula, Montana — Adventure Cycling Association announced today that it will receive a $20,000 grant from REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.), a retail co-op providing quality outdoor gear and clothing, to create a new alternate route off its existing 2,100-mile Underground [...]
Cortez pack manufacturer will reward participating Montezuma County employees with a one-time special discount on Osprey gear
Cortez, CO – June 16, 2010 – Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is throwing down the gauntlet to all businesses in Southwestern Colorado’s Montezuma County and challenging [...]
This may come off as retro grouch or he's a single speeder ect... But I think anybody who rides alot should stock up on there Fav 9 speed setups.... Shimmino is doing 10 speed down to slx and Sram is doing it down to x-7...\ 10 speed is just not needed for mtn bikes and I think things well ... — full article at cellarrat.blogspot.com
Date of Activity: 6/8/10, 6/15/10 Trail Ambassador Name: Paula Burton Town: Trumbull Location: Pequonnock Valley State Forest ( AKA Trumbull) Observations:The ladies ride has been very popular this year, and we have new people every ride. We did notice some of the great work that Trumbull ... — full article at ctnemba.blogspot.com
Date of Activity: 6/22 Trail Ambassador Name: Paula Burton Condition of Trails(s): Good Observations: Worked on Where's Waldo, continued to bench trail where needed, reworked a corner through a stone wall that had a bad flow, removed deadwood from the trail, some raking to define trail where it ... — full article at ctnemba.blogspot.com
Public Planning Session Will Consider Chimney Rock State Park Master Plan RALEIGH – As part of the process to create a master plan for Chimney Rock State Park in the Hickory Nut Gorge, the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation will conduct a public planning session May 26 at the Lake Lure Town ... — full article at ashevillejanes.blogspot.com
The Northwest was blessed with sunny skies and warm weather for the 3rd round of the NWCup. With cooler tempratures present at prevous rounds this was a welcome change. The courses were dialed and the dirt nearly perfect.
Jill and Lars both put in a solid amount of runs during practice, as the race cours [...]
First riders update & registration for the open qualifyer GO BIG OR GO HOME online
Munich, Germany June 16th, 2010 – The international BIKE EXPO tradeshow does not only host the second edition of the BIG IN BAVARIA dirt jump competition, but also an open qualifying event called GO BIG OR GO HOME in Munich. [...]
Will Grow to 1,000 Bikes in 2011
June 16, 2010 (San Diego, Calif.) On June 5th, 400 children walked away from the National City Boys and Girls Club with not only free bicycles, helmets and locks, but with smiles that could last a lifetime.
“It was a super event,” says Dan Gindling, President of Kimberlee’s Bikes for [...]
Let me ask you a question – Do you want better cardio? Or do you want to be able to ride harder, faster and longer on the trail? Think these two goals are the same thing? Perhaps not…
The problem lies in the confusion caused by the terms “cardio ... — full article at bikejames.com
Last week was a rough week for me and a lot of you asked if I was OK. Thanks for your concern. I am OK, in fact I have never been better. When I finally stood up and confronted the person who we making me feel uncomfortable, and powerless, I felt a power and control of my own ... — full article at ashevillejanes.blogspot.com
When you can get 6000 for under 1000
The MBT test crew prides itself on steering clear of bike snobbism but we’re human just like you. It’s only natural for us to drool over the latest big-travel designs, carbon fiber frames, lightest this and hottest that. So when affordable, sensible, and practical bikes like the [...]
Date of Activity: June 15, 2010 Trail Ambassador Names: Glenn Vernes Location: River Wadsworth Falls State Park& Middlesex Trails Condition of Trail(s): Good, mostly dry A 45 minute spin at Wadsworth, where I crossed paths with chapter member Willie Feuer on his 29er singlespeed, was followed by ... — full article at ctnemba.blogspot.com
The 122km long Marathon in Willingen/ Germany held on June 13th was won by Alban Lakata (Topeak Ergon Team) and Birgit Söllner. Downhill winners were Aaron Gwin and Rachel Atherton.
— full article at mtb-live.com
By Kurt Gensheimer
• Ungodly acceleration
• Sub-20 pounds
• Descends like a full-suspension bike
• Donkey Punch-proof
• Relatively affordable (especially compared to a Specialized!)
• Some people will be disappointed it isn’t a 29er (which is a bling in my book).
• Stock Cane Creek headset in build kit not worthy
Ruling: The lightest, fastest, best-handling and most attractive hardtail I’ve ever ridden in 20 years of [...]
June 13, 2010
Santa Cruz Syndicate’s Greg Minnaar (SRAM/RockShox) placed 2nd today in the Milka Wheels Of Speed downhill in Willingen, Germany. Aaron Gwin took the win on this short, fast course with a 1:50.06 to Greg’s 1:50.26 and Andrew Neethling was third at 1:50.99, and Josh Bryceland finished 17th with 1:55.72.
Thirty-four brands exhibiting so far
Shimano’s marketing team has decided that DealerCamp™ is the way to go, committing to exhibit all three of its cycling brands–Shimano, PRO Bike Gear and Pearl Izumi–at the innovative outdoor demo and expo event for bicycle suppliers and retailers. Presented by Lifeboat Events, DealerCamp debuts July 29-31 at Deer Valley Resort [...]
San Luis Obispo – In the throes of the early 2010 race season, Team Geronimo/Banshee Bikes carved out time to make an important trip to visit the staff and students of the Grizzly Youth Academy.
The campus at Camp San Luis Obispo is one of 32 such programs located in 28 states across the US, and [...]