Thursday, September 29, 2011

Professional Bike Riding Men

Just found this ad on the local list by Craig. You'll be dumber for having watched it, but I have to admit I laughed when I watched their video.

Even though we're professional bike riding bike men, me and my buddy Robby crash a lot of bikes in our youtube vids and they tend to get messed up pretty quick. We're just looking for cheap mtn bikes (maybe $10-$20 or so) to use and hopefully not have to spend lots of $ for. If youre curious, our youtube page is called Buick and Robby (click on link)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy National Public Lands Day!

Little wRider and I went to a Public Lands Day celebration at a nearby BLM office this afternoon.
Well, actually we showed up just as the festivities ended.

aLi and Fi met us there and we all hung out for a while after everyone else left, then we went for an excellent ride on public land.

At the Public Lands Day event I did manage to capture a picture of the rare family cycling configuration know as the "triple threat". Bike + tag-along + trailer = triple threat.

That's one long family cycling train.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Winter is Coming

Fall singletrack . . .

. . . go find yourself some.

Alien Abduction?

I'd noticed this before, but never had the camera with me.

About the last label I want on a seatpost pointed straight at my backside is the word "PROBE".

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's a Joke, Right?


A kidney warmer for cycling?

At first I just thought it just a hip way of describing a flask full of bourbon.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Big Dumm Flat Tires

Rear wheel flat tires on the Big Dummy are kind of a pain.

I'm just saying.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lost and Found

If the helmet and gloves pictured below blew off the roof of your car this afternoon on Elmore leave me a message in the comments section. You'll probably want to buy a new helmet regardless, but the gloves seem nice.

There will be an OJ/Cinderella test just to make sure the items are really yours.

Monday, September 19, 2011

I'm Off the Fence

I've been on the fence this fall about whether or not to do a couple of cyclocross races. I've done a few in the past and kind of enjoyed it. A very different style of riding than I usually pursue. The local series is little too serious for my taste, pretty much just road racing on grass. I wish there were more hand up's and guys in skirts.

I'm going to let this video seal the deal for me. I'll still go hang out at some of the races, but I don't think I'm going to pay $ to ride.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Give Him a 5mm Allen Wrench and He'll Go To Work

I'm a little nervous about when he can really start disassembling things.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall Cabin Camping

Did an overnight cabin camping trip with the family last night.

12 miles, wide gravel trail.

Dummy carried science equipment and camping gear for a family of 3.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cycling in Europe

A friend shared this.

He's living in Switzerland and says this video pretty much sums up what riding in Europe is like.

Looks like fun.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Junior Polo

We had a picnic with friends yesterday. AnSoN brought some polo gear and a few us dorked around with the mallets.

Little man spent a good chunk of the afternoon running around in the grass with a mallet in his hand.

Later I let him sit on the back deck of the Dummy with me and he swatted away at the ball on the polo court.

Apparently he hadn't gotten his fill.
When we got home he snagged a mallet out of the garage and hopped on his trike.
I may have to throw together a few junior size mallets and organize some strider bike polo.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Taste of Fall

Got out for a fall ride in the mountains early this afternoon. Nice little family ride, beautiful fall colors.

Tasty little blueberry stash when we stopped for a break.

Little wrider tromping around.

Mrs. took advantage of the situation, opting to ride trails down towards home rather than ride in the car. When we saw her again some 1,100 ft lower down she was splattered with mud and grinning like a fool.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Back in the Stable

GSC brought the Dummy back home today.

He had his Kona cross bike loaded on the bike so he could get himself back home

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Small Victories

I feels like a little victory each time I ride home from the store without breaking any eggs.

Finished Fork

Here are some photos of the finished fork on the RB-1

A dramatic improvement if I do say so myself.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Meat Wagon Update

A an email from GSC showed up in my inbox this evening with the subject line "Dummy Huck".

The Big Dumm caribou hunt was a success, and there were rave reviews of the Big Dummy. Enough that Allman, who had his BikesAtWork trailer along on the hunt said he had been shopping online for a Big Dummy and had one in his shopping cart at the moment.

I'm glad the Dummy worked well for GSC, you never know if someone else will appreciate something to the same way you do.

Oh yeah, and the Dummy came back to town a little better endowed than when it left, sporting a Surly Nice Rack on the front. Its a good look, and why wouldn't you want increased carrying capacity.

-11.699 seconds

A -9sec split on the top half is unheard of, and Danny Hart only got faster on the bottom half.

Amazing run in horrible conditions. Worth 3 minutes of your time to see what world champion downhill racing looks like.

If the embedded video doesn't work you can try this link.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Resort Riding

Made it down to the local ski resort with JDogg for some lift serviced riding this weekend.

The resort has only seriously been pursuing trailbuilding for a year or two. There were some sweet sections with excellent flow, there was a lot of sections that need some attention and there was a lot of mud.

This is the only photo I got from the day. I think JDogg snapped one or two from the lift, but that was it.

I'm excited about the potential of local lift serviced riding, hopefully a few more years of growth and attention and we'll have some sweet riding just down the highway.

All in all a good weekend, and it was nice to get out on the squishy bike again

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Spent a couple nights at a public use cabin with the fam recently. It was only a 3mile ride to the cabin on a pretty flat trail so I decided fast and light wasn't the way to go.

In other news, my chain was embarrassingly loud on today's 30mile ride.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Now for something less depressing:
some classic Northern California footage from the late 1970's

Gary Fisher with a little prophecy around 3:40, " . . . it's going to go a long ways."

Bicycling Is Not A Crime . . . or is it?

I definitely find this story a little disturbing. Check that, I find it A LOT disturbing.

I'm also not surprised by it.

Now a 10 year old girl has to worry about being picked up by the cops when she goes out and rides her bike.

When bicycles are outlawed only outlaws will ride bikes.

Ride on.