It has nearly been one year since I did the NEK (North East Kingdom, VT) Tour de Kingdom and there were so many good experiences I had during the 5 day event and so many photos. I will give you the shortened version and a flickr gallery within this blog so you don’t get too [...]
I would like to say the week before 24 hour of Old Pueblo started like any other week….but I can’t. The Tuesday before the race several pictures surfaced on Facebook depicting a snow covered course. Yes, the race is in Arizona and the pictures weren’t just a “dusting”, there was a good inch or two [...]
I rolled into the White Tanks Regional Park in Buckeye, AZ Friday afternoon with my Team Ti set up SS style and my Attack Trail 6.9 I had built up that morning, with anticipation that I was going to ride a couple laps of the XC course then cruise down to South Mountain in Phoenix and [...]
The weather on Saturday started at about 45 degrees and warmed up during the race to about 65 degrees, ideal for the first Single Speed race of the season in the McDowell Mountains, Scottsdale, AZ. I got up early and did my pre-race ritual drinking some black coffee, poached eggs on dry toast, taking some [...]
Really, kinda off the couch. After the Speedgoat 50k trail race in Alta, UT, I had a couple tradeshows and 11 days in Vegas and only rode a handful of times before the Barnburner 104 I did on the Marin Cortina SSCX bike. After that I rode a couple “no drop” rides with the Bicycle Vibe [...]
The weekend of the Whiskey 50 race in Prescott, AZ started with meeting up with good friends from around the region. Jake Wells, John “Fuzzy” Mylne, Jay Henry, Gretchen Reeves, Jeff Kerkove, Sonya Looney, Weir, Devon Balet, and a host of other single speeed fellaz- Mike Melley, Beto Villegas, DeJay Birtch, Dax Massey and Jake [...]
I feel like I have been putting this blog off until now. I have been processing what happened this past weekend in the desert of Arizona and here’s the key word buzz–wind, rain, cold, smoke, friends, GI upset next to the trail, steep SS gear, friends, support.