This isn't laziness. I'm genuinely awed into silence.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Ali going going full tilt on big wheel technology! Many of you might remember a few season ago when Ali "watered" the 26" wheels of his Seven Sola and grew them to 650B. Well, he has now taken the plunge and just ordered a brand spanking new Salsa El Mariachi. Titanium of course....could Dr. Ali "Double Seven" go with any other frame material....nope. His new baby is slated for delivery June 2011. I hear (of course) that he has a full slate of parts swapping waiting for his new steed.
We will be looking for big things this season from Ali......since according to Salsa's website the "intended use" of the El Mariachi Ti 29er include the following: 100 Milers, XC racing, 24 hour racing and bike packing!!! Wow! Go Ali!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I've been getting lazy. Lazy like a dog. Lazy like a dog getting a free ride on a bike.
It's time to get back to doin' stuff. Like this guy.
Truth be told, this is the season with the best weather for riding, but it's also when I typically have a lot of work. Actually, maybe not. The weather has been weird and there's been enough rain to keep the trails closed fairly often.
In any event, more content soon.
Monday, April 4, 2011
If the London Olympic course looked lame, this footage from South Africa's Cape Epic suggests that this format is where the big fun (can we call it grande fondo, or do roadies reserve the right to this term?) is at. I know some will see lots of dirt road riding and even some pavement, but I also see a good deal of fun trail and challenging terrain. Rumor has it Hollywood will be competing in this year's Breck Epic and that he'll also be the subject of documentary film following race competitors. Should be rad.