Monday, June 28, 2010

one handed riding video...

from todays trail ride....the trusty phone is a bit average... I really need a proper camera thingo..

video

cornering with one hand is an experience.....

video

Super Awesome Trails....again

some people know where these trails are. if you do, great. if you don't, sorry can't help ya......







one of many.... Seems that all my favorite trails have some relics on them.....






Garmin??? neg... batt flattery





Small wash away. No drama.
dirt is soft tho. take it easy....


damn...


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

hittin' up the trails

Spent saturday and sunday working, watching the rain, watching people come in from riding the Lysty trails wet, covered in mud, cold but grinning.

Sadly i missed the Chum Creek XC race on sunday which would have been a cracker. steep climbs. greasy clay. out of control descending...

But it seems i picked the better days to have as a weekend. Today started out misty and cold, ended up sunny. perfect day for trails so i loaded up the ASR5 and headed to Smiths Gully for a solo smashfest.




Been windy over the last few weeks. Surprisingly this was the only trail blocker i came across. Bit too big for me to move.

The weekends rain was still very much on the trails and apart from the new section below the Bakery it wasn't too slippery.
Dirty bike was the order of the day.

Definately a glasses ride with some large mud globs launching themselves at my eyes, only to be deflected by my Rudys...
The ASR5 was loving the trails. Propedal off decents, long climbs and windy trails. I really need a helmet cam and someone to chase...
Trail goes this way.....



I call this the nerve tester. Its near the bottom of a long singletrack decent. the trail is heading to the right at speed then switches back to the left at the last minute, with a large tree to catch you if you cant make the turn.
620 wide bars are awesome. no wider thank-you....

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Presents in Prague

The look of suprise on my face, when they were handing these out at the Prague race of stairs event. Now, just need to send one back to Ben....


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Roadtrip!!

Headin over to South Aus tomorrow. A while ago Bellie asked if i'd support him at the Kona Mawson MTB Marathon. Something different so I said yes.

Truth be told he originally asked if i wanted to team up for the race. 350km plus, all at once, non-stop. I declined. too much like a solo 24hour race. done that, no longer my thing. So he has teamed up with Jason English.

We have about 1500km to drive to get to the start. Then they start riding and i drive behind as support. Race starts on friday morning and depending on how fast they ride, will finish early saturday morning.

20hours + of driving. hmmm, what have i got myself in to.......

Saturday and sunday will be spent at the Melrose Fat Tyre Festival. I'm taking the ASR5 to punt around the awesome trails of Melrose. Can't wait.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Big Top 29er


Bike Rumour website has a First Look at the new Yeti Big Top 29er. Some great photos of the frame and its options. ISCG, geared or single speed dropouts, through axle rear, Check it out.