Saturday, September 20, 2008

I beat Steve Peat at the 48 straight!

48 Straight hit the canyons this weekend. The local cross promoters got a 'cross race into the mix and so of course I was there. They only did an A and B race so that means that the C's and D's and women were all in the mix. Oh, and since it's the first race of the season quite a few of the A's were in the B race too. Right at the start of our race Steve Peat and Greg Minaar rolled past the start line up to the slalom course. So we all sprinted past them. Cool. The race was fun and went really well. My new tubulars are sweet! They accelerate super fast and handle really well. No pictures of the race - Ash was at a kiteboarding lesson. There were more photographers at the race than any other I've been too - hopefully they were local and will post them online. The DS was sweet with some good racing action. Greg Minaar barely beat Eric Carter in the final. It was raining on and off so we were soaked by the end of the DS.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Season Finale

Wrapped up the mountain season with the 12 hours of sundance this weekend. Art, Spencer, Jeff and I rode 17 total laps in just over 12 hours. Ash's team did really well too, took 2nd in their division. It was good times with 5-6 teams from the shop all racing. Each lap was about 40 minutes means it was good practice for cross- the season opens next week! I had quick laps and felt like it was a good wrap up, I rode faster and smoother than I have all year!

Yeah Baby!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cross Season is 2 weeks away!

Cross season is almost here and I've been anticipating it for months. My cross ride is getting built and here is an update:

2008 Felt F1X
4ZA Python Fork
Bontrager cockpit
SRAM Force shifters - left shifter is gutted
Dura-Ace Crankset - single 42t ring.
SRAM Rival rear derailleur

Still on the way:
Easton EC90 carbon tubulars
SRAM red cassette
Tufo tubulars
Selle Italia SLR saddle

Here's some pics:

That saddle looks geeky, but it's gone now.

Gutted shifter

More pics as soon as the wheels come in.

The Trance

A few months ago I sold my 29er and built some wheels, replaced my broken fork and dropped 6 lbs off my Trance's weight. It's still heavy, but it's a solid trail build. The wheels are gorgeous! White DT Swiss 4.2D rims, Black spokes with ano red nipples, and ano red Hope hubs. Pretty!

Hot Rod Style

Hot Rod is a hilarious movie. If you haven't seen it, it's funnier than this: