Thursday, October 20, 2016

Red Bull Rampage Winning Run: Brandon Semenuk's Flawless Big Mountain Line

Flats vs. Clipless at Slickrock

I felt a little bit of nostalgia when I saw this video even though I have not ridden Moab's Slickrock Trail in years. We used to have this debate back in the day,and I'm not sure there is a clear answer yet. At some level, individual preference has to tip the scales one way or the other.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

TNR Cancelled for Tonight, Two Remain for 2016

It makes me sad to cancel an TNR with so few remaining. It is actually clearing a little right now, but the hourly forecast only gets worse. With the end of DST fast approaching, there are only two Tuesday Night Rides remaining this season; October 25th and November 1st.

Date Correction for Blue Goose

Blue Goose is scheduled for November 5th, not November 12th as previously reported. Thanks to Gabe and Forrest for double checking the date.

New Kelson Mid Fat

I took a little spin on this bike yesterday. It is a Ti-Carbon 650 B Mid Fat, surprisingly light and rides like a dream.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Moose Cross Day 2, Cold and Windy

Some of our readers already know that we had a little drama returning from Moose Cross last night. Everyone is OK except the deer. About half of the Saturday crew (Kelton, Kellen, Dan, Shae, and I) went back for day two of Moose Cross today. It was cold and windy in Victor with additional rainfall overnight. The rain that was forecast for this morning failed to materialize. There were a couple of real mud bogs, but most of the course was fast and rideable. If there is such a thing as a perfect amount of mud for cyclocross, maybe today was that day. Kellen rode the Cat 4 race today and finished third in a fast field.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Moose Cross Day 1, Kelton Beats the Cat 1-2

The Upper Valley was represented by a dozen or so cyclists today at Moose Cross. I will post a link to Heather’s photos as soon as they are available. It rained fairly heavily this morning, so conditions were muddy, improving as the afternoon went on. Kelton was the star today winning the Men’s Cat 3 race by a wide margin after bridging up to the 1-2 riders in a staggered start. He crossed the finish line on the wheel of the Cat 1 winner for the fastest time of the day.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016