Friday, August 29, 2014

New Kelson Website

If it has been a while since you have visited the Kelson website, you will probably enjoy taking a look now. The content and formatting have been completely revised. Along with the familiar custom bikes, Brian is offering a new service: custom wheel builds. Many of our readers will recognize the bike and legs of this Kelson owner (Clinton Mortley).

Thursday, August 28, 2014

GCN. Improve Your Bike Handling. Five Key Skills


Lifeguards Needed for Rexburg Youth Triathlon

Hi all,
If you or anyone you know can help lifeguard in the water at the youth
 triathlon Sept 6, please let me know and I'll get you more info.
 You'll probably want a wetsuit. It's a ton of fun, and very rewarding.
 If you have kids doing it, you can swim with them and get out with
 them for the transition, then swim again with the next wave if you
 want (or stay out w/your kids if you need to).
Please pass this along. You can reply to me or Tom Anderson.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AMA Challenge September 27th

The AMA Challenge which starts in Ashton and benefits The American Diabetes Association has become a very popular event for local cyclists. It features a variety of distances up to 100 miles.  The 100 mile ride is pretty tough and includes two laps up the Ashton Hill and down the Scenic Byway.  You can get more information and sign up here.

Congratulations to Idaho Mountain Trading

According to Today's Post Register, Idaho Mountain Trading has purchased the building immediately south of their current location (previously occupied by the Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Store). IMT plans to move into the new building which is twice the size of its current location sometime in September. They plan to sell or lease their old building. Idaho Mountain Trading (previously know as Mountain Trading Company) has been in business for what must be getting close to 40 years. It is a downtown Idaho Falls institution specializing in cycling, skiing, climbing, and backpacking equipment. Everyone benefits when local businesses prosper and I am always happy to see support for traditional downtown business districts.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

From Weston: Spectacular Cyclocross Fail


Thanks to Everyone Who Came to the BBQ

I am not entirely unbiased, but I think there is a pretty strong consensus that this year’s party was one of the best ever. With rain falling steadily in the mid-afternoon, things looked pretty grim, but we had faith in the hourly forecast and it did not let us down. One of the high points of the evening was the entertainment which featured loud and lively classic rock covers (including Dylan and the Beatles) by DJ Live, David Peck and Jack Harrell.  These guys were so good we have already issued an invitation back for next year. We also had some impromptu entertainment with Sam reciting a spectacular original slam poem as well as cowboy singing, guitar, and harmonica by Jens Christensen.
It takes a lot of work to put this on and I am grateful to everyone who helped to set up, cook, and clean. I am already looking forward to next year. Here are some pictures.


Monday, August 25, 2014

We Think This is Going to Blow Over

Here is the hourly forecast. We are putting up tents.  Scott Wood is bringing a 20 foot dome tent. Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

BBQ is Tomorrow NIght

The forecast is looking better.  The BBQ is on.  We will have some tents in place just in case. Looking forward to live music from David Peck and Jack Harrell.


Bike BBQ


Monday August 25th 6 p.m.

Dave and Dawn Anderson home

Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert.

Bring your family. Bring your friends.


Cam Zink 100 Foot MTB Backflip