Plesko got 6th at Transiowa! Stories forthcoming; winkwink, nudgenudge… Mr. Nice dnf’d after 200 miles! Damn! 32:16 fixed; damn! Well done gents. Eagerly awaiting the full meal deal.

KMC scouting trip

Marble canyon, looking east from Navajo Bridge. Scouting trip is done, route is set, que sheet is here. Pre-planning in the past weeks definitely made things more efficient. The final route will be a bit over 120 miles, 55 of singletrack, 63 on dirt roads, 2 on pavement. The diversity and quality of riding will […]

Off to the Kaibab

For real this time. I hope to explore and determine all the variations on Saturday, clock the road sections on the car odo, and ride at least some of it. Sunday I hope to ride the rest. Scouting and training, I plan to be very tired Sunday evening. It’ll be my own private Iowa. Feeling […]

The many faces of Iowa

Be here. Transiowa v3 beings at 0100 AZ time this weekend. I’ll be up in the Kaibab, asleep in the truck, and when I wake up part of me will be looking forward to this: Iowa has some truly great hills. 300 miles of this will be gnarly, especially with some good winds. And there […]

Of note

Things like this get me psyched to go climbing again:As long as you have plenty of caffeinated energy gels to keep you going and fresh batteries in your headlamp, it’s better to train hard, then charge out of the gate until the route’s done. “Marathon climbing,” I call it. If you need to sit down, […]

Today’s riding

The problem with the Switchback? It makes night riding enormously fun, which makes me stay out late, which means that I get to bed later. So, this will be short. Got home and M was off at the laundromat. I hopped on the Psurly to go help, and buy the coffee I forgot yesterday. Once […]