Monkey built!

This is where I’d put a picture, if I had a camera. I’m psyched to be derailleurless again. I may be pushing things to run out of town and play in the cold this weekend, on a brand new build, but damn the torpedos… Gotta kickstart.More

Or Not

So I may be riding this weekend after all. Early this fall I decided that I needed a new bike, and put the last year’s riding and experimentation into a rigid 29er. I picked a Soma Juice frame, and have had a series of issues with it. Aggravating the debacle, I ordered from an online…More

The year starts now

This weekend will be the second in my annual R2R2R hikes. Last December I hiked across the Grand Canyon and back, and earlier this year decided that it, along with riding the White Rim in a day, would be benchmarks I’d set for myself every year. I did the White Rim back in October, and…More

The kharmic cycle of bike stuff

FS:Salsa Cromoto Grande 29er rigid fork. Black. Disc only. Used for two months, normal wear. $80WTB Shadow V saddle. Basically new. $30Paul Crosstop Levers. $50 And so it goes. Cycling seems to drive avarice in a peculiar way. Is it America? Gloabalization? Or perhaps just MTBR? I’m psyched to build the monkey and ride it.…More

Manifesto

-codify and list training, esp for Transiowa -structure contributions to the dreaded time sucker -perhaps, eventually, get a working digicamMore