I’ll have to devise some sort of retirement ceremony for my poor old, cracked, WTB. The new guy’ll look pimipin’. My bike is becoming a cliche.More

Weekend Vitals

Friday: Elden ride (last of the season)2 hours, 1.5k, awesome temps and crispy snow Saturday: Thunder Mtn (last of the season) and The Loop6 hours, 4.5k, two of the best trails of earth-gotta watch hydration in the cold (duh) Sunday: Kaibab snow and coffee with good people45 minutes horsing around on snowy fire roads on…More

School time

I believe Jeff Kerkove said recently “rest as hard as you train.” This has not been easy for me before. Now that I’m in for Transiowa, and have some equally intimidating intermediate goals, I want to get in shape right now. I must however hurry slowly, or I’ll get hurt. Done it before running, and…More

Victory is mine!!!!!!!!!!

I’m in Trans Iowa, singlespeed. Hell yes. Evan, you suck. Today’s vitals: ~40 miles, 4.5k up, 6 hours. Some sweet snow riding on Thunder Mountain, THE Loop near La Verkin. Amazing. And now I’m tired and dehydrated, runny nose and scratchy voice. Goose and Lil’ Creek tomorrow. Out.More

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


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