Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Some leafy suspension

Straying from the tradition suspension fork design, these guys came up with some suspension that mimicks those leaf spring setups found in an auto.


The $11000 dollar fat bike, yes its used!


Monday, August 26, 2013

MNR - Attack of the...

For those of you that ride the trails, you know what its like. Everything and anything attacks you. Bugs, trees, bats, owls, birds, squirrels, snakes, skunks, and whatever else is running next to you in the tall grass. Pedal faster!

Nice parking job. I guess the Suburbans are big enough that yeah, that'll work.

It was a hot ride, but I didn't get out till 7pm. And it actually helped! Got out of work, watched some news and the heat index was still 101 around 6pm. Yikes! Hot! I had to do some stuff on the computer, next thing I know I'm rolling out to TQ and the guys are heading back through the neighborhood. Turn around and go drink? Paul yelled go ride! Great words of motivation there.

The ride was good, the trail is so hard packed that its fast. I had a squirrel nearly jump off the tree and attack me. Jump a tree root and a bug lands in your sunglasses, shake it off and try not to fall as you land. Even the Cicadas were unkind to me tonight, you can feel them hit you hard!

How do you hold up your bike for the picture? Why not use a water bottle? I came up with that tonight!

It was a night of burgers, dogs, and chips. Thanks to Dave P and Emilie for cooking and providing, thanks to Paul for the hospitality, and the rest for sharing of beers and good stories. Until next ride!

The mama or papa turkey was angry at the neighborhood kids who had just ran through. It was looking for them and making a ton of noise.

Mention food and suddenly everyone shows up for the after ride "party".

Wow, the fall seasonal brews are out already. Where did this summer go?

They're here!

Finally someone comes out with some fat bike suspension. It's great that bike companies left and right are putting out new fatbikes, but nobody has really done anything to change them. Just another frame that fits a fat tire/rim. Salsa had a FS fatbike prototype, but whatever happened to that?

Well now, Carver bikes who brought you the carbon front fat fork, produces a suspension fat fork to up the ante. Who will be the first to buy one? At $900, is it really needed?


Picture from Bikeman.com

Friday, August 23, 2013

Skybox baby!

Sometimes its all about who you know! Thanks Jeremy!

Sent from my HTC smartphone on the Now Network from Sprint!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Slyde Watch

Came across this watch in an email. A $7000 watch, virtual looking. Thought I'd check out the homepage. So what is it? In essence, a watch with downloadable faces. Looks like you can even get one with diamonds on it. Bling bling!

Taken from their homepage, "As a real technological feat, the Slyde features a touch screen, a cutting-edge graphic engine and a navigation system of unequalled simplicity and convenience"


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Go camper

Holy Frick this thing is awesome! If I ever win the lottery, I'm buying all of you guys one. Along with new pickups and bikes to go with it  ;-)


Sent from my HTC smartphone on the Now Network from Sprint!

Monday, August 12, 2013

RC in an urban bike park

This video came across my FB. Check out this bike trail/park!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Tranquility multi sport complex

Ruh roh. This means more construction at tranquility. Hope we don't lose that south side trail!


Sent from my HTC smartphone on the Now Network from Sprint!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Adventure doggy?

Here is a contest for those of you with pooches. Put on by Yakima, can win daily prizes. Just need to upload a photo of your dog doing an activity outside.


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Monday, August 5, 2013

Well that's one way to do it!

I think I once saw Dave N do this during a Psycowpath race. Pretty good skills there sir, especially to take the win after a wipeout! This video is good and its all over the web. Check it out.

Article here.


Sometimes its like Christmas in August

My Jeep came with some carpeted floor mats. Standard issue, nothing fancy. So I ordered some deep slush floor mats for the mud and winter snow. Was about to order the rear cargo mat, but waited because I saved myself about $20 by buying them separate. I was vacuuming yesterday and lookee! Bonus. I was wondering why it said Jeep underneath. Turns out you can flip the mat over and use it. Just saved myself $80!!!