Friday, November 30, 2012

Tuscobia 2012-Training


Getting ready for this: Tuscobia 150



  150 miles is a long way on skis...or a bike especialy in the middle of winter. Conditions will play a large part in it. I put in a training session by biking 45 miles up to a neighboring town, then 45 miles back after a 3 hr. conceal-carry gun class. Pizza at a bar 25 miles from the end around midnight, local fiddler playing, flat tire when I went to leave, gave locals free lesson in the bar on how to change it and full moon with a bit of light cloud cover, temps in the high 20's for the last push home....went into my outdoor hot tub and got a better view of said moon while my core got back up to normal temperature range before heading off to bed at 3AM.
no pics...

Been doing a lot of this, too.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Can't we all just get along?

Well, finished up my bike related activities...sold the 2008 HiFi DELUXE as a parts package after I found out the carbon seat stay was damaged and Gary Fisher doesn't make a replacement for that part. This would be the 3rd triangle incident with this bike....
This was the first time it went down, broke both chain stays and one carbon seat stay all at the same time.
The second break was a cracked chain stay. I also saw this Hifi PRO broke similar to mine when riding in NV a few years ago.
But, I also had some great times with the Hifi. 
Curt Gowdy IMBA Epic trail, WY.

 Somewhere in MT.
 Gooseberry Mesa, UT.
 Kokopelli Trail, CO.
 Jail Trail, MN
WY
Driggs, ID. Jeff Lange photo credit.
 On my way to the emergency room. Jeff Lange photo credit. Elbow, 17 stiches.
Roth Rock, PA
 Before...same elbow, 30 stitches.
 After...
 
 WI

TREK gave me some trade-in value plus they let me part out the rest of the bike (they took the rear triangle) so all in all it came out good for me.
Only thing, I was going to go away from TREK/Fisher for a different manufacturer, but I'm excited to ride the Super Fly 100 Elite.
Then, as already posted, the 9:zero:7 Fat Bike was added recently.
Hope they can all play nice together.
- GF Paragon, 29er HT
- GF Super Fly AL 100 Elite, 29er FS
- Salsa El Mariachi, 29er Rigid with S&S frame couplers
- 9:zero:7, 135mm Fat Bike
- 1902 Crawford, Shaft Drive
Honorable mention, Honda ST1100 (as seen above)