Monday, November 19, 2012

Slowly it rises from the earth.

 Slowly the new bike takes form.  I am waiting on a few secret parts to finish the build, so for now this is what you get.  Obviously the front wheel right now is just a place holder.  The rear tire is one from Origin8 and will be used for general riding/training.  IT...IS....HEAVY.  The "race" tires should be almost 2 pounds lighter PER tire.  Yikes!  Also, much of the time this will be a 1x10 system with my good ol' Suntour XC Pro shifter taken into service once again.

What bike am I riding?  I forget, let me check my top cap or headset.

You want big clearance?  Boom!  This may just be a prototype, but you could fit a small child in there!

Friday, November 16, 2012

New land, new trails

Wish I could make it, but sadly I cannot.

This weekend is the second official trailwork day at the new mountain bike location at Gamehaven.  If you've never been it's south of Rochester on the right side of CR1 going South.  here are the rest of the details on trail work:

Matt Kurke will be coordinating the trail work Saturday Nov. 17 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Please park and meet in the Scout parking lot. We will continue to rough clear the trails in the woods to the right of path leading to the reservoir. Bring gloves loppers, and small landscape saws. Matt will bring his chain saw. If you can come please respond to Matt -

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mine is bigger than yours.

 So I Christmas came early at the Tri house.  Looks like I will be once again riding a fantastic 907 and all the joy and speed it brings.  Sure wish though I had the ability to run the big rubber like the Surly Moonlander, but oh well.

I have yet to hear much chatter on the 907 hubs, but they rank up there with the smoothest hub bearings I've gotten my hands on.  The freehub pawls also seem super strong and loud!  We'll see how loud when I get rubber to road, but color me impressed.  But what is this?  Why a 100mm clownshoe rim?  Huh, why oh why?  Note: looks like I should have wiped the hub of lint before the pic.

Wait, what is that?  **Rub eyes**  Is that a 186mm rear dropout?  My word!  This certainly brings the cassette out farther for a good chainline if I ever wanted to run hugenormous tires ala moonlander, but what about tire clearance?

Yikes!  From my preliminary measurements I am looking at the ability to run 100mm rims + Surly's 4.8 tires no problem.  This frame is to moonlanders as the other 907's are to pugsley's.  Same ability, only lighter, faster and ability for a stronger rear wheel.  The 186 and are are going to have some fun, and hopefully knock out some impressive fatty race finishes. 

Monday, November 12, 2012


We got snow and I am in between fat bikes. Based on the fact that everyone and their cousin posts pics of the first snowfall and their fat bike crushing the 1/8" of powder, I assume that my other bikes have been rendered useless. Dang, the new 9:zero:7 can't get here fast enough!

Friday, November 09, 2012

The paparazzi loves me....

Once again, I'm, "blowing up" thanks to the paparazzi that continues to hound me.

First, you seen the latest newsletter recapping the Chequamegon Fat Tire Fest?  Well, after my heroic finish Saturday that could only be described as epic and out worldly as it impressed both the next generation as our seniors alike as I took top honors in the non existent fat bike category, I took to the start gate for the Crit Cross.  Thanks to the Fat Man himself for this pic of me crushing the stairs that scared normal mortals.
Well, in the Sunday recap I was mentioned having dominated the race.  Okay, maybe it was the consolation race, but I did beg my way into the big boy race that I would have been in had I not crashed in the pole setting time trial.  So here it is, me mentioned in the newsletter.

Second, I am not just dominating print news, but the Internet as well.  GO HERE.  Seems as those at are amazed at my skills.

Next up?  World domination.  Oh, that and my new fat bike that is coming.  If I were to guess, I will not see another person this winter on my same ride, but I will see them all over next year.  Needless to say, mine will be bigger than yours.

Alright, time for you to get back to work.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Look out!

If you are running stock drilled Rolling Darryl's this winter than you should not bother trying to race me as mine are lighter, thus I will crush you.