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Monday, January 16, 2006

Beyond Your Driveway

Imagine this.... Just beyond the end of your driveway lies an entirely new network of trails that you have been neglecting all these years. Now I am not talking about some 10 mile loop, I am talking about 4-5 hour epic mountain bike rides. Welcome to my world....

Ranno and I have been lucky enough to have Olympian JHK as our tour guide, showing us his stash of local training rides. I seriously feel like a whole new world has been opened up to me. It is no wonder these guys make it look easy, they leave their 15 lb road bikes in the garage, and go log the big miles in the mountains, on their MOUNTAIN BIKES!

Tip of the day:

So I totally split my tire wide open on our ride yesterday, which could have left me S.O.L. Save those powerbar/enegry wrappers and stuff them inside your tire to create a barrier between the tube and the exposed trail. I have heard of people using money, socks, and old tubes.... pretty much anything to get you home.

And for your viewing pleasure, check out this cross video clip... Nothing like some full contact kung foo cross attitude to start the week off right.


Anonymous Chris Conrad said...

Unusual product placement, but hey, we'd like to thank our sponsors. Not only is the bar tasty, its package is re . . . (ahem) . . . CYCLE - able?!?!

Uncle Chrispy

7:39 PM  
Blogger Jeff Kerkove said...

I like those pictures! And yes, riding the mnt bike on those epics is bonus training points. I love to show on the mnt bike at our local road group rides. Nothing like the Hum of mnt bike rubber at 26 mph!

4:49 AM  
Blogger Adam Lisonbee said...

Where is all the snow? We have had a light snow winter here, but the roads above 8000' or so are still snow covered. I am jealous seeing you guys on epic mountain bike rides in the mountains!

9:39 AM  
Blogger Jason said...

I had that same excitement when I discovered a vast network of rural roads only like 3 minutes from my back door. I had written off my neighborhood to borderline urban nightmare. Then with a little bit of luck and nebbing around, I found access to a 30 -50 mile loop of roads. I was giddy like a school girl smiling from ear to ear not wanting it to end. Don't get me started on what happens when I get on dirt like that. HA! Enjoy the new dirt and the ride.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous chaaaa-right said...

you guys need to man up. if you're not wearing thermal bib tights and nuclear fallout jacket...

7:41 PM  
Blogger Allen Forbis said...

that dude on the cross bike has some serious hanlding skills. wonder if he could teach me that move.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Stephen D. Zepeda said...

I do the dollar thing... but not to get me ONLY home, so that I don't have to buy a new tire! :(

4:46 PM  

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