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Lovely day in the mountains

Late October and it is definitely getting dark ’round here. Starting to get cold. Big storm came in and blanketed the cascades with snow. Places that were refuges from the heat a month ago are now unreachable by bike. Fortunately … Continue reading

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In with the New… Kona Raijin!

Just Not Liking that Vassago Jabberwocky… Diligently rode that damn jabberwocky all September. The Strava September climbing challenge where I rode up and down a paved road near work to rack up the vert. And. And Then it Failed the Tiger … Continue reading

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Thanks to My Cool Lady Friend

Bought this beauty years ago now. Been literally leaning against the wall in the bedroom. Almost every morning I’d take a look at it, such fine lines. Give the brakes a squeeze. I may have this bike to thank for … Continue reading

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Winter Pain: 2014 Vassago Jabberwocky

I’ve been doing these long ride/race things for 5 years now. I’m definitely getting faster, the rides are getting easier. Winter on the trainer helped a bunch to keep fitness for spring. It is cool to see my fitness increasing, … Continue reading

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MTB Footware Search and Review

  Once upon a time I had some shimano spd shoes. From the early 90s. Comfortable to walk in, lasted about 10 years of use before the base of the shoe cracked apart. Around the same time I found some … Continue reading

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Yakima Swing Daddy on 2012 Prius V (Yes, on a 2″ receiver)

Wife drives a 2012 Toyota Prius V. Its pretty dang difficult to transport one bike in the back, let alone a family’s worth. All along we figured we’d just find a 2″ receiver hitch and use our existing Yakima SwingDaddy … Continue reading

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Destroyed Rotor

About half way through the Capitol Forest 50 I heard a clunk from my front brake and it started shrieking and not working without a lot of force. At next aid station (15 miles and a big descent later) a … Continue reading

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