Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Colorado Trail Race ’13

UPDATE: Jefe Branham won again. Legendary.

Live tracker.

ctr13



Learn to Mountain Bike

artofmtbcoverlong

BUY IT NOW: AMAZON

DCIM100GOPRO



Resistance on the Rise

From the Schwalbe tech info pages — http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/rolling_resistance

schwalberesistance



Bike of the Day: Ritchey Comp-23

With custom factory paint. In its native habitat.



Georgia Gould is noticing things

… says that UCI winnings for cyclocross races were ten times more for elite men than they were for elite women.

“This looks like a pretty strong case of discrimination,” Gould said. “I understand men’s fields are deeper. There are more guys racing. OK, you don’t make it equal 20 places deep. But the top few people? You don’t get a discount like, ‘Oh, you’ve got (breasts). You pay less for your plane ticket.’ Or when I buy my license from the UCI, they’re not, like, ‘Oh, you’re a woman. You pay 10 percent of what the men pay.’ I train just as hard. You don’t go the same distance.

via Mountain biker Georgia Gould fought for equal pay for women | All Things Colorado Sports — The Denver Post.

“‘Oh, you’ve got (breasts)’” is among best ever newspaper quotations, lovin’ those parentheses.



Bike of the Day: Mike’s Waltworks 29er



Tracking the Tour Divide

Everybody’s pulling for Eszter…

http://trackleaders.com/tourdivide



Hesjedal Wins Giro

Vaughters said:

“His biggest strength is his ability to do a gut check and dig deep when there’s no hope,” Vaughters said. “He’s also a little bit stubborn, which can be frustrating at times.”

No hope, he says, after the guy wins the Giro. I hope Hesjedal steps up his frustration of Vaughters.

via Former Mountain Biker From Canada Wins Giro – NYTimes.com.

The sports guys are impressed that a “former mountain biker” won the Giro. Seem to have momentarily forgotten about Cadel Evans, also an xc world champ. The novelty of mountain bikers winning major road races wore off long ago among those involved in the actual races.



Bike of the Day: Whichever Bike Was Locked Here

I’ve often seen a mid-range Trek mtb parked at this spot, formerly occupied by a bike rack.



Just let him by

(Had an interesting passing incident today, as a matter of fact, on some singletrack south of town. I was about to pass a runner. He heard me coming and kindly stepped off the trail — almost directly onto a huge rattlesnake. Very large snake, as thick as a mason jar. Awesome. It waved its huge head around at us like a cartoon cobra for a few seconds, then we all went on with our business.)

New Zealand has some nice trails, so I’ve been told.

First time I’ve ever heard of something like this between trail riders. Didn’t watch the video:

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/cyclist-attacked-christchurch-trail-video-4823488

Brizzell said the incident happened after he asked Dalton to let him past, in line with trail etiquette to let faster riders through.

However, Dalton did not give Brizzell space and eventually their argument boiled over into a physical confrontation.

Brizzell said he was strangled by his helmet strap and eventually bit the man’s finger.

via Mountain bike attacker pleads guilty | NATIONAL News.




Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 77 other followers