Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Colorado Trail Race ’13

UPDATE: Jefe Branham won again. Legendary.

Live tracker.

ctr13



New Buffalo Creek Fire

via http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/06/19/lime-gulch-fire-breaks-out-in-jefferson-county/

lime creek fire

Buffalo Creek evacuated.



Learn to Mountain Bike

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Olympic Mountain Bike Venue


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August 11 women, August 12 men.

I fully expect Taylor Phinney to take fourth.



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.



Sample my new mountain biking book

If you dare, over here.

The book is called The Art of Mountain Biking: Singletrack Skills for All Riders.




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