Aug
24
2009
2

Mountain Bike Oregon

3 days of EPIC riding.

Day 1 Chris and I road Alpine, Windberry, Tire Mountain EPIC. 24 miles.  We rode with the MTBR posse.  Great trails and great friends. At the completion of day one my legs were tired! While we only climbed about 3000′ total, it seemed like a lot more.   The length of the ride was perfect.  Any more I probably would have bonked.

Day 2 we road the Middle Fork Willamette Trail. 28 miles.  This is a river trail that has short hike a bikes and long downhill decents.  Amazing flow.  Our shuttle bus blew a tire out 5 miles out from the trailhead, so we did a 5 mile pre-ride on the road.  Then about mile 18, we encountered a hornet’s nest on the trail where, at least three of us got stung multiple times.  I got hit in the ear and thumb.  Chris got it in the calf twice.  Our guide got stung in the lip,  which blew up like a balloon.  This was an awesome trail.  MBO ended this ride with a bikes for beer program.  Put your bike in the truck and get a beer!  Happy ending…

Day 3 we road up to the top of Larison Rock. 12 miles.  We weren’t able to catch a shuttle to the top so we decide to ride the 5 miles up.  about an hour later we reached the peak and enjoyed the view.  The decend was flowey and fast.   This was the perfect way to end the trip.  We didn’t see any other riders that ride and it was great considering we rode with 30+ people the last 2 days.

This was probably some of the best trails I’ve ever rode.  Had a blast, the beer was great, and the people were friendly.

This is a must go to event.

Video decent of Larison Rock Trail.

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Jan
11
2009
0

Morning Ride

A ride to Fremont Older on the trucker.  Some yoga on the hill.  Back before the kids wake up.

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Nov
28
2008
2

Nice Rack

Outfitted the LHT with a Surly nice front rack in addition to the nice rear rack.  I just need some good sized panniers and I’m ready to tour Nepal.  Umm, after the kids go of to college…

Oct
07
2008
0

A Mountain Cycling Ku ver. 2.0

After school, we rode up to Fremont Older (actually I rode up there and Tulia rode on the back of the big dummy.)  We get there and Tulia proceeds to ride the downhills and climb some of the mild uphills.  After doing the downhill, she looked at me and said, “that was fun, can we do the downhill again!?”

We shuttled the little downhill 5 times and then went home.  It was awesome.

Sep
14
2008
0

Mountain Touring

I added some Mountain Drop bars to the Long Haul trucker. These bars offer multiple hand positions for long rides and they are bent with less drop and more flare for better dirt riding.

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Sep
10
2008
1

Hanging out with old friends

The stars and planets aligned and we found ourselves all back together hanging out at my house. Something that used to be an easy get together, now takes acts of congress to organize and plan, but somehow, it happend by itself, without any planning greater than 3 days…

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Sep
08
2008
0

Big Dummy Footsies

Just a couple of pictures the footsies I made out of redwood for the big dummy. Would have cost me $50 for ones made out of plywood.

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Aug
31
2008
0

Ride to Campbell with the kids

Went for a quick evening ride to Campbell with the kids. We had a quick picnic dinner and then went home for bath.

Aug
30
2008
4

Big Dummy snapdeck

So I built a snapdeck that goes on the big dummy bike. IT is designed by me to take our two kids on the back…

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Aug
17
2008
0

Riding with the Dummy

Took Tulia out to the Campbell farmer’s market today. We then played at the park and ate kettle corn. I’ve gotta say, the Dummy rides great with Tulia on the back.

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