Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Salt Lick Anyone

Went by to see the guy's at Cycle Solutions. Needed to pick up a couple of new seat collars after I snapped the last 2 QR's. Tried to be cheap but it didn't work out. For now will have to use bolts.

After that plus dropping my jersey off to be modified took the scenic route home. Rode along the Bluffs and waterfront trails. Good 4 hours of riding.

Spent the evening fixing up Joely's bike for her to return to riding.

Friday, August 24, 2007

The Count Down Begins

It's official, 2 weeks and we are living in Kingston.

Came up on Thursday to do a little apartment hunting and some recce rides. Have heard hat there may be some stuff up near Fort Henry, so will check it out tomorrow.

Damm I'll have to move the C&F Team as well. They will hate all that down time.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Monday was the big announcement about Joely getting the coaching position. That means in 4 weeks will be moving to Kingston. Have spent most of the last few days clearing stuff out and organizing my gear.

There is so much stuff a mountain biker has. Sometimes I wonder if I need a team bus, or at the minimum hire a Soigneur to keep thing moving.

In other developments have been working with the coaching staff over the last few weeks working on hill climbing. Now will be moving on with sprints and such. Plus been researching stuff with the Special Projects. Been dealing with bike stuff right now.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Big Changes

It's been a weird week. Between the numerous internet failures, training, and cleaning house before the big move.

Been putting in some big mileage in the last week. Still looking at changes to the Mistress over the next month. Have a saddle on the way but now need a handlebar. Maybe the Salsa MOTO or a On One bar. We will see.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Fox River Socks

It's been roughly 800km's of trail mileage since I received a pair of Fox River AXT-1 socks from www.runningfree.com.

It has been miles of trails and many river crossings. They have held up well to the abuse. They drain well after being submerged during river and creek fordings. Even when wet these wool athletic socks are still comfortable.

Gotta give the guys at foxsox.com for the AXT-1's as they sure can take a beating.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Play Misty For Me

Another day of hill work. And of course it had to be harder then usuall, last week heat, this week rain. Oh well, Bring it on

The real fun of the Rouge rocks and roots

Monday, August 6, 2007


Used the new jersey today. It's a really nice one with a full zipper in the front. I really like it and with the full zip can change the jersey without taking of my helmet.

This full zip got me thinking today. So when i got home from my ride I emailed the Special Projects Team with an idea. They argree that it is a good idea and are presently looking into stuff that will be good for all.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Festivus of Gear

Well, it's been an exellent couple of days. One of the supporters of Team NFI made a gear donation to the team. The gentlemen gave the team a new Fox Flux helmet to try.

This was so unexpected plus am celebrating the cost savings. Now all that is needed is for the special projects team to finish the present special project they are working on. Having a meeting with them on Tuesday to finalize some details.

On the other front, am meeting with both my coach plus equipment tester. Have to plan out the coming weeks training.

Friday, August 3, 2007


Been a busy couple of days with Gabriele and such. Haven't had much time to post. Especially since we are at Joely's Aunts place for the week.

Have been riding and have found a potential DH line. Plus have pretty much got the Chromag Stylus set up the way I want it. Will post up more with pic's later.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Into the void

Tonight dusted off the headlamp to do a night ride. It's been 6 months since the last night ride. I should do more. There are skills one can gain from riding at night, the ability to see things at a glance.

Though the bonus of getting away from the relatives is good to.