Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Little Trials

A interview with a trials rider from Vancouver BC.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I was a little bored a few days ago and thought to try this idea. I mounted my drop bars on the Concubine. More based on the fact it's taking along time to accumulate the parts for the yet to be named road bike.

I guess some people call it monstercross but whatever. In reality I wanted to try out a different set up. Partially because I have always wanted to try it out. And because cyclocross racing begins in about 6 weeks. Well, when ever the OCA actually gets some info out. But more on that in another post.

So far it seems okay. the biggest problem so far is the stem needs to be 70mm not 90mm. And needs a 15 to 20 degree rise. It's still effecting my hands a bit plus feel a bit stretched out. Though the bigger issue is the little brake pad retaining bolt has siezed. Will have to use the vice at the shop to help deal with it this week.

A little fun item that came of the the Chromag Bikes Blog,

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Rain Ride

Went out to Picton to ride the trails at McCauley Mountain. Well what passes for a mountain in Ontario.

In the darkness of the forest.

I'm surprised they allow this in Ontario. You'd think i would have been ripped out an d filled with rock.

Mud was the flavour of the day.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Black and Decker

Finally had the chance to head up to Brockville to hit the Black and Decker trails. After fighting the lousy drivers on the 401 got to hit the trails.

The area is kind of interesting. Lot's of loops that kind of end up in circles yet are all fun. Lots of rock and fun little climbs. Unfortunately didn't get to the other section that is on the other side of the 401.

Creek crossing with to options.


A scratch??

Lots of rock faces like this.

Nice rock to skinny.

I really want to go back to ride it again. The plan is to go back mid August probably on a Wednesday. This time I'll be on flat pedals.

It should be noted that after sweating out about 5 lbs of water, the ice cold frappucionno tasted good.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Horseshoe DH

Went up to Horseshoe Resort new Barrie. They have opened up a new MTB park, well they only have 2 trals. But still it's another new option for riding.

Heading up the lift.

Officially killed my arm armour.

Some trail

View across the valley.

Definitely worth going to ride.They have a 3rd trail that has recently opened. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get pic's of it. Low key atmosphere and no stress from other riders trying to run you down.