Friday, March 30, 2012

Creaky Crank

Well. guess I got in one's dollar value.

Drive side crank has been creaking a bit for a couple of months. No amount of tightening could really stop it. But the day after snapping my chain when I was rechecking the chain spotted this.

As the crank works it's way around.

Till it finishes here. No wonder the crank not only creaked but never stayed tight.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Saturday went for a ride in the Don Valley.

Ooops.. bit of the trail took a journey.

Looks like they will be working in the Motown area soon.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Infidel In Dundas

Due to how things ended up working out I had to bail on the Tour Du Buttertart a week ago Saturday. Sometimes things happen for a reason.

It actually works out for the better as to date every ride in Dundas has been with a group.ride organized by Marc. This doesn't seem significant but really the only time I have done anything on or around the Escarpment from Dundas to the Brock Monument has been organized by others. I won't go into details as that is for another story. But the Escarpment area mentioned is kind of a mental black hole for me. As it was a significant dark time in my life.

This was the first time I actually wandered around checking out both parts of the Monstercross course as well as new areas. Pushing my comfort zone. Plus trying out the new cross frame in different terrain.

The bike wants to go this way.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Stem Freshness

First upgrade on the CX bike is a new yet not new stem. Been sitting in the parts bin for a while as it was a warranty exchange from 2 years ago and never used since.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ice Cream Skies Ride

With the weather today headed back to CB to explore some more of the Quad track. Not always great but sometimes following the tracks can lead to some other stuff to rider.

Paused to listen to the wind and the cars speeding along the highway.

What's that over there? Let's go find out.

Surprising for all the sun it gets to still have all this ice.

Not a hard core trail ride but still better then dodging cars.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Followed some Quad track into a different aea today.

Backcountry Research Back Forty.. doing it's job well. Keeping a spare tube on the frame. No more forgetting a tube because of taking a different bike.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Slippery When Frozen

Heading out on the Rock Garden TT.

Another shorts day.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Zoo Loop

The day before heading down to Toronto new CX tires finally arrived.

On Saturday headed out in perfect wind conditions to do the Zoo Loop. Perfect being 80kmh wind gusts.

Grinding into the wind near the old dump.
Last time I did this loop was on the Rail.

Did it 3 times. Not bad but have figured out I need to switch the handlbars as I like the Ritchey Biomax bars. I find it is less of a drop. It was what the Rail had and is the best bar for me and my style of riding.