Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Challenge Accepted

First time in 5 years had to wait for a train at this spot.

Device giving my road speed. Is that a Challenge? Went back to do it again and goy it up to 39kmh. Do it again tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rain Ride

Camera was wet so hard to get better shots.

And thus it begins.

                                          Wet gloves rule.

                Oh, no flooding yet? Wait till tomorrow.

                         Cleanest the Planet X has been in months.

                        Hmm.. I think my saddle is to far back.

Superstar Components XCR ST Single Ring Chainguide

Earlier this year I picked up this guide for single chain ring set ups from Superstar Components out of the UK.  Seeing as I was looking for a solution to not needing more then one chainring.  And after looking at other options this seems to have fit the bill. The biggest challenge being if you went with a plate it only attaches to the BB. Meaning there was no ISCG tab style only the pull my BB option. 

 After a bit of modification as the plastic guide part wasn't meant for use with a bash guard. So the outer bit had to have some plastic removed. Once that was done it fit on perfectly.  As you can see in the pic.

 And after several months of use it has been going well. Except for one little niggle. That being that it is way to easy to have the guide spin around. And the little grub screw is way to small to get enough torque to keep in place.  I would have much preferred to use a plate mount in the back. But again Superstar does not offer the XCR in ISCG mount only BB. That would have been a much better option .

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Axiom Helix Bottle Cage

What does one say about a bottle cage? It comes in various flavours depending upon how much money you decide you don't need. Carbon, titanium, aluminium, and steel. And even mixes of aloy's as they call it.  All really for the simple purpose of holding a water bottle in place and prevent it from bouncing down the road after one smacks a pothole.

So what can I say about this Axiom version that comes in some Magnesium Alloy and in this version black? Well of course we all know magnesium tends to spark when it hits things like rocks and pavement when it slides as well. And before you ask no I haven't tested that yet and don't plan to. But it does do it's job well of bottle retention.

 One added bonus with this specific cage as shown in the lower photo is it is perfect shape and size for holding an Ice Capp . Not significant but great near the end of a ride as one is nearing home. Not a big deal really but still nice feature that was unintended in it's design.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Norris of Flood

 Post this mornings work and storms headed out for a 90 minute ride.

                                     Punishment for riding with PED's?

       And nature provides a new challenge. Just needs to be moved by mind tools.                               

                                  And new challenge in place.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Blood Ride

It seems some pruning is required.

                                       Nice full bore slide out.

                                           Hmmm... tacky trail.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Oh The Morality

Sorry to disappoint the Morals and Ethics commission with non PED pedals.

                               Is this an MTBr EC spy?

                                  Or could it be this one?

               I'm guessing this little sapling will be gone soon.

                It seems the TT course needs to be harder.

                    Is that a dragon or another spy of the MTBr mafia?

Hmm it appears I have natural velcro.

              Non Morals and Ethics Commission approved.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Double Track bash

What does one do the day after getting laid off? They go for an exploration ride on a hot afternoon. The goal was to follow atv double track that follows a hydroline and comes out at Odessa. Not a big deal but unless it's really dry it is at least half of it a bog. So one needs to do it when it is dry or super dry like now.

Odessa is somewhere that a way.

Hmmm could have used an El Borracho to carry a beer at this point.

Dead end with a fence.

This roughly 8 months of the years is a bog.

      Two and a half hours of bashing quad track looks like this.


                  Oh.... what will the nutrition harpies think? The Horror.