29 August 2006 - 21:21Filler
Every once in a while, I like to slack off completely, hence no riding shots or recent updates.
Well, now my slackometer has reached peak levels, and I can now resume my normal duties.
We never did go ride last Thursday, mainly because it was my birthday. We had to get our BBQ and drink on before the kids needed to go home and be put to bed. Plus, by the time we would have rallied everyone together for the ride, we would have been in pitch black darkness an hour from the car. And I, like my friends, have no idea where my lights are right now…
So here is the promised picture of Orange Bike.
It is a size large AIR 9, with a 100mm Reba, set up with a 1×9 drivetrain. I really like the way this bike behaves in the woods. It reminds me of a bike I once had about 10 years ago, a 16″ GT Zaskar. It was anodized ink blue, and had a White Bros SC90 fork on it. It was (for me, then) the perfect woods missile. I had IRC 2.2 Missiles for tires coincidentally. It’s funny how things always come full circle. And so it is again that I ride a longish travel, smallish sized hard tail with fat tires. I call this style of bike a “Gun”, poached from a type of surfboard used to play in big waves.
What fun it is to ride the same terrain that you used to only trust with your long travel full suspension bike.
But wait, after the hard tail, I started riding a full suspension bike………………
In the shop we have lots of new products.
I recently took delivery of the Superior Blue Salsa El Mariachi, and the new polished Salsa Delgado rims.
Also new is the Fisher Caliber, of which I will post some pictures of when it stops raining outside.
I also stumbled across a website that resonates with me. This guy rides all day epic rides out in the magnificent South West, and drinks beer afterwards. And he does it on a 29er singlespeed.
Now I feel older and fatter than ever.
More to come!