Wrench-toting monkey by day... and minus the wrenches at night.
I have a pit bike, and it came around because I started racing and my teenage son decided he'd start racing, too. Since we were in the same class (Cat4/5 sloths), well... two bikes it is.
Since then, he's not ridden much and I've gotten rid of the MTB and road bike and all I have is 'cross bikes. So... pitbike.
And yes, it has saved me on two occaisions. Except going to Worlds. then I just drug around a bunch more crap.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on The Dirtbag Chronicles: To Pit Bike, or Not To Pit Bike
I think a Union would be cool... Nice Guys on Bikes Local 3.1415 or Global andInternational Brotherhood of Thinking Fellas (yeah, I hadn't thought out the acronym).
Agreed. Be nice to people, regardless of what they ride or where. For that matter, just be nice to people.
1 year, 2 months ago on If You Think Racing Cyclocross is Tough ... A Column by Lee Waldman
That was my first USGP race, what a blast. And Tim rocking that moustache! He should have kept it. He would have looked perfect in the Papa John's Camaro.
1 year, 6 months ago on Behind THE Barriers Season Two, Episode 10 is Live
TIm Johnson is your mustache leader!
1 year, 7 months ago on Powers Outsprints Wells to Make it Two Wins in Two Days at USGP Louisville — UPDATED Full Report, Results
here's the photo of my stem (slogan courtesy of my Leathernecks Nation biker friends):
1 year, 7 months ago on The Girl With The Cowbell Tattoo: Death Before DNF
I agree with mtbwrx . I thought it was a well-run event and kudos go to the crew or all the time and effort they put into the Ohio State Champs. I'm certainly looking forward to next year.
1 year, 7 months ago on Photo Gallery: Ohio State Cyclocross Championships
Ah, thank you! I purchased a Fuji Cross Pro last year and for the past year I have been terribly dissapointed in the front shifting. I tweaked it myself and then had several shops work on it. I eather had to really lean on the lever to get it in the big ring (not an option during those oxygen-deprived moments called a race) or it would irregularly toss it over the big ring. It's better now but still at times requires effort to shift up to the big ring.
Now I know to check out the derailler pulley or just flat-out replace it.
1 year, 7 months ago on Mechanical Mondays: Pre-Season Equipment Improvements; A Case Study
The CapCityCross group is getting their weekly mid-week practice/mini-race going but as a field service guy I rarely get to participate. Bummed.
However, on weekends there is a short dirt track nearby that a motorcycle shop uses to demo ATVs and dirt bikes. It is short - 1.5 to 2 minute laps - but it has a hairpin turn, short steep climb with turn and off-camber descent, enough straightaway for a couple of portable barriers and places for me to work on cornering at speed. I spend 45 minutes to an hour out there and then ride the hour and half loop on the roads where i string together the short but steep hills around here. During the week I try to hit local MTB trails with the 'cross bike, time-permitting.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Girl With The Cowbell Tattoo: Things Fall Into Place
Ack. Harbor Freight no longer carries.... must... find... substitute!
1 year, 11 months ago on Mechanical Mondays: The Conical Brush
Last season was my first season to race 'cross - or anything, for that matter. Mid-race of the third race that season I was exchanging places with a kid who rode MTB and found that he was gapping me through the turns and corners, while I made up ground on the straight sections. That was a big "a-ha!" moment for me. Now to go outside and work on that.
1 year, 11 months ago on It’s Always a Good Day to Ride: Learning to Trust the Bike and Find Those Mad ’Cross Skillz
Congrats to Barry indeed. Good form, dear boy.Happy that I made the top 5 (or so...). Very happy. Oh well. Maybe I'l just keep it and use it later. Or sell it on eBarf...
2 years, 4 months ago on The Top Five Stories and a Contest Winner
SpindexWeekly ThrowdownWe did all the hard work for you, you just have to readMind FieldPeanut Butter & Bananas
... That's all I've got for now.
2 years, 4 months ago on Monkeys, Ice Cream, and Everything In Between