Friday, June 30, 2006
Friday, June 23, 2006
Great Divide RaceNot sure if you've been keeping tabs on ultra-endurance off-road races, but I think this one takes the cake: the Great Divide Race. It starts today at the top of the U.S. and ends at the bottom, navigating through the hilliest parts of the country. Totally self-supported, with a bunch of other rules, turning up the insanity factor to eleven.
Who am I rooting for? My frame magician, who's gittin' er done on a fixie, drop bars and all.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
W@W, 06-21-06My shots from the first Wednesdays at Wakefield race are up.
Let me know if you see something you want a larger copy of. These thumbnails are quicky-processed. The full-sized versions should come out better.
My blog post about the race shooting (not much there that I haven't said here):
If you want to use my shots anywhere, a photo credit (and a link back to my gallery, if online) would be nice. Other racers might want to see themselves in action, ya know.
Friday, June 16, 2006
RaggedThis always happens to me. I take off for a few weeks from work and ride so much and so often - without resting or recovering properly - that I end up getting sick one way or another. I just can't help it though. To me, a sunny day off automatically translates into a day to ride.
Takin' it easy on the Meneka Peak Trail
I realized how bad I felt when JoeP and I went to Elizabeth Furnace, one of the premiere rides in the area, and I kept asking him what was the fastest way back to the car. I think he thought I was joking, but I wasn't. Three hours of sleep and a bad sore throat, I dragged ass almost the whole way entirely. When I got back, the cold kicked in full bloom and I was down for the next four days.
Congestion's almost left my body. I'm glad. Races start up again next week and I can't wait. A few more weeks vacation, but I'll be sure to pick and choose my rides more carefully. That, or sleep more than four hours a night.
Above pic by JoeP, the Fearless Dogeater.
Friday, June 09, 2006
TiA new company hopes to use an MIT-developed process to produce clean, cheap titanium. Current methods produce titanium which costs about $40/lb and creates toxic waste as a by-product. The company hopes to take the cost down to $3/lb. Plus the new process doesn't spew the toxic-yuck that the old process did.
Ti frames for everybody! (Er, eventually).