Tuesday, October 25, 2005


I added one of those site tracking maps to this blog, which shows where visitors live. I'm surprised that many people are visiting this site, so maybe I should start adding some more interesting and frequent content eh?. I took it off, way too slow..

For the first time in the 18 or so years that I've been riding and racing mtn bikes, I finally have an injury that's keeping me off the bike. I pulled a hamstring in a skateboard incident. Wasn't a wipeout, or an accident, or even a fall, but it's done a number on my leg for a while.

I came off the board,
board still rolling slowly,
I jump back on,
front foot makes it,
back foot doesn't and drags behind.
Front foot pulls away and rips my hamstring,
putting me into a deep split

Saturday, October 15, 2005


Who knew there were mountain bike comics in the Post? Not me. I pretty much quit reading the comics when The Far Side and Calvin and Hobbes (whose writer was also a mtn biker) ended. Found these from a MORE thread.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Buzzard Rocks

an unexpected shock blowout messing around on some hops the night before, meant
I'd be doing Buzzard Rocks on a SS and a rigid for the first time.
a good ride until we lost our mojo,
Joe endo'd and broke a spoke,
Pierre endo'd and broke his rear brake lever,
we had some tube issues,
our frames took some damaging rock scapes,
some legs did too,
we cleaned many of the sections,
Joe riding big!
we all loved it,
Pierre says he'll be back next week

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Trail Maintenance

Conway-Robinson trail work was today,
I was kinda bummed that it was today, 2 races to choose from,
Small turnout, big plans
We ended up getting a surprising amount done,
I even started suggesting additional things,
Was reminded of the low turnout,
Held my tongue,
No new responsibilities…..
No new responsibilities…..