Thursday, September 24, 2009


Last thursday I was riding at Corby South just about the time it was getting a little dark. Just after riding thru the tennis court area , I rode over the wooden bridge and went thru fishing line that was tied to both sides of the end, It snapped easily and wasnt a big deal. Today I was riding in the same spot and this time a thick bailing wire was wrapped around the end. I stopped and pulled it off and it didnt get me. Be careful out there guys, between broken bridges and booby-traps riding can be dangerous!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Natures humble pie...

Went for a ride this Saturday, parked down at Corby for a change of pace. Wanted to see if/how Krug as gotten me in a little better shape.
Started on Corby S. and damn its rutted out. I have no idea on how to fix that, but parts made me feel like I was riding Landahl. Anyway, if you are wondering what is the best way to get in shape, just ride Krug. I have been out there exclusively for about a month or so and riding through Corby S. I can really tell the difference. Its nice to find yourself with gas left in the tank after climbing stuff that usually puts you on your ass..

It was after this loop on South that Mother Nature told me to slow the F down. I had just gotten off the phone with BradBob (computer issues) and told him about how nice it was to ride through south and it being nice that my legs are in better shape.
Now, I have ridden Krug continuously for month or so, ridden in about half a dozen races, ridden other technical trials around the state can’t remember a time where I took a good spill. Where do I crash so hard I thought I pissed myself? Yep, you guessed it, Corby North!!!
Don’t even know how I did it, found my left hand not gripping my handle bars thinking that was odd and about the time I thought “Shit this is going to……” I was driving my hip and shoulder into the ground going about 13-16 (trying to race the clock).. Actually had to walk this one off a little… Thank god there was know one around to see this debacle.
Needless to say, I had a nice relaxed ride for the rest of the day… Quite nice actually…

On another note, the Hippy and Hoppe went down to race at Swope on Sunday… Think they had some technicals but enjoyed themselves… Fellas, give us a run down!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ride from hell yesterday....

Went out for a “quick” loop yesterday though Krug and should have known things weren’t going to go my way when I go to put my jersey on and the flippin zipper is busted. Well, I am going to ride anyway so I tuck the front into my shorts in a lame attempted to keep it kind of closed and a little less “faabulous”…
Not more than a mile or so in I am all over the place, both tires are really low. So I stop to air them up with a CO2 because I am lazy, can’t get the damn thing to work… Turns out I have used all the ones I have with me, damn it. I don’t like using my hand pump because its so small it takes forever. Luckily enough for me BradBob came by while I was sweating away on pump number 645 and hooked me up with some CO2.. THANKS BUDDY!!
Onward I go, legs feeling pretty good, not wonderful, but I think I am going to be able to put in a pretty good lap time.. (Hoppy, I knocked about 45-50 seconds off my best time).
So I finish pretty spent when I come to realize my F-ing phone flipped out of my holder! So its out there somewhere, I have a pretty good idea where it is, and I will have to climb that son of a bitch power-line hill backwards to get it! (Insert many, many explicatives here)
So off I go to try and find it. Luckily enough for me I did get it, right about where I thought it would be, however at this time I realize that the Cateye computer in which I have borrowed from BradBob is not on my handlebars. (You have got to be F-ing kidding me!)
No worries Brad, I found the damn thing which was a bit harder than finding a phone let me tell you…
Sorry this post is so long, but I had to share!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Nice riding this weekend... Hope you got out!

Took some pics of Krug while out
Man I love Single Speed

Red Bridge
One of the creek crossings

Yes, there is a bit of climbing out at Krug. The fellas cut everythign nicely though, nothing is straight up. There is only one climib I have not been able to do thus far. Still you can do it with gears I bet.

View from the top, great view pic does not do it justice

Pine forrest

One of the bench cut climbs

little gully thats a bitch to climb when going backwards. Came close once.

Saw someone with out of town plates when I was leaving, nice to see people coming in to ride out there. Hope you enjoyed it.

Friday, September 4, 2009