Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This will be the sight of the Boulder Cup this Sunday...more sand anyone? Open wide.
Lap One, the second barriers
Burnsy good start, Elgee back about 30th
Boulder CX #3 - 35+ Cat 4 - Lap 1 from Dale Riley on Vimeo.
And NOT thisNot that I'm tooo pissed or anything, but I do believe I was planning on racing at Harlow Platts this Sunday for Boulder Cup Day. Now before YOU get your panties in a ball and think I'm gonna start railing on the promoters (ahem)......well, they actually have nothing to do with this one as Mr. Grealish stated in his informative release...
City of Boulder owes all of us. Damn, I'm ready for the Wilderness Hidden Gems meeting now.....
VERY IMPORTANT MEETING TONIGHT AT THE EAGLE COUNTY BUIDLING, WILDERNESS HIDDEN GEMS ON THE PUBLIC TABLE
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Super tacky was the word, powder bike day for sure...
This is where I ended up with a trip to the ER earlier this season when a pedal cage came off the spindle hopping one of these roots, I basically pulverized myself...but it's all good now, thankfully.
And then there was the party thrown by the Dusty Boot who sponsored us in Mobe on Saturday eve, eat and drink till you are uncomfortably running to the toilet...check out the rad rigid SS this dude is rockin on the cake....Petron was in order.
Monday, October 26, 2009
The lead group charges the sand climb up from the beach in a blizzard, Danny's mom screaming encouragement
Jonathan Baker takes a turn at derailing Summerhill
This would not be J Dubs day as temps dropped and Jake got chilled causing trouble handling the bike with cold hands...
Alison Powers would dominate the women's open field with Irmeger and Duke finishing out the podium...
Sunday, October 25, 2009
On a gloomy, snowy day in what could have been the Belgian National Championships, except this was at the Boulder Reservoir, Everybody I know raced very hard and well for there is no other way to do it at the Rez. I think it is safe to say that the sand is still there, and utilized in a way that not even an Afghanian prisoner of war could appreciate. My solution to ending war is to threaten whomever we may be at difference with, the chance that if they are captured by the Red, White and Blue, that they be forced at gunpoint after paying their $25 to do a 45 minute cross race at the Boulder Reservoir, keep the course as it was today. World peace will be achieved immediately. With that said, the men's open field around here has just been outstanding to watch, not to mention commentate live as the racing each week has been nothing short of amazing. Today it was Danny Summerhill's turn to play dragon slayer as he drove the pace from the start, and finished with a battle for the ages with Dwight, Baker and Pacocha to the end, winning in a CLOSE sprint at the line as he had one last match to burn over Pacocha. If I can dig up some pictures from the races I'll post em, I was too busy yappin on the mmic to take pics, and the race was tight. In the meantime......
Friday, October 23, 2009
OK, OK....I have finally got the chance to sit down and talk about Rudy Project and their "technically cool" eye wear. Trust me, technically cool does not do this product justice as it is so well thought out in design and function that I'll never consider buying another pair of glasses from another manufacturer, not too mention the 2010 Sterling Helmet. I can't say enough good about Rudy. The plus of not reviewing up to this point is that I have had the chance to use the product a ton. This includes in just about every type of riding condition imaginable. I've got a pair of Rydons (Carbon frame with ImpactX Photochromic red lense) as well as the super sick EXOWIND with Crystal frame and ImpactX Photchromic lenses. These are also RX perf to my perscription, just unreal.
I was able to wear these clear RX lenses while racing the 24 Hours of Moab at night, they were simply the best glasses period I have ever used while night riding under STRESSFUL conditions. The design of the lense on both the Rydon and the Exowind have been carefully designed to allow for no "turbulance" behind the lense, which is a bonus when you are pegging it at race pace, no dust or dirt swirling back there and no tearing up from air movement, critical as you know. Impact X means these lenses are unbreakable, a nice feature should you happen to whack a stick or inadvertantly face plant in the wrong place. I like my eyes, and so does Rudy Project.
The helmet is Rudy's latest, and I must say they have really stepped it up. Check out the features in the below vid. The helmet is super comfy and is easily adjusted for comfort, also pretty damn light at 240 grams. Rudy says they refuse to sacrifice weight for safety, which I like. After all, I'm not going to be winning the Tour anytime soon, so a few extra grams to protect my noggin are welcome...I guess you could say I really like the Rudy Project stuff, but I'd say I love it...buy it.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Remember the story about this douche? Notice how he runs his mouth and then ducks out of the crowd before getting body slammed?
And Boulder Cup weekend is just around the corner, how can we ever forget "helmet dude" at Xilinx a couple of years back....classic
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Buffed and perfect grade for middle ring climbing