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Sunday, January 30, 2011

VOS TAKES WORLDS, AGAIN...

The podium explodes into fun mode at Worlds
all photos from CX MAG

Compton trying to escape the power of Vos late in the race and eliminate any chance for a late sprint, smart tactics, but Vos would say no...

pic from cxmag
It was all Vos in 2011 at CX Worlds with a frightening attack halfway through the last lap to capture her third straight World Title. America's Katie Compton who led the majority of the race finished an incredible second for Silver.

U23 last two very exciting laps, Dutch go 1-2
Click the X then watch the vid.


Stybar repeats, with authority
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Vos, Compton, Nash, etched in history...

Friday, January 28, 2011

THERE ARE VERY FEW THINGS IN LIFE....

More frustrating than NOT being able to go ride a bike. Remember that, all of you.
Whether or not you want to wear your helmet...nice example dad.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

BRUTALLY HARD FIGHTING...

Much like these ice climbers in East Vail which I captured doing their deal the other day (while I could still function as a human being), I'm climbing my own wall of ice these days. Surgery has left me in a catatonic state most of the day this week. The ebb and flow of thinking I'm feeling better and then for no reason at all getting smashed in the face only to have to sleep for hours on end has me thoroughly frustrated. I swore seven years ago when I first had this polyp removal surgery that I would never do it again, but I have no choice, this is my genetic footprint and I will have to endure this misery every 4-7 years, and it is brutal, and it is trying to beat me. I'm in the middle of a week long cyclocross race and I'm on lap two, praying for the "one lap to go" bell. Through it all, there have been some amazingly good things that have happened this week, and for that I am thankful. And any year that a team from New York, Boston are out, and with a chance that the team from Green Bay may lose this year in the Super Bowl, it's acutally not that bad. I guess the biggest issue here is that a team from Pittsburgh may win the Super Bowl, again, snore. Think I'll take a nap.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

LET'S LIVIN THIS DAMN BLOG UP! JEEZ LOUISE IT'S GETTING SERIOUS IN HERE

 
With Spring beckoning in the Colorado High Country, here's a little sum sum for you to start dreamin about.
 
And below, we are waiting for the Jono Ridler early rise, reverse camber full  suspension singlespeed 29er mountain bike is up next, of course after he gets done pressing his own rasta Jamaican mega big bend double  twin tip  carbon bamboo ski. Yes, that's righr, I said ski, now he has to build the other one in his own geeeeeeeerage. This could be a ricka, or it could be the future of the sport....stay tuned.

DONE

The wonders of sinus surgery.....such a pleasure.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

KATIE COMPTON IS ROLLIN ON D2 SHOES, CUSTOM FIT AT IT'S FINEST!

Katie Compton prepares for the CX World Championships rockin the D2 shoes

 
The D2 "FANG" is what is driving Katie Compton in Germany towards her onslaught of the 2011 World title, Check out the full line of D2 Custom shoes and color choices by clicking on the image above, and then watch Katie go for the top spot in the world next weekend at Cx magazine!

Check out those custom D2 shoes!
 
Katie photo courtesy of Mark Legg Compton

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

MEANWHILE, BACK AT INTERBIKE 2010....

Just when the driving snow of winter drives me into thoughts of warmer days on the bike, and especially after two amazing days of road riding with my BOMB girlfriend down on the front range, I stumbled upon some stuff I neglected to blog back in September after the road trip to Interbike. So let's have a throw back post today....the road to Vegas with the Feedback Sports guys, to push Squirt Lube at both the Outdoor Demo, which was a cluster, with temps of 100 and winds gusting to 40mph both days..


And then all kinds of killer new product on the hall floor at the Venetian including thes killer new treads from Kenda...


yeah, there were tons of sexy fixies, but I was wearing the wrong kind of jeans to ride one


Very sweet and light new night riding systems, this one from LUU Lighting

Serenity bikes, yeah all one piece


What eva, nothin betta
Rim to win


Cross Vegas rocked it
the end
And then there is this gem, it was late in the day at Dirt Demo day two, and there was beer...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

KATIE COMPTON PREPS FOR CX WORLDS....WITH SQUIRT LUBE

Photos from Mark Legg Compton


As Katie Compton prepares for her onslaught at this year's Cyclocross World Championships, after having already won 4 WORLD CUP races this year alone, one thing is for certain. Katie and husband/mechanic/pit guy Mark Legg will be rockin the Squirt Lube at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships which will take place Jan. 29-30 in St. Wendel, Germany. Mark Legg says Squirt is the only lube that will last the entire race in the brutal European conditions.

Friday, January 14, 2011

THE 2011 ANNOUNCING SCHEDULE THUS FAR. WHERE WILL I SEE YOU?

April 3rd, Sunday/Cult Cross (of course!)
April 10th, Sunday/Mead Roubaix Road Race (not official)
April 23rd, Saturday/Voodoo Fire, Pueblo (RME#1)
May 1st, Echelon Gran Fondo, Tuscon, AZ.
May 7th, Front Range 60 (RME#2)
May 8th, Battle at the Bear, Denver
May 25th, Hammer in the Hay, (Vail Rec District #1)
June 2nd-5th/TEVA MOUNTAIN GAMES/VAIL
June 8th, Eagle Ranch Classic/(VRD#2)
June 12th, Ridgeline Rampage/Castle Rock (RME#3)
June 15th, Berry Creek Bash/(VRD#3)
July 6th, Vail Grind/(VRD#4)
July 16th, Breck 100/68 (RME#4)
July 20th, Boneyard Brawl/(VRD#5)
July 23rd, Echelon Gran Fondo (Seattle)
August 3rd, Davos Dash (VRD#6)
August 17th, Beaver Creek Blast (VRD#7)
September 4th, PV Cycle Derby, Elbert, Co. (RME#6)
September 17th, Echelon Gran Fondo,CA.
September 24th, Echelon Gran Fondo, Hood River, OR.
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Friday, January 7, 2011

CULT CROSS 2011 LIVES

April 3rd, 2011 is the day of reckoning, for me, and you.

SINUS SURGERY, ROUND TWO....


Let me start by saying these are not pictures of my sinuses. With that said, we all have eight sinus cavities in our heads. They help us breath, smell, taste and ride bikes fast if they are normal. The picture up top shows normal, unaffected sinuses which most of us have. Black represents "clear" and open sinuses. The picture below show sinuses packed with infectious material and polyps which some others have. Seven years ago I had major sinus surgery to remove bone, cartilage and infectious material which had packed all of my sinuses solid. People who have a favorable condition to grow these polyps are also unfortunately going to be asthmatic, as the same viral issues create both of these problems, they are brothers. I have them both, and every 6-7 years I must get cleaned out. I did not post my own personal catscan pictures here as you would not be able to see anything clear, there is zero black in the images of any of my eight sinus cavities. I can't smell or taste, and I have been walking around with a sinus infection 24-7 for ten months, tired, stuffed up, feeling like crap and wanting to sleep all day. My seven years is up, and it's time to get augured out again on January 25th, there is no choice.
I would have posted my own catscan pics, but then you would have seen that there are clearly some loose screws.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SKI POWDER AND DRINK YETI"S GRIND COFFEE, IN VAIL.

Start the day off with some killer turns on Vail Mountain
Then head over the the brand spankin new Yeti's Grind in the Solaris building in Vail and do a big ol coffee bong with Tara Picklo, the owner

Nate and Tara Picklo in their new digs in Vail, best coffee in Vail, not too mention off the charts Spicey Chai, my new fav la flave
When you find the new ice skating rink in the new Solaris building in Vail, you have found the new Yeti's Grind

Monday, January 3, 2011

FUNKY CLOUDS, FUNKY BOOTS, FUNKY TELE

There were some very funky clouds around the hill yesterday, apparently a predecessor to the small dump of snow we got last night which had me heading to the parking debacle over in Vail today.
It's the end of the world as we know it...

I repeat, every season, this is NOT telemark skiing, this is Alpine free heel skiing, plastic, medal and cables do not classify as telemark. Nordic skiing is hard, telemark used to be hard, this is easy, go ahead and start your whining, then go jump on your singlespeed..

This is a big bag of smelly shit, and yes, that is a 1986 Spider Ski bag issued from Dano Bruno at Keystone when he was a patroller there
And these are the biggest piece of shit Scarpa Terminator 2 plastic free heel Alpine boots which were all recalled because the billows folded the wrong way out of the factory causing the boot to slice your toes off the first time you dropped to make a turn, they replaced the lowers on ALL of these, I still have a pair of these gems, and they work just fine a million years later.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

AND THE 2010 A2B DOUCHE BAG OF THE YEAR GOES TOO.......

It's a bloody tie! And you know who they are with out explanation....and worthy of a larger FONT ladies and gentleman. AND this post is interactive! Click a pic for the real story..