Monday, November 30, 2009

Another 29er Believer

I recently received a note that Kelly Klein is has complete the build on his 29er. He was rewarded for his trek to the Big Wheeled Ballyhoo through road conditions not seen in ages. He braved the snow joined the crew for pancakes.

Kelly's journey was rewarded with him being the recipient of the generously donated (by Price Point) Sette Razzo 29er Frame. He and Patty of Cyclesport in North Platte spent some time getting the frame built up into a stunning bike.

I don't know the exact specs, but the pictures show it to be one smart looking ride. Looks like an amazing rig just sitting still.

Kelly Klein writes; "I just wanted to thank Price Point and Matt G for sponsoring Ballyhoo. I’m very appreciative for winning the frame and had a great time building it up. Big thanks to Patty at Cycle Sport for some great help putting it all together. I really ended up with a great ride. We made it a 1x9 with mostly race components. Its super light, fast and a blast to ride."

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Late Fall Trail Report: Saturday

Met up with Paul on his new Fuji 29er. The Fuji Tahoe is a really sweet rig. The price is reasonable and the parts spec is great. Even though we ran into a number of trail issues due to downed trees, Paul was loving life on his new 29er.

Church Grove is buried under a number of downed trees. Both the cut off and upper sections were hike-a-bike adventures.

We have no idea what makes mounds like this. Paul dug down into some of the deposits and couldn't find a hole of any kind.

Paul rolling the big wheels.

The new Fuji up close.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Return of Fall . . . Again

The 14" of snow in the Brady area from a week ago has almost fully melted. The riding is great if you are selective with your trail choice. There are a lot of downed and uprooted trees, so a hike-a-bike becomes necessary in some areas until we get them cleared.

The ridge trails and those with good exposure and drainage are perfect (minus a few deep hoof marks).

Shaded trails like Rhems Way are sloppy, sloppy, sloppy.

Evidence of the major snow storm is still present, but should be gone in another week if the forecast holds.

If you take the correct line, the valley is dry enough to ride.