Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
If you enjoy long, semi technical mountain bike rides, you owe it to yourself to check out the South Boundary trail outside Taos, New Mexico. Aaron Lindsey and myself made the 12 hour drive from Fort Worth to make the ride. Even Aaron's gastrointestinal explosions in the car couldn't deter me (we drove mostly with the windows down).
The South Boundary trail runs parallel to the dividing line between the former Taos and Rio Grande Del Rancho land grants. Blazed by ranchers in the late 1800's as a route to drive sheep from Taos to high country grazing areas it is still 80% singletrack. The trail was 22 miles long as we rode it. The starting elevation is approximately 9000 feet and climbs to 10,000. A good map and a trail guide are good things to have as there are several opportunities to get lost.
We stayed at the Adobe Wall in Taos and hired Rey at Gearing Up Bikes to shuttle us over to the start on forest road 76 outside of Angel Fire. After 5.5 hours of riding we dropped right back in to our room at the Adobe Wall.
A post ride party at Eske's Pub is a must. Great beer and food made on site!
I'm already planning a trip for next summer. Let me know if you wanna go.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Why is this dude smiling so much? Because he is stoked out of his mind! Take a look at Casey Hauan's new custom built Salsa la Cruz. Casey spared no expense on what he calls his "grocery getter". Here is the parts spec:
- Salsa la Cruz Frameset
- Chris King Brown; hubs, hesdset, headset spacers, bottom bracket.
- Velocity Deep V Teak Wood Grain Rims
- 105 Crank with single 42t Spot Brand Ring
- Salsa Crossing Guard Replacing Outer Ring
- N-Jump Gear On The Inside
- Sram Rival Rear Derailleur
- Sram 10 Speed Bar End Shifter On Right Side Only (Bike is 1X10)
- Salsa Shaft Seatpost
- Salsa SUL Stem
- Brooks Saddle
- Salsa QR Levers, Crank Brothers Pedals and Wood Grain Bottle Cage Coming Soon
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Looking for a great track frameset? Check out this Italian made Bianchi D2 Pista. These frames are light/stiff and come equipped with an aero carbon fork. We have two 53cm and one 51cm in stock. Give us a call if you have any questions or just stop by and have a look. (817) 924-1333
Thursday, August 6, 2009
After a ten week wait we finally have Colonel's custom jerseys in stock. These are are club cut (some of the fitter folks call them "chub cut") and full zip. We have sizes XS through XXL. Priced at $89.99. Come and get em. Yee Haaa! Just in time to stand out in the crowd at the Hotter Than Hell. Your friends will be sure to locate you in the green and orange.