Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Shawn's temporary Ride

Since he killed his 29 Shawn is gonna run an old skool 26in rigid.

Carbon frame and fork. Ti saddle. Not quite as plush as he is used to.

From Drop Box

And, on that note. I sent an email last night but it seems that the new iPhone OS sucks balls so you didn't get it. Ride tonight at 4ish at the nut. Trying to squeeze in one last roll b/f the slurricane...

Monday, June 21, 2010

HD Trail Cam. Walnut Creek. 6/19/2010

Johnny chasing Shawn. the Nut. June 2010.

Root Drop ~30 seconds in.
JohnnyMotoX Pro Wheelie ~2:30
Poison Oak, right forearm ~3:23
Creek climb ~7:45

Post Father's Day wrap-up

Saturday's ride at The Nut was awesome. Had a great first lap but bonked on the second. I'm blaming my epic quad-cramp on over-consumption of those silly little squeeze-food thingies (while purposefully overlooking that six pack I chugged Friday night). I mean, really - when has beer ever hurt anyone?

Saturday went out to the greenbelt with Damon. Started at the entrance behind the Toys-R-Us. Headed West for a few miles. Found myself hike-n-biking while hanging onto chains and navigating green mossy rocks in clip-less shoes. The trail could only be described as 'retarded technical'. We headed up some unofficial trail called sweet sixteen cause it crossed the little rocky creeks 16 times. On my hard-tail with ~3.5 inches of travel in the front I had a dual concern. Making sure I didn't endo over the 75 billion baby-heads and making sure that my seat didn't pop up and crush my prostate through my diaphragm. Since I can still pee and my collar-bone is in one piece (knock on wood) I'd consider the ride a total success.

Really though - I gotta work on some technical skills. I was like a piss-scared 10 yr old girl out there. If Johnny had been filming, he'd have titled the youtube upload "Sweet Baby Jesus Thad, If I'd have wanted to come on a fucking hike I'd have worn different shoes"

Friday, June 18, 2010


I have 2 pairs of Ergon grips - one Long and one Short. I figured that long was for rapid fire and short was for grip shift but guess what? Long is the same length as short, it is just slightly wider.

Hey Ergon - you're frickin stupid.

So, I chopped the Longs (large) off and put them on the GS and put the Short (smalls) on the carbon.
Father's day ride weekend...

Saturday - the Nut with the boys early.

Sunday - Greenbelt with Damon, then beer, then beer, then beer and bbq.

Check this vid of Johnny - minute 1:00. Tabletop.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

10 feet in the air

Thursday after work

Shawn and I are gonna ride the Nut ~4:30 today. One mellow lap.

Weekend - Saturday morning Nut early - Shawn Thad Rob and maybe MotoX if he can get out of his family obligations.

You thought the biggest hazard at the Nut was the root drop? Nope, it's actually the frickin' dingos that live there...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


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