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Nino Schurter's World Cup victory in 2012 sent ripple effects through the world of mountain biking. He rode to victory on the new 'tweener-size 650b wheels. Is the 650b (27'') wheel a new industry standard? Is this a technological breakthrough that will make a difference in the overall handling and speed of the mountain bike? Or, is this another industry trend that will run its course? Is the 26 inch wheel a thing of the past? Anyone riding on 650bs? Can we get a conversation started on this?
Photo Courtesy of Hugh Jones
Friday, November 02, 2012
Fruita of the Front Range?
Last week while visiting family I had a chance to ride the South Lake Pueblo mountain bike trails in Pueblo, Colorado. NICE! Some of the locals refer to these trails as the Fruita of the Front Range. You be the judge. I did parts of the intermediate XC loop and was most pleased. The trails are in a semi-desert region. Hence, they are generally dry during the winter and early spring. The trail is comprised of a rather uniquely colored pale yellow shale. On parts of the singletrack it sounds as if you are riding on top of broken pieces of china. A tire with an aggressive tread and robust sidewalls is highly recommended. For the brave of heart there are plenty of technical challenges--yikes! Here’s a helpful trail map and directions to the trail head. If you can’t make it to all the way to Moab or Fruita this spring, South Lake Pueblo might be a good second choice.
Monday, October 01, 2012
Hello Omaha friends. I do not post here often, but when I do it is to promote free gravel grinding in the spirit of the open roads in beautiful cool Nebraska. Check out the race that goes off for the third consecutive year in North Omaha. http://rockroadjackrabbit.blogspot.com/ I hope to see you there Oct 13th. Dave Tyler
Friday, September 28, 2012
A memorial ride celebrating the life of Tony Naikelis and his contributions to the local mountain biking community is planned for Saturday October 13th starting from the Lewis and Clark landing at 11:00 a.m.
The group will be riding to Lewis and Clark Park in Council Bluffs for a mountain bike ride and brief service. If you knew Tony or just appreciate the legacy he left behind please plan to attend. All are welcome.