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A Tale of Two Rides

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in Bikes, Daily Blog | Comments Off

A Tale of Two Rides

I find that I often get my greatest ideas when I am out riding. Something about the physical exertion that stimulates my brain. I can turn out more ideas than I know what to do with. Trouble is I have to remember them so that I can explore them further. As a result, when I am maximizing brain time on a ride, my rides are not usually my best. Thus, the Tale of Two Rides. One ride is a ride of thoughts, the other a ride of focused physical action. When I am riding well I am focused on riding. I am not thinking. I am prepared for quick reactions and transitions. I can do bigger drops, carve...

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One Way To Get A New Bike

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Bikes, Daily Blog, Reviews | 1 comment

One Way To Get A New Bike

For years I pedaled a 94 steel hard tail. I love that bike. It climbs like a beast and carves turns like butter. A little over 2 years ago I found a Moots Smoothie full suspension ride for a screaming deal on E-bay. I got to ride it for a season and I was beginning to feel a real connection with the bike. Toward the end of the season I went for a ride then strapped it on the roof of my wifes car. We rarely carried the bikes that way and only remembered it was there when the bike met the garage and collapsed to the ground. The damage was completed when my wife, in her concern, put the car in...

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