Justin and I confirmed today that the new section of the AZ Trail starting a few miles NW of X9 to Saguaro East is off limits to bicycles. I'm a fan of multi-use trails and am not a hater of the equestrian users. But I gotta tell you... the trail leading up to the "off limits sign/gate" was rutted and torn to hell from horse hooves. Why are bikes not allowed? We don't do that kind of damage. Ugh.
Ellsworth is introducing a new 180mm travel mountain bike. They don't have a name and are currently running a contest where you can provide 3 potential names for the new bike. If they pick your name. You get the bike.
Click here... Name It & Win It
Roof rack stolen from my car last night sometime between 10 pm and 7:30 AM. It was locked on so the thieves may have a bit of experience doing this. Filed a claim with Tucson police and insurance. For anyone going to the swap meet this weekend or who likes to look around on craigslist, the setup is above.
Charcoal Grey wins by a very narrow margin.
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- Ocean is cool...Oranges...I like orange!
- redesign the entire jersey
- Redesign, dark green with a bolder blacker logo
- Yep definatley royal for the uk pirates
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-Cell phone, Helmet...
-Raging calf muscles
-Tweezers, 3 X 16oz air canisters and 2 scopes1st Endurance EFS in water bottle with ice
-When in Idaho the needs are the same except the comb, no cacti here. When we rode in the mountains near Sun Valley we did bring bear repellant, too many sightings of bears not to be cautious.
Ekstundo LTD. is a company out of Slovenia that has released an interesting new bicycle hub design. Basically, it looks like Ekstundo's E-HUB uses an internal spring to help redistribute power to the drivetrain during the "dead spots" of your pedal stroke. The company claims their E-HUB increases efficiency and performance (by reducing your required power output) by 7-10%.
It doesn't look like they have a US distributor at this time... but the hubs are showing up on EBay (presumably sold by Ekstundo) for around $600/ea. They have both road and mountain versions, currently being used in UCI sanctioned races, compatible with 8,9, & 10 speed Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo drivetrains. They also custom build the hubs to match your skill and yearly mileage specs. I couldn't find a weight for the hubs listed on their website, so I sent the company an inquiry. I'll let you know what they say in the response.
Esktundo LTD Website
E-HUB Discussion Thread
These are the color mock-ups we got from the guys over at Primal today. Please take a second to review the color options and vote on which color jersey you would like us to choose for the next run... click here
Good Times! Lets get another Sedona trip together soon
Nate Dog with some tricks to show us!
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