Sunday, April 27, 2008


Today was the Monster Cookie that starts in Salem. It's basically a flat as a pancake rip from downtown Salem to Champoeg State Park and back. 62 miles. It tends to get a little spirited with the locals and today was no exception. Let's just say there was some discomfort during the ride. I'll see about posting some of the data tomorrow. I did get to test out my Edge 705 with the 'pro' mount and SRM on my race bike.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Faux Wheel

For those non-builders out there, disregard this post. For those out there that don't have a perfectly trued wheel here's an option I've come up with for checking the rearend alignment to the wheel.

It snaps onto an Anvil spacer (which everyone seems to be using). The wheel profile shown is 700x23. I'm going to have faux wheels done in MTB and 29er configurations too. Heck I might even sell a few.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Really? Snow in April? A week after I got a sunburn at Kings Valley. This is BS, I'm moving to San Diego.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Poor Tomeke. He learned a lesson that is invaluable. Don't start the celebration until you know for sure you've won. Especially if that rascal Chavendish is in the field.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


So King's Valley sucked a$$. Well at least the weather was good and Doug O won with Zach W coming in a close second. My race was a joke. I made it halfway threw before not being able to hang on anymore. It sucks because I know I can hang, maybe even race in that field. I'm trying to find some more time to train and I'm looking at making every minute on the bike matter, no more junk miles.

I'm also trying to scrape together the cash to buy a fit bike. I'm pretty sure I can do it. It'll be pretty cool to have a bike I can fit people on before I build them a frame. I think I'll be the only one in the mid valley with one.

Friday, April 11, 2008

King's Valley

Alright tomorrow is King's Valley Road Race, a classic in these parts. I've attempted this race a bunch of times and have always had the worst of luck. Hopefully tomorrow will be different. I'm going into it with hardly any training in my legs and a few pounds over weight. I'm sure I'll be a factor in the finish....right.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Bicycle Paper Luv

A little more press coverage from NAHBS.
Check it!

Saturday, April 05, 2008


I wussed out of doing the stage race this weekend. I just couldn't justify the entry plus all the driving, especially when I don't know how my fitness is doing. So instead of racing this weekend I'm getting in a couple solid rides. Good luck to Doug W and Mick (even if he is in a FRM kit this weekend) It's pretty cool to know that I don't have to be at every race now and I'll still have good guys out there to show off the bikes. Now if I could just get Damian racing before September.

Today was 3.5 hours. I was able to shang-hi the ride today so we could do some of the tougher climbs around Salem. For 'climbs', what we have around here is not very long, about 2 miles, but gains on average about 800feet in the 2 miles. One climb is just 1.1 miles long with a gain of 800 feet. Sick. So it was throttle it on the climbs and noodle it to the next. We'll see what tomorrow has in store.

I'm building this guy a TT bike. He's pretty stoked. He just got fit up by the pros at HSP on their Waterford fit bike. I got the info yesterday and I'm working on the frame design now. Kevin is certainly one of those people that needs a custom bike. All leg, no torso. Basically the exact opposite of Kenji :)