Tuesday, May 26, 2009

American Classic Wheels for Sale

For Sale, $800

American Classic Carbon 58 Wheels

Tubular, 700c
Tufo S3 Lite, 21mm front, good to very good condition
Tufo S3 Pro, 21mm rear, two rides, glued at River City last year.

Includes wheelbags, AC Skewers, 11-25 10-speed cassette, and two sets of carbon-specific brake pads.

These are wicked-light deep-dish carbon tubular wheels. I used them twice; once for a training ride and once in a race. I bought them used last year. They are in excellent shape.

I'll deliver them to within an hour of Portland, or you can pay for professional packing and shipping.

I'd keep them, but I have been out of work for 5 months and need the cash... :(

McKenzie River Pictures

Friday, May 08, 2009

Doing what we Do

Nick, Tommy and I rode in Oakridge yesterday. 5000 feet of climbing between mile 3 and mile 11.

What is worse: dragging a 30-pound full-sus bike up that climb? Or pushing a 34x20 on a 29er? I can't answer that question, but I do know this: the descent was amazing!

Oregon, I (heart) you so much it hurts!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Monday Funday

I went out for a nice road ride with a couple of the boys from the Yakima team yesterday. There had been talk of 100 miles, but the reality of the route combined with some shaky legs and the threat of pissing-down rain shortened the ride to a mere 100 kilometers instead.

Great roads and minimal traffic on the route mean I will revisit and extend this course. Right around 5000 feet of climbing, and that with the bailout option for the last 10 miles. I suspect this could be a 100 mile route with 10,000 feet of climbing. Oregon, I (heart) you!

So, what was the weather like? Two hours of cool and overcast followed by two hours of steadily dropping temps and steadily increasing rain. The last 10 miles were flat, but the price for that was lots of cold rain and riding along a major truck route. That is to say, lots of road spray and swerving semi rigs. Love it!

Rumor has it that there will be a trip to Eugene/Oakridge later this week, and perhaps some XC racing over the weekend. Thinking long range, another trip in/over/through Moab/Fruita/SLC/Boise is in the works. I just can't get enough of that desert riding...