Sunday, April 28, 2013

Giro / Steel WÜl Spring Sportive


Someone created a monster - DP was an Olympic caliber long distance swimmer for 20 years, he recently turned to road cycling, his kids are now in school 8 hours a day, he has "mandatory" physical training while protecting our state beaches four days a week, he has his own siogner acupuncturist as a spouse and he is eligible for retirement in 4.5 years. Come on Dan, with that line up you no longer need to look over your shoulder on the steep stuff've done dropped them all.

For the record: Dan was chasing  SF Mash rider Dominic "Steve" Giovani for the unofficial KOM

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Boca Dam Boogie Cross Country - 1986

We found this little jem at Grandma WÜleur's house. Jeff Hoover was kind enough to give me those bull moose bars. These were the days when mountain bikers were more concerned with having enough water verses having enough "extreme" speed. I can't remember if this was before or after Matt (Kissinger) and I got exposed to giardia. We kept things pretty simple that summer all we needed were our- Chuck Taylors, vuarnet sunglasses, fanny packs, suntour shifters, chain tool, crochet gloves, and cheese whiz & crackers. Matt is now a petroleum engineer in Azerbaijan via Alaska. Oh to be 5' 9" & 130 lbs again.

Giardia Lamblia in all its glory

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Steel WÜl Trivia - Sep Wolf

Question: What BMX track is this and what year?

Hint: Sep and I probably just finished watching the original Red Dawn, had a couple of pop tarts, and Mary Lou Retton was already a house hold name and folks just started planning for a large "festival" in Vancouver. 

Red Dawn

Mary Lou Retton 

Friday, April 12, 2013

I'm So Glad as well

Jack Bruce still sounds damn good.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Shocks were designed for people who need shocks

Word on the street is that Mt Larry Hibbard was feeling kind and opted to race the "fast" age group at the CCCX Fort Ord in stead of embarrassing his contemporaries. Unfortunately for those folks 15 years his junior, he still issued a good old fashion ass whooping and added another Gold Medal to his collection. When I asked him how he won he simply said, "Some dude was chasing me-and I never let him catch me". This race did finish with a gnarly downhill section, kinda makes you wonder about over-suspensionization of our bicycles.

For the record:
The cycling gods were out in force as they issued him hwy 395 as a number. Larry road his mountain bike from Santa Cruz to Mammoth for a World Cup Race.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Meet Your Maker - Santa Cruz - April 13th

Come on out an support / mingle with your local builders. If we play our cards right, we'll probably even get dropped by some of them...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pop Warner is too dangerous - Pop Wheelie is great

Sean Co's son is silky smooth as he negotiates some beautiful terrain. If you were to recalculate the size of that boulder he kicked loose in relation to his size, it would roughly be the size of a yoga ball to an adult. A dad who takes him to paradise for mountain bike rides and a National TT Champion for a mom - look out world!