The Legend of the White Tantanka is the making of an epic
Trail riding is still available on the Front Range of Colorado if your willing to look for it and work a little harder then you normally would. It doesn't matter that you might have some hike a bike, postholing through 2 foot snow drifts or that you can't ride down that sweet stretch of trail as fast as you would if that trail was dry and hard packed.
Sometimes...its just about getting out there, enjoying what the trail has to give you, enjoying the friends, and enjoying all of nature's spendor.
PBR and AV Boy somewhere in the wilderness
PBR climbing Strawberry Jack
AV Boy on Strawberry Jack
We don't need no stinkin kickstands
hike a bike
and postholing were sometimes mandatory
Larry on Charlie's Cutoff
PBR on Charlie's
Cary on Charlie's
and running through my fresh tracks
PBR pointing out where we need some techy trails
AV boy getting the rare dry rock
More hike a bike
Sandy Wash makes it all worth it
I couldn't let all this snow go by without at least making one angel
Cruising some pavement to make a connection
PBR on the final climb
Posted by The Evil MGE! Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 10:29 AM
The Legend of the White Tantanka is the making of an epic
Posted by The Evil MGE! Friday, February 26, 2010 at 10:16 PM
Brand New, never built, frame only. $350 firm, retail is $400. Cash or Paypal...Paypal fees will apply....buyer to pick up or pay actual shipping cost. contact me at goatshell at hotmail dot com.
The Double Cross DC has all the eyelets and braze-ons of the original Double Cross: downtube shifter braze-ons, rear cable hanger, rack eyelets, double eyelets on the dropouts and two sets of water bottle bosses.
A great 'do-all' frame. Ready for cross, trail-riding, commuting and some loaded touring. The disc brake option(removable canti mounts included)means confident stopping in slushy, gritty winter rides.
• Tange Prestige heat-treated butted CrMo steel front triangle; butted CrMo rear end
• 4.2 lbs
• Clearance for 700x38c tires with fenders
• 132.5 Rear spacing fits road or mtn. hubs
• Rear disc mounts are located on the seatstay, so if you intend to use a rack in conjunction with disc brakes, you will need racks designed to work with disc brakes, which are available from Topeak, Axiom, Delta and us. Fits 160mm rotors only.
• 1-1/8" size headtube - w/ extra height so you use less spacers.
• Paint: Midnight Silver
Center of BB - Top of Seat Tube = 56cm
[mm ] 576
Head Angle 72 degrees
Seat Angle 73 degrees
[mm ] 425
Bottom Bracket Drop
Posted by The Evil MGE! at 6:33 AM
During a cold wintery night in the wilderness near Pine my light went bad. It got some sort of evil into it, nearly driving me mad. Likely from that Necronomicon lying on the side of the trail. Spike and me, we worked on it good. Spike performed some sort of seance that kept the light working the rest of the night but the evil was still there.
I took the light home and found the evil to be contained within the cord. Nothing a good exorcism wouldn't cure.
I pulled out my wire cutters, saudering iron and had a consultation on the tele with the Priest of Lights.
Some minutes later my light works as it should. Slightly advanced technology, I couldn't let it go.
Hmmmm...all this modifying has got me thinking I need a boom stick for when "Joe Blow" passes...Scare em good I could.
Posted by The Evil MGE! Monday, February 22, 2010 at 5:53 AM
Finally decided to get out and ride yesterday morning. Glad I did cause I got me some freshies!
From the House, Addenbrooke Park, Kipling Bike Path, Smith Reservoir, Kendrick Lake Park, Garrison Bike Path, The StoneHouse Trail, BCLP trails, Morrison Bike Path, Red Rocks entrance 3, up to the Amphitheater, Red Rocks Trail, Matthew Winters, Dakota Ridge, Zorro, Lower Traverse of GM, Alameda Bike Path back to Garrison and the house. Whoot!
Smith Reservoir bike path
The Stonehouse Trail
The Spillway Trail at Bear Creek Lake Park
Climbing into the Red Rocks
A Kerkove inspired Moment
Getting ready to drop down Zorro
Ran into the "Little Jackalope on the Bike"
and Lubes on Green Mtn
Got home and discovered some minor frost bite on my back where my frozen coat was pulling up. Guess that's what I get for being out for 5ish hours on a cold winter's day.
Posted by The Evil MGE! Monday, February 15, 2010 at 2:59 PM
Thanks to the pushers of the digital ocular drug I am now a user.
Thanks you fuggers! Like a didn't waste enough of my time on the net, though it is nice to connect.
Big Ring, I'm down to 200 lbs. Keepin up?
All that means is 12 hours of riding a week, pushup, pullup, chinup, crunches workout 5 times a week, no more sodas except for the occasional recovery drink after a ride, 2 liters of water a day, Protein shake for breakfast, and keepin the sugary foods to a minimum. Like I could ever cut them completely...M&M consumption is down to 3oz this month. That is down from something around 36 oz a month. Really! I was an addict.
All this matters not though in tryin to hold the wheel of that little Jackalope on the bike. E still smokes me on the climbs...but I did find myself laggin behind those who I usually can hold their wheels when I was riding the singlespeed. Maybe I should really just drop the gears and go to the single gear full time.
Posted by The Evil MGE! Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 8:05 PM
Watch out TiTs Crew. There's a rider out there Training to be at the front of the pack. AV Boy is rockin the singlespeed and getting very speedy.
Saturday Morning I went down to Monument with AV Boy to do some more exploring since it was my only my third time down there and AV Boy's 1st time.
I threw together a bad azz little route with a little over 3,000 ft of accumulated climbing in 18 miles. I know a short day on the bike but I'm still a little sore today. I think it was trying to hold AV Boy's pace going up Mt. Herman Rd twice!
The Shrine in the woods
AV Boy flyin down the rocks at the base of Mt Herman
a little snow packed fireroad climbing
My new Clunker
Had so much fun on this section...we did it twice
We were the 1st to break trail on Upper Stoopid and it was grand...AV Boy made riding that ice look like a high wire trapeze act...cool and collected that one was
and the further down we went...trails started showing dry dirt
Flyin down Middle Stoopid
Flowin like Lava Rocks
Yours Truly and Monument Rock
AV Boy on Flying Dog
If you remember back in December PBR took a fall that required 20 stitches in his ear. This is the rock that took him out.
Back in the woods
This isn't even the best of the rocky stuff. So much rocky riding abounded
and the booties were saved. Thursday night's ride at Buffalo Creek had the soles flappin in the snow. A little duct tape and they are just like new...well sorta
Posted by The Evil MGE! Friday, February 12, 2010 at 10:34 PM
Tomorrow's dirt and...errr...snowpack fix.
Posted by The Evil MGE! Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 9:58 PM
After Saturday's ride into Heaven...I knew it wouldn't last...dry dirt that is.
Sunday and Monday it got cold, snow fell, and 6 inches of pow covered the trails.
The Stonehouse delivers though. Two lunch rides, two days in a row...That is yesterday, 15 degrees and snowing and today, 22 degrees and sunny.
More lunch riding tomorrow.