Thursday, May 27, 2010

Anoher Wednesday Night Ride

3 flats in the fist fifteen minutes.  I was responsible for two of them.Ferns...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday Night Ride & Golf

Wednesday night ride...

Golf cross training with Jeff Dickey (he is still healing from a leg injury and can't ride yet)...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ride, Sticker Patches

Rode with Jay, Doug and Joe today.  Joe showed me some new trails I haven't seen before in the watershed.

Sticker patches don't seem very reliable they go flat again within a couple of weeks.  I always carry them because they are don't take up much room, very easy to use and don't dry up like the glue dose with a glue patch kit.  Glue patches are the way to go for a long lasting repair. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sammy & Me

I’ve been plagued with flat tires.  If I had to guess I would say I’ve had one flat a week on average (including winter months) since moving to Frederick.  This week alone I’ve had five and I’ve only rode about 5 hours… A thorn, a nail, 2 pinch flats (with 35lbs of pressure in my tube) and a slow leak that I have yet to investigate.

If I rode bit slower through rocky sections it would probably help cut down on the number of flats but I can’t force myself to do that.  Sammy Hagar deals with a similar situation where he can’t drive 55; he wants to but he just can’t.

I purchased some Continental Mountain King 2.4” tires.  They are listed as all mountain tires and I plan to set the rear up tubeless.  Hopefully that will solve my flat problems.

Monday, May 10, 2010

On the Rocks At French Creek

On the Rocks At French Creek
Elverson, PA
Saturday, May 08, 2010

A two lap (each lap 10 mile) race; same as last weekend’s MASS series race (at the granogue estate) this race is the only time that bikes are allowed on the property.   So I felt fortunate to have the opportunity to ride these trails.

About half way through my first lap I get a flat tire and was passed by all riders in my category.  Flat tires during races are pretty demotivating but seeing as money goes 15 deep I knew I still stood a chance to rake in some cash so I resorted to plan B which was finish top 15.

I pulled it off, finishing 13th.

All results

Several others on the Scott riders were there…

Scott Wilson finished 2nd in cat 1

Jay Dodge finished 1st in the maters cat 1

Cam Dodge was riding strong in the pro/open until he got a mechanical.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekend ride & Andrew Mein's Excellent Adventure At Granogue Race

Friday I did a ride with Anna...
Saturday I did a ride with Joe...
Wile riding with Joe I saw my fist rattlesnake; I guess there are a lot of them in the area...
Granogue race…
The course ended up being really fun.  It was a pretty fast with some hilly sections and only a few rocky sections. Teammate Aaron Snyder took an easy victory today...
I came in 5th
Some horse and buggies that where passing through the race venue...