Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
The KHS Solo One now a 69er. Yes, it is a pivotless softail.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Another side note. I ran my new Ergon BC2 pack and it felt great. The new design works out well all around. Nice job Ergon.
Hermosa Peak with some recent new snow.
At Section Point looking toward the Circe Trail which drops down into Rico.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
View looking down Barlow toward the Lizard Head Peak area. Not sure what peak this is.
The new runners. Kevlar quicklace tensioning system is a nice feature.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I will post some pictures tomorrow.
Monday, September 20, 2010
TR, Laura and myself happy to be finished and to get out of the heat.
TR and I finishing our last lap together looking rather relaxed.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
FInal Reuslts: http://www.vaportrail125.com/vaporResults.php
My own write up coming soon but for now here is an article posted on MTBR : The ultra-endurance Vapor Trail 125 race started at 10PM on Saturday night in Salida Colorado at an elevation of 7,000 feet. The 125 mile course spends most of its time in the Sawatch Range, and once it hits the first singletrack, it never drops below 9,000 feet until the last 8 miles. For most of the course, the elevation varies from 9,000 to a staggering 12,600, usually averaging around 10,500 feet. When the riders are done, they will have completed around 20,000 feet of cumulative climbing. I have ridden a good deal of the trail, and it can be taxing and difficult in daylight, and would be very ugly at night with lights.
Jeff Kerkove of Team Ergon won the race in a blistering 14:26, and Kevin Thomas came in a few minutes later in 2nd place with a 14:29, and about an hour afterward was Jonathan Davis in 3rd with a 15:20. Most of the rest of the riders completed in 16-19 hours, but a few stragglers are still riding as I post this!
My local Monument Colorado compatriot Brad Baker had to bail out at Monarch Pass due to health issues (sorry Brad), and he was unfortunately joined by at least 15 others in the DNF and DNS category.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
And with all my riding/training the weight has been ideal lately. Down to 136 this weekend with my average at 140 for the past few years plus. Amazing at times you can drop 5 pounds in water weight on a hard endurance races. You have to stay hydrated when doing the long stuff.
The hike-a-bike up to Blackhawk. In this photo is Steve Reiter, Robin Guillaume and Danny Powers. The sky was so perfectly blue.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Gore-Tex XCR Insert
Quicklace Kevlar Lacing System
Synthetic Non-Absorbent Uppers