Monday, September 27, 2010

School of Cross and Hop 'n Hurl

A good start to the season for me. I survived through the heat on Saturday and took 6th place after starting in DFL. I think out of all of the elite level races that I have competed in, that is my most impressive result. The heat was a huge factor on the day. My average heart rate for about 1hr was 188bpm, which is higher than the max HR that I have had in some races this year.

The next day, I got a better start, and managed 8th on the day.

Friday, September 24, 2010

OH YEAH! Marin Attack Trail 6.8

My new Marin Attack Trail 6.8. Thanks to Hardcore Bikes for hooking me up with a sweet deal.

66 deg HA + 6" Quad link suspension = a bike that can slay ANYTHING that I need it to.

With a light XC wheelset and the burly stock wheelset, I can go on a road trip with one bike and ride all the trails that I would want to ride.

My initial impressions:
-Floats over logs
-Slack head angle and short top tube make climbing a more challenging, but still very doable, thanks to quad link for providing maximum traction

Speaking of Marin and Quad Link, I am pretty stoked about their new 2011 Rift Zone. It just might be my bike for 2011:

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Visiting the land of HST