Thursday, February 25, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Quote of the month:
Shayne: "I feel like like Tinker Juarez today!" Halldor: "what do you mean?" Shayne: "Old and Hairy!"
Tinker still kicks ass though. Check out his race schedule for 2010:
The blubber burn is getting organized and I've got a few of the prices in today...Some sweet stuff from Sombrio, TRP, Michelin and more...We're going out after work to plan the course so we will be night riding on cross bikes tonight. Should be entertaining! Everyone who wants to come out is welcome to join us.
Hope to see you all out there on the course on Sunday. Also, if you don't feel like racing but want to be a part of the race, get in touch with me. I could definately use some help with the timing and marshalling etc.
Rock on Garth!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I took a ride out through prospect lake road and then up to the observatory! I love that route so much, it's a lot of fun. I need to work on my descending skills though, I feel a little scared going around corners at high speeds.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This is a Cross race but if you're ready to be scolded and don't have a CX bike you can ride your mountain bike, but only if it's rigged up to be singlespeed.
The race will start at 2pm on this Sunday (Feb 21st.) We'll be in the parking lot quite a bit earlier and will have the course market out, so if you want to take a practice loop, you should be able to do that. Like the poster says: Show up in your finest getup. Registration starts 1pm, race at 2. race fee ($10) goes to trail maintenance at the dump. No categories but prices for men and women. Everybody races at the same time. Le Mans Start. Technical terrain, good people, lots of fun. Hope to see you there.
What else is there to know? you tell me.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call me at the shop.
250 381 1125
Monday, February 15, 2010
I'm obviously bias towards MEC selling bikes as I need MEC to do well in order for me to pay my mortgage and my daughter's Montessori fees. Aside from this bias, I'm really bugged by my local bike store in Kitsalano. The guy is polite and the mechanic super helpful but the prices are horrendous. I bought a tube there for just over $5. I can get an equivalent tube at MEC for $3.50. Recently, I had to replace my entire back wheel at $155. MEC quoted me $100 - 120. I like to support the local store but when their prices are consistently 30 - 50% higher than MEC it makes me wonder if they're grossly inefficient or just plain gouging me. All these bike parts are coming from the same group of factories in Asia and a little bit from NA.
To be frank, as my finances become tighter, I look for bigger bargains and paying 5-10% for made in Canada is within my range but 30-50% is downright fool hardy.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Now onto pictures! (click photos to see full size and not cut off)