Category Archives: San Diego

29+ AKA Midfat AKA 29×3 AKA Krampus platform

29+ will be the next bicycle wheel platform I explore. “The new 29+ size refers to 29in tires that are 3in wide and offer some of the benefits of fat bikes in more manageable package for general mountain bike use.” … Continue reading

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Never Forget 100 Race and Music Still Moves Me

This week I am preparing to race in the Racers and Chasers event called the Never Forget 100. I am nervous.  Racing this thing on a single speed with no suspension and there are cutoff times that require me to … Continue reading

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Garmin Etrex 30 GPS Receiver

I recently purchased the Garmin Etrex 30 GPS receiver. Quite a bit of research was done prior to pulling the trigger on this unit. I considered many other units, mostly Garmin units like the Edge 500, Edge 800, and Oregon … Continue reading

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Bikepacking Planning

What makes a good bikepacking experience? Planning and being prepared. At least thats what I have been told. I hope to do my first bikepacking adventure this spring with more to follow this summer and fall. I had hoped to … Continue reading

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Salsa El Mariachi, 6 month review

Its been a really good 6 months. Maybe that’s too much of a spoiler statement for this review? 🙂 I have put approximately 1000 miles on this bike and it has been amazing. The bike I rode for 5.5 years … Continue reading

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Stormy Monday

Here is the bike ready for racing. The forecast for saturday says 90 percent chance of thunderstorms. This saturday, November 12th, is the 12 hours of temecula race 2011 #3. I have been training since February for this race (although … Continue reading

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2011 Salsa El Mariachi 29er with Fargo Fork

So, today starts a new chapter in my life.  One that introduces the recent trend of our mountain bike culture toward bikes with 29 inch tires.  The pros and cons of 26 inch vs 29 inch is a dead horse … Continue reading

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