Tag Archives: endurance

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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My first mountain bike race.

On June 4th, 2011, I decided to see how fast I could ride for 6 hours up in Temecula, CA.  The 6 hours of Temecula was awesome.  I experienced some awesome self inflicted suffering when my legs’ muscle groups played … Continue reading

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Endurance Race Carb Loading

Here is my lunch and dinner for the day before the race tomorrow.  Lots of pasta, olive oil, pine nuts, sun dried tomato, oregano and basil flakes. Yum!

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Comfort vs Weight on a MTB for Endurance Racing

On my endurance XC MTB rig, I chose gp1 grips from ergon from the perspective of comfort trumping weight priorities. There are lighter grips out there, but reviews on the Ergon grips had me convinced that they would be more … Continue reading

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