Monday, March 26, 2012

Idle time... making plans

With forced no riding due to house commitments and surgery it gives you time to peruse the web, read mags and think of projects.
The Gellie roadie aka the blue farm gate, is back for S&S couplers - going to be cool I hope and make travel easy.
Standing in the shed the other day I realised that I had enough parts to get the Karate Monkey back together as a monster cross SS might even be able to drop some gears on it. Might even turn it into the commuter for winter fun.
Fun times getting a bit of grease on the hands - issue is that there ain't much room with left over house stuff, skis and lots of bikes in the way. The goal today when jnr konks out will be clean up time and get that space back in order.
Hanging out for some bike time - soon my precious soon!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

black bike

Andrew Dickey rippin it again - great to see work feature in this short film.... surprised security didnt bust him - must have been snoozing and eating donuts!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Deep - makes you shut up

Unstoppables from black train films on Vimeo.

stolen from fyxo!

And the winner is?

Boom, and its done Gerro pulls of a massive career win, still pinching himself. His text this morning confirming he is on cloud 9 ATM.
Should be a awesome classics season to watch, spewing I elected to go to bed rather than watch it on the web streaming.

To top it off he is leading the world tour rankings as Number 1.

Friday, March 16, 2012

have to be next summer


Going to have to wait til next summer as until I heal, I aint getting there before the snow comes!

Friday, March 9, 2012

resuming transmissions

OK peeps been a while..... a very long while.
I have been managing a rather large 9 month renovation of our family home, running 3 jobs at work and trying to fit in bike time and family time has been challenging.
I was getting in some solid kilometers thanks to daylight savings and working shift work, honestly I was liking the 5 am starts before work. The goal of thee kilometers was the Alpine Classic which I signed back up for the 200km torture.
I really enjoy riding in the NE and managed to hook up with long time mate Aaron and got a few gentle rides in before the big day. The day of the Classic came and I have to say I rolled only the 130km distance which was enough, I was cooked from the heat and being a rather large guy I can get through the hills but not that many. I realise the training required to complete the 200km distance and will aim again next year to tick it off the list.
At the top of Tawonga Aaron's wife was having a mechanical and keen to complete the 200 distance so I handed over my rear wheel so she could get it done.
Since then I have only made it out once on the MTB as my main focus was getting back into the house and set up, garden sorted etc. This took a turn for the worse yesterday with me needing surgery on a hernia, so no lifting for 6 weeks and no riding for at least 4 of them.
I have decided to send the road frame back to Ewen for some modification and repaint as it copped a few scraps on its return from Noosa late last year. After some conversation with Ewen we decided that putting in some S&S couplers were the way to go for traveling. Whilst I take a bike away once a year it is worth being able to protect it easier when traveling, plus it makes again a little more bespoked than it already is. So I was planing on striping the frame today for Ewen but now find myself laid up on the couch and depending might have a go tomorrow pulling it down and getting the frame off to him.
So from here what is the plan?
Well I had tipped myself for a trip to Mt Buller this summer but it has come and gone.
Apart from finishing the house off the next plan is to get back on the bike post surgical recovery and aim for a few races. The Dual was a target but with everything on it is going to be missed.
A big focus is going to be trail riding for fun and giggles with a few enduro's thrown in for a laugh. I am going to look at a few more of the state series enduro's again and take it from there.  I will continue aiming and training for the Alpine next year and have it loosely planned out in my head, just have to put it into motion. Cyclocross is almost upon us again and maybe this year I can get to a few of those for a laugh on the SS cross bike.
The other goal is to get some of the trail loops around here sorted again after 8 months of neglect they will need a little bit of love when I have the time.r
Happy trails and keep on checking back