Sunday, December 26, 2010

Schaeffer Ride

Henry, Andrew and Wayne did ride in snow. It was a really good ride. Trail was perfect with packed snow and no wind.

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Friday, December 10, 2010


This year, I want to stay warmer in winter and invest in a few accessories without breaking the bank. They sell bar mitts to keep your fingers warm throughout the frigid riding and usually sell for around $50. But if you like thrift shopping and have a knack for building things, you can make your own for under $20.

I started out with this Jacket that I bought for $6.99( Pvc outer shell & cotton inner coat) that I could use as my bar mitts. I was scavenging the rubble in search of some neoprene but had no such luck. This is what I found:

1st) I began by cutting off the sleeves because these are the main pieces we will use for our bar mitts:

As you can see, the two layers of material could be further insulated but instead we'll continue without. I also added duct tape to keep the ends from fraying. If you posses sewing skills,your bar mitts will look really legit.

After you tape or sew the cut area of the sleeve, you are ready to install. This installation was done on the Jeff Jones ti-H bar. I first removed the brake to fit the mitt and to avoid any kinking of the cable, and then I gently slid the diy mitt on from the outside:

After I put the diy mitt on, close to the stem, I put the brake back on and adjusted the brake position, Repeating the above process and this step for both sides,(Right and Left) unless you ride with a machine gun in one hand which in turn you can use the rest of the coat you purchased to make a diy machine gun mitt.

Finally, you cut small holes and use ties straps to fasten the mitt to your handlebars. Remember to leave some space for your lights if you plan on doing any night rides. You can also trim down the sleeves for a more elite type look. I left the sleeves long due to this being the beta version. That's it!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fountain Head

Here's ride Henry and I did on Saturday Dec 4th.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I Cracked My Ti Frame

I think I did it at Watershed couple weeks ago. I didn't notice it until I was sitting down and looking at my bike this past Friday. The crack is almost all the way around. Good thing I have lifetime warrenty.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hopping Up Stairs

This is at Black Hill Regional Park (Shelter F). I tried this a few weeks ago and only made it up halfway. I decided to try it again today. I actually made it to the top but had to take my foot off right at top. You can't see it from the video but the stairs consist of two steps, then a small platform, then another two steps, and so on. It took about 20 tries before I could make it. It was fun!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Endomorph - Fun, Fun, Fun!

I got a new 3.7 front tire! I learned this setup from Austin. We both have a Surly Endomorph 3.7 tire on an Echo Trials Rim. So far, it's been a lot of fun. It's a little heavy but not much as a front shock. You can roll over stuff real easy and get some good air on logs. I feel like I can bounce around on this setup. It's a little harder going up the hills. I guess because of the rolling resistence and weight. You can really fly down the hills though. I only have 1/8 space between my fork and tire. I bought some frame protectors so seem to be doing well protecting my fork. I don't hear any rubbing while I'm riding. I'm sure Austin can give a better review since he's been riding longer but wanted to share because I'm really excited about this setup. Oh, I'm running only 11 psi.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Aiea Loop Trail

Aiea Loop trail


single track...

rooty trails here!