This is the final installment in my series of ride reports from my vacation to Colorado during the first week of August, 2011. By the time this blog post goes live, it will probably be December. Man, how time flies.Click on over and read the full article here!
Monday, December 19, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
2011 was a big year for the USA in downhill mountain biking: it marked the first time in the history of mountain biking that an American took the overall men's World Cup title! Despite the fact that America was the birth place of mountain biking, it took us 34 or 35 years to grab this title, and it was done by a talented 23 year old by the name of Aaron Gwin.Click on over to Cranial Collision to read the rest of the article!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
One of my photos made it into the recent blog post on Singletracks.com, "7 Gravity-Defying MTB Photos." Check it out!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
"The Blurry Relationship Between Consciousness and Memory" began life as a memoir for my
Intermediate Composition (creative nonfiction) course (read more about that here). After having written the paper, adapting it for use on
Singletracks was easy.
Head on over to Singletracks.com to read the full piece: "After the Crash: The Blurry Relationship Between Consciousness and Memory."
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Here are photos of the new corridor I cut over Thanksgiving break:
At this point, the trail will fork. One section will head down to the left, around a tree, and through a massive natural rock garden. The other section will head up to the right and will swing down to where I'm going to build a 3-4 foot drop in. There's already a natural drop-off below a tree, I just need to build it up some! Brush is getting thicker ever yard, it's going to be a lot more work...
Monday, November 28, 2011
I spent about 15-16 hours building trail over the Thanksgiving holiday. Much of my time was spent digging in the actual tread of the trail and building a couple of interesting features, including a small berm. Check it out:
|Duke, my trail building partner|
|Small berm. This is one of the tightest corners in the trail, and the berm really only functions to keep your front wheel in the corner.|