Cycling for fun, fitness, and transportation

Easter ride

Lews & Clark Caverns riding with Julie, Derek, and Erin.  Nice to see Derek out on my old Flux.  That's such a great bike!


I like this bike

Although mother nature isn't cooperating with riding weather, I still make a point of getting out on the new Titus Racer X 29er.  The dogs don't seem to mind.

Racer X 29er

Big Wheels

Here's a new bike build for cowdog, a Titus Racer X 29er that I built up last night.  Wheels were built by Chad at Redbarn Bicycles in Hamilton, MT:  King hubs laced to Stan's Arch rims.  Running Maxxis Ardent tires tubeless.  Rock Shox Reba Team 29er fork has a 20mm through axle, something I appreciated on my 5spot.  The rest of the parts came from my 5spot.  I have more tweaking and geeking to do with this bike, but I am already very pleased.  I call this bike "big red."

I'm new to 29 inch wheel mountain bikes, but so far this bike feels great to me.  This is a stimulating project that should create lasting fun on the trails.

Racer X 29er

Hall Ranch, an old favorite

Hall Ranch is a hallmark Front Range (CO) ride.  The last couple of years we have made a point of riding Hall with local friends Dom and Wendy.  So this year we continued that trend and included my brother Chad on an old school Schwinn S95.2 hard tail.  The weather was beautiful and the ride and people as fun as ever.

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Chad rides

Fruita -- April 2008

Julie and I escaped Montana's long winter and headed south to visit a good friend and ride some of Fruita's legendary mountain bike trails.  We overlapped with the Fruita Fat Tire Festival, although once on the trails we didn't notice the extra trail traffic. 

John has a great Fruita property with a straw bail house he built and a small but delightful shack (the "love shack") for guests.  He is in the process of building a second straw bail home on the property.  We love John and his 2 super kids, Ian and Emma, and always have a great time visiting them.

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cowdog in Fruita

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