Wednesday, June 04, 2014


My first Over the Hump Mountain Bike Race Series race! Painful, but my Kenda Tires USA Small Block 8's were perfect for the lakeside course. They float over the sand sections and gravel, and roll quickly over the pavement sections, but still grab when you need them to!

Ara's New Super-D Weapon, The XPEDO Equipped TRANSITION!

Jun 3 at 10:33 PM

The new race rig was built today over at Montrose Bike Shop. Transition
Bikes, small little company from Washington where the 15 man work force
goes on shredding sessions every lunch break.

Transition Bandit 650B.
Wish I had this bike over the weekend instead of my hard tail, my back
ribs still hurt from the first run. A big thank you to the coolest guy
Ken at Xpedo.
 Sent out a pair of Chromoly Baldwins for the new ride.
Clip in or clip out, Expedo has got you covered. Another big thank you
to Sigma for their Rox 10.0.  All I need now are Kenda Tires in 27.5...

Thanks again to Ken at Xpedo pedals.


Monday, June 02, 2014

Ara Takes 5th In Big Bear Super-D Saturday!

The Fuzziest ran up to Big Bear, CA last weekend to give a go at the Super-D race. With a two-run format style, consistent runs are key...except when you are the Fuzz. Admittedly, he had a less than stunning first run down the course. That usually spells podium death...but the HOT FUZZ brought the rage and HAMMERED his second run, moving up so much with it that he landed in 5th! Great job ARA!!

Josh Qualls And The McDonalds TT!

I thought yesterday would be a easy day on the bike, I was in for a wake up call! Cat 4/5 crit race was stacked with some heavy hitters. My race strategy was working out great until about the 15th attack!!
It was the largest and almost fastest race of the day. I should have went with my gut and raced the Cat 3/4.
We averaged 26 mph for just under 30 minutes (last year we averaged 22mph). With a lot of bumping, yelling and no one really holding their lines while doing 27/28 mph into corners (Yes, I happened to look down at my Sigma Rox 10.0 for a split second) It was a madhouse. 
I had a great birthday (any day on the bike is a great day) and getting a picture with Ronald McDonald was the icing on the cake!