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Up the pass and down the pass

Sometimes solo, sometimes with a crew along, but the pass has been the ride of the season for me. Good for a quick workout, good for laps or hill repeats. And really, although it’s a great big dirt road when I’d rather be riding singletrack, the views really are pretty amazing. 25 times so far this year. Enough to make it pretty familiar. Much more fun when it’s not dusty, or running with snow melt. And even more fun when Reclaimer is in good shape for a fun singletrack descent, instead of flying back down the road. It’s all good … Continue reading Up the pass and down the pass

Tour Divide on the brain

This has been the perfect winter for biking. The ski season has been absolutely rubbish. But the trails are dry in March! (well, a bit dry… some of them). And because of my plan to ride the Tour Divide in June, I’ve been riding a lot. An awful lot. Ok, nowhere near so much as some other people out there are, but given the constraints of full time work, plus a husband and small child, I’ve been spending a good chunk of my waking moments spinning my pedals. This is by far the most organised I’ve ever been in attempting … Continue reading Tour Divide on the brain

Monkey metamorphosis

Well, my Monkey is finally beginning to turn into a proper touring bike. I installed the Rohloff, and then some time last year I sent Scott from Porcelain Rocket the sketch below, with a request to make me some bike bags: In November, he finished them up, and I got an awesome early Christmas present. Which I have finally gotten around to photographing! As you can see, he rather awesomely brought my dreams to life. The bags have had a bit of use already, as they’re really handy for longer day trips, and for just biking around town when you … Continue reading Monkey metamorphosis