Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone, Did a quick lap with Chaz today it was another dry and crusty day sorry no pics as we ripped er off pretty quick.
Here is a little slide show from the last year riding

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ride 2010 12 30

A Couple old proto's out for a little XC loop
The trails were dry and crusty today

At sea level

Nice spot

Great View

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas Everyone

New Hardtail in the Family

Taka You Have A Happy Birthday Buddy.
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cove Friends and Staff Christmas Party

Last night was the Cove Bike shops Friends and Staff Christmas party, Jordan and Michelle whipped up some awesome Barbecue and there was lots of sushi. I think a good time was had by all.

Ryan Meyer stylin the run bike

Holly Nicky with Gully riding the bars.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night

Thanks Chaz as always the Cove Christmas Party rocks
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Friday, December 17, 2010

ride 2010 12 16

Nice views from the look out today Steve mccabe and me shuttled from corckscrew it was a fun ride .
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ride 2010 12 10

Steve McCabe topping out on Hyannis

Old line

The Cove Hustler prototype This frame has rear carbon seat stays. it feels very nice on the North Shore All mountain Riding as you can see from the video
We had a great ride for this time of year it was very mild
7 degrees centigrade
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Ride 2010 12 10

This is video from today

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ride 2010 12 02

Today Chaz, Steve McCabe and Myself got out for a lap on the XC bikes, it was a Nice day to get out for a ride. For me it had been a couple weeks since my last ride. These are shots taken with my new cannon S95 it worked well with the low lighting in our trails.

Chaz with Aussie watching on

Steve McCabe

Chaz testing A new Stiffee.

Tight on the inside line Cornering.

Steve McCabe looking smooth.

Nice to have a little dry day, hope we can get out and ride tomorrow maybe A night ride

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

New Camera

This is Steve McCabe's New Truck.

Well thanks to my bro I got a new point and shoot as my last one went through the wash and has never been the same since. I need to get out and ride but it has been below freezing and when you work outside it is hard to play outside when the weather is cold and wet. Last night we got about 10cm's of snow which is really rare around these parts

A shot of the city over the marina, from a few days ago.

Fresh snow outside our place about 3 minutes ago, better cover up my baby rhododendrons.
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Ride 2010 11 18

Today Brent from Ottawa Steve McCabe and Me climbed our way up to Severed Dick (good thing as the snow level fell overnight) then we did a lap on sticks and stones then back to old buck parking lot. The rain started about a minute before we were done so the timing was impeccable. We had a great ride I'll have some video to come later.

See you Next Time Brent
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ride 2010 11 12

Heather, Steve McCabe and me did 2 laps on bobsled Steve Mc Took this nice shot of me rippin on the proto Hustler.
I also got some interesting angles with the Go Pro.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Proto Hustler ride 3 Coconut by geezerhead at Garmin Connect - Details

Eventually I will remember to turn my GPS off at the end of the ride.( sorry)
I have been riding A hustler for 2 full seasons. I didn't think I would like the XC as much as I do, however I find it equally challenging as any stunt or jump on a freeride ride.( must be getting old)
The bike feels really good, The first thing you notice is the stiffness of the frame. I find it amazing how A carbon seat stay can stiffen up the entire frame. I switched up my Maxxis crossmarxs to Minion 3.5 folding XC tire for the wet season, these tires feel more secure underneath you and brake better on the fast technical descents. The overall handling is similar to the original hustler.
The 3x10 speed shimano ratios feel good, climbing is better as the granny gear is 2 teeth bigger than my 2x9 speed. I'll post more photos when Steve McCabe can get out with his camera as my point and shoot doesn't work well in the forest.

Proto Hustler ride 2 Old buck to Sticks and Syones and return by geezerhead at Garmin Connect - Details

Proto Hustler ride 2 Old buck to Sticks and Stones and return by geezerhead at Garmin Connect - Details

Proto Hustler ride 1 Bobsled lower griffin and bit of drive by geezerhead at Garmin Connect - Details

Proto Hustler ride 1 Bobsled lower griffin and bit of drive by geezerhead at Garmin Connect - Details

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ride 2010 11 05

Today A.T. Built me this new Hustler (carbon seat stay ) prototype.
Thanks Chaz and A.T.
We rode a lap on bobsled then Natural High to lower Griffin, The bike felt great very stiff we outfitted it with the new shimano 3 x 10 XT drivetrain.
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ride 2010 10 29 -30

Awesome Fall Days.
Rode an XC loop out of Old Buck to Sticks and stones and return
Chaz and Steve McCabe joined me, Today Chaz and Me did 3 laps again on Bobsled.
Sorry no pics, we are getting ready for the parade of lost souls tonight.
Should be interesting to say the least. I'll try to get some shots to post.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ride 2010 10 21

Chaz and me rode Fromme today, we did 3 laps on bobsled it was super fast and super fun.

This is Chaz on A Prototype Carbon seat stay Hustler

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Nice to Be Home

We've been home for a little better than a week. Have rode some XC loops and did a lap on the new bobsled trail it was really fun.

This is A woodpecker on sticks and stones
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Interbike & Outerbike trip

This was one of our days in Fagstaff Arizona
This was the trail head 9800 ft i think the trail was private reserve, there must have been 1000' of rock rolls.

This was called happy ending at the end of all the rock.

If you zoom in on the street sign you will see route 66

Flagstaff is around 7000' elev. and trains keep rolling through every few minutes.
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Interbike & Outerbike trip Day21

Day 21 this was the cherry on the sundae Mike took us to ride sinclair on the washington state side of the gorge Fast flowey singletrack with some rock and small drops as well. we rode little moab then second lap was hidden valley

Mike Estes you rock thanks for the accomadation and the hook ups we will definately be back in Hood River Oregon Post canyon was amazing and today was an epic day.

Mike rippin up the single track

Sunset on the Gorge Hood river oregon at the Vagabond Lodge
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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Interbike & Outer bike trip day 20

More pics from the burrows pass ride.

Chaz and me on porcupine rim great views.

We left Moab yesterday and punched it through to Hood river Oregon
we did demos all day today and got some quality laps with Mike Estes.
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