May 25, 2011

NRS Steel 26-inch

Purchased yesterday locally...

Salsa El Mariachi

He's been riding a nearly "stock" gray Salsa El Mariachi.  After making a bet with a couple of his friends --something along the lines of him buying them beer if he sells the bike or maybe even gets a new one...

April 13, 2011

Communter Bike

A Kona Smoke - steel 700c with fenders.

Updates since the last time...

He had a Trek Sawyer for a while.

Then he sold the Sawyer and bought an aluminum Cannondale singlespeed 29er - white.

Then he sold the Cannondale and bought a STEEL SALSA EL MARIACHI 29er--gray/red.

March 22, 2011

His Cool New Bike


We've liked the Trek Sawyer bike ever since the Gary Fisher Collection was announced: http://marriedtoabiker.blogspot.com/2010/06/step-child-was-adopted.html

MY cool new bike




After searching and searching, thinking and thinking, comparing and contrasting, calculating and saving, I finally pulled the trigger on my first new bike since my "new to me" hand-me-down Gary Fisher Rig that I also still really, really like.  This will be my third fifth (I forgot about my 2 road bikes, both Trek's) ever brand new bike.  Bike #1 was a Trek Mountaintrack that I got for my high school graduation (1998) from Marinette Cycle Center.  Bike #2 was my Trek Cruiser Classic that I still have and ride quite a bit from The Sports Rack in Marquette.  This is a 2011 Rocky Mountain Metropolis YVR.  A crazy good deal was found earlier today and during lunch I bought it!  This is the first bike that I haven't bought in a shop.

I found this website of a graphic designer that may have designed the color block on the frame.  http://www.sher11.com/lisasher/2010/metropolis-lineup/

From what I could see in the photos on bikes.com the graphic looks more blue than the graphic design webpage.  We'll see when it gets here!

March 2, 2011

After the Banshee...

After he sold the Banshee Paradox, he bought a Singular Swift (rigid, steel, 29er).  It looked a lot like this: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_s1O3owT0eC4/TESlMWPNleI/AAAAAAAACaQ/xYO4EZObGIw/s1600/July+002.jpg

but had the Singular rigid fork that matched the frame.

January 31, 2011

2011 Arrowhead 135

The race is happening NOW!  On our walk to work (7:40EST) we thought about the biker, skiers, and runners who were getting ready for their 7:00CST departure from International Falls, MN.  They said it was -9 this morning at the race start.  I'm not sure what the temperature was in Marquette, but it felt cold.

Here are the live updates:
http://www.arrowheadultra.com/index.php/results/2011-results

We're watching for #18 Danny Hill.

Before work I tried to find some webcams located in Northern Minnesota:
http://www.rainylakeonestop.com/rainylake_cam.html - International Falls
http://www.lakevermilion.com/EagleEye/index.html - Lake Vermilion (closer to the finish)