December 30, 2009
Niner MCR has been sold on Ebay. The poll is closed.
He chose this bike for the warranty, lack of corrosion of frame material, good engineering, ability to run single or geared, and the Fox fork and Bontrager wheels.
Photos soon with personalization of the stock bike.
December 17, 2009
Yes, he rides. Lots of different bikes he has owned. Haven't seen any bike messengers --yet. It can be awfully cold and quite snowy but a Surly Pugsly could take you where you need to go.
December 8, 2009
What to think about:
-"It has soul."
Single speed vs. geared
Didn't Gary Fisher sell a steel 29er a while back? Yep--Ferrous seen below.
October 21, 2009
October 12, 2009
October 11, 2009
October 2, 2009
September 30, 2009
September 14, 2009
September 10, 2009
The Cobia - hard tail, silvery, 29-inch Gary Fisher has been sold.
The new bike is a NINER MCR. Steel 29er, GOLD color, fully rigid.
Some parts were swapped over from the Cobia to the Niner.
Ebay drama with the Cobia.
September 2, 2009
Here's the weekend agenda for the fest:
ADDITIONAL WEEKEND ACTIVITIES:
Thursday September 3: 6:00pm Group Ride--no cost. Plan to ride one lap (14 miles) of the race course at a group ride pace. Food and drink to follow at local establishment.
Friday September 4: Keweenaw Adventure Company Downhill Shuttle Runs in our 15 passenger van from 12:00-6:00pm--preview the downhill sections + other sweet trails not in the race without having to exert too much energy: $5/run or $15 day pass.
Saturday September 5: Keweenaw Adventure Company Downhill Shuttle Runs. 12:00-6:00pm. $5/run or $15 day pass. Race course will be marked during the afternoon and open for folks to pre-ride at their own pace.
9:00- Midnight--Fat Tire Reception at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge--Social time and live acoustic music with Mike Labeau...no cost (cash bar available).
August 27, 2009
David Grant from Marquette finished 100th.
100. David GRANT in 08:49:21.5 MARQUETTE MI M4
We've seen David out training this spring and summer on a Gary Fisher Superfly (I think). He and his wife Nicole Alexander won the Ore to Shore soft rock races individually. WOW. The pictures are of her climbing a sandy hill exiting the Forestville area. She beat the tandem by 21 seconds in the end.
August 18, 2009
August 4, 2009
August 2, 2009
July 9, 2009
For the record. I think this bike is the ugliest bike that he has owned. I think the rootbeer color scheme is horrible. The other sucky thing about this bike is the fork doesn't work with our roof rack system. So because it isn't an efficient hard tail that he can ride out to the trail head, he plops it on the back of someone else's car, drives to the trail, and rides. He's been riding this bike built for "highly technical terrain" mostly north of town near Harlow and Hogsback.
He's been riding it.
He's been having fun riding.
It is a stiff bike -- no flexing.
Nice warranty help. -- fork issues after about a month
He's kept it more than 40 days.
June 15, 2009
May 2, 2009
April 20, 2009
Other pictures of the RIG setup here and here. It has a creamy white Vassago rigid fork (45mm rake with the Vassago).
We rode the 29ers together last week. He rode the blue Niner and I rode the brownish Gary Fisher Rig. His bike was full suspension. Mine was fully rigid. His bike had gears. Mine was single speed. Guess what? It wasn't bad at all.
April 2, 2009
Great service, nice people, and too convenient, Quick Stop has the best website and window display of all of the bike shops in town. And I like their sign.
You know how women's clothing stores usually have a comfortable chair for the men to sit in while the wives are shopping. Quick Stop has a chair too and it is comfortable. I'm sure it is one of Andy Gregg's chairs from bikefurniture.com. Could be this model http://bikefurniture.com/pagesSeating/lcmx.htm
Quick Stop sells:
April 1, 2009
WAY OFF! Sweet sweet TI. That's right...Hale gave me full clearnance to purchase a MOOTS.
I put the order in last night, and scheduled delivery is approximately June. A little long to wait, but I don't mind. It is being built exactly as I want it to be built. No compromises in desgin. The only compromise will be to my wallet.Can't wait!
March 31, 2009
He sent an e-mail to his parents and me a few weeks ago with a couple of ideas for his birthday...
Since I cannot delay the inevitable, I figure I will ask to be showered with gifts. Enough gifty glee to help me forget that I am on my way to 40. ;-(
Pearl Izumi Attack Bib Short. Size medium. Need.
Osprey Talon 11 pack. Need.
I replied... "A smartass reply. Need."
March 21, 2009
Yesterday Bill bought a Gary Fisher Rig from Quick Stop Bike Shop. From what I can tell it is a single-speed hardtail bike that has a suspension fork. They blog here: http://quickstopbike.blogspot.com/
He'll be selling his SIR 9. I suggested locking it to the stop sign in front of our house with a "for sale" sign attached to it. The traffic on our street has increased significantly with the Dome Show just three blocks from our house. Interested in a green SIR 9? It is size Large--19 inches. Fully rigid with brand new wheels, cables, handle bars, seat post.
March 13, 2009
March 4, 2009
Last night we watched Wild Hogs. Well, we watched the movie over the weekend and watched the extras last night.
One of the bonus features was How to Get Your Wife to Let You Buy a Motorcycle.
1) Convince her that you won't be riding your motorcycle with traffic on the express way. --that you'll instead be riding on quiet country roads without other cars.
2) Look good in leather.
3) Tell her that you can really experience scenic views way better than in the car--when you barely get a chance to look out the window.
Here's what I hear when he wants to buy another bike...
1) Convince her that riding a MOUNTAIN bike is so much safer than a road bike--you won't be riding dangerously close to crazy drivers on cell phones.
2) Look good in SPANDEX. (cough)
3) Tell her that you can really experience more nature when you are on the bike trails.
4) Tell her it could be big screen tv's, boats, snow machines, 4-wheelers, or drugs.
March 3, 2009
- The Motobecane Titanium 29er http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fly_TeamTI_29.htm
- The FULLY XTR bike here http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fantompro_dsIX.htm
- This $8800 Specialized Epic
February 25, 2009
February 18, 2009
Here's who we talked about and are on a first name (well sort of) basis with in the R&R household:
Jeff Kerkove http://www.jeffkerkove.net/
Team Dicky http://www.teamdicky.blogspot.com/ and his spouse "The Pie"
Guitar Ted http://g-tedproductions.blogspot.com/
Drunk Cyclist http://drunkcyclist.com/
Mike Curiak http://lacemine29.blogspot.com/
Bike 29 http://bike29.com/ride29er/
I get to hear:
-"Guitar Ted's neighbor is going to be on Wife Swap." You should hear what his neighbor probably says about him...
-"Mike Curiak biked the Iditarod!...without support"
-"does my Drunk Cyclist jersey make me look fat?"
-"bike29's wife commented!"
-" (_____fill in the blank) went back to a rigid fork."
He gets to hear:
-"Crunchy Peas went skiing and she got a new haircut."
-"Friday Playdate is drinking vodka again and she just painted her dining room."
-"Posie Gets Cozy just finished up a new pattern and it is full of beautiful colors."
-"This Young House refinished their hardwood floors."
I like to read happy blogs and he likes to read biker blogs.
February 17, 2009
If you want one there was a pretty dark gray one right in the stinkin' shop. Just buy it and be done with it. Alright? Alright.
February 16, 2009
-I think I want to keep the singlespeed so we can ride together (mountain bikes)
-I think I'm going to sell the SIR9 to get a headstart
-I think I want to keep the singlespeed so we can ride together (road bikes)
-I think I'm going to sell the SIR9 because it might be too small.
February 11, 2009
February 5, 2009
Marquette business owners and city officials have asked the university to remind students about the city ordinance against riding bicycles (as well as skateboards, roller skates and similar devices) on city sidewalks in business districts during regular business hours. Doing so is unsafe for many reasons, but becomes particularly dangerous during the winter months when sidewalks are more narrow and icy. Business owners are also concerned about bike riders being hit by doors that open out into the sidewalk. There has been an increase in the number of accidents involving bike riders on city sidewalks this year.
The city’s ordinance (Uniform Traffic Code, chapter 34, section 6) states: No person shall ride a bicycle, skateboard, roller skates, coaster or similar device on a sidewalk in the City of Marquette in the following business districts, except between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays: Washington Street between Lake Shore Boulevard and Seventh Street; Third Street between Fair Avenue and Baraga Avenue; and Front Street between Ridge Street and Baraga Avenue.
To comply with the ordinance, please dismount from your bike (skateboard or other travel device) when using city sidewalks in these business areas during business hours. If you have questions about this ordinance, please contact the City of Marquette Police at 228-0400. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
NMU Director of Communications and Marketing
February 4, 2009
Lakeshore sells and services bikes. They "specialize" in Specialized, Rocky Mountain, Niner, Jamis, and Electra bikes. They sell mountain, road, BMX, and bike path bikes.
505 North Lakeshore Boulevard Marquette, MI 49855 906.228.7547
Open all year - but not on Sundays
Cost of the full suspension bike locked to the bike rack = $96.00 http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4231518