Neither rain nor snow….

10 10 2009

Yes, it rained AND snowed on us today!  Scott and Matt came in to town and joined Dan, Bill and I for a very different 2WT ride.  We had to get creative to find shelter from the rain.  For awhile it switched from rain to snow! 

Matt has improved leaps and bounds since moving to Alpena.  Scott is dialing in a mighty impressive front to rear wheelswitch move.  Dan is totally comfortable on the rear wheel and is starting to increase his pedal kick distance.  Bill showed up with some upgrades on his singlespeed – big tires, wider bars, crankset with a bashguard, trials gear, and cross country gear – very sweet.





Trials’n tribulations with the Miller family

2 10 2009

This past week I got to have fun on bikes with Caleb, Autumn, Eliza, Ian and Canyon of the illustrious Miller family in Woodland Park, Co.  I am so envious as the kids can do laps on their bikes and rollerblades in the house! 

We took the bikes outside and worked on low speed balance, trackstands and a little bit of rear wheel balance.  Everyone looked great!  Caleb and Autumn got creative with some teamwork that you will have to watch the video to see.  Even Ian and Canyon found their sweet spot to balance the little bikes. 

Dad Kevin (http://kevinmiller.typepad.com/), a former pro road bike racer with some serious skills of his own was a quick study too.  Check out the previous post for his mad wheelie skills. 

After biking we had a mini foot trials competition and Caleb and Autumn demonstrated some crazy swingset antics.  We ran out of time for trampoline wars so I will have to come back out for that!





Rampart Reservoir Ride

1 10 2009

I had the privilege of riding the Rampart Reservoir trail with Kevin Miller, Jon Dale, and friend Stephen.  It was beautiful rolling singletrack with some serious technical sections to make it really interesting.  We stopped and played on all the fun stuff.  Colorado riders are more used to those fun rocky technical challenges I love so much.  Nice riding guys!  Thanks for the killer ride.

 





9-22 Edition of 2WT

1 10 2009

Intrepid rider Danaerobic Dan sent me photos of  Tuesday’s ride.  Here is the report from Dan:

It was just Adrian, Mark and I. Terri made her token showing, but then rode straight home. Adrian jumps everything in sight, Mark and I hop around and play on the stairs. It was rainy so we tried to stay under trees, but still had a great night riding.