29er Mountain Bike – Final

I built the bike up with SRAM XO, Stan’s wheels and carbon bars/seatpost.  It is an incredibly light (24 lbs with pedals and cages) and nimble handling bike for a 29er.  I am extremely happy with the ride.  I rode a fully carbon 29er for a while until I got this bike built.  My frame is […]

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MCL – Update

As racing season is coming closer, one of my main concerns is my MCL recovery.  Generally speaking the knee has been good.  I’ve skied, ran, biked, hiked and lifted weights on it without any major incidents.  However, the demands of training can be much greater than any of those items in isolation.  The thousands of […]

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29er Mountain Bike Frame – Build

Getting onto the build, I didn’t have too many problems.   It was pretty straight forward and the heavier mountain bike specific tubing gives the welder a bit more freedom in the process.  The aggressively sloped and curved stays definitely were a challenge for mitering and for getting balanced.  I think I did a good job […]

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January Training

January may be the toughest month for a coach with racers that live in a decent climate.   It is too early to be going too hard, clearly.   However,  the racer is getting pretty excited about the season.  The new kit shows up,  they are at team meetings discussing season goals and team training rides resume.   […]

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Sonic Boom 2015

The team had a season kick off meeting this week and I have to say it is a good looking crew.  I guess I could have said that differently,  what I mean to say is that the new P 12 team could be good this year.  It’s a good mix of young hungry guys, stronger […]

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