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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

650bling only 1000g


Laced but not tensioned yet. 250g lighter than my Nashbar velocity 26 fixie wheel BB

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Double Birthday Ride


Me and XX both celebrate our 40th today!

Met the crew at 6 at Landing.  XX, KR, W, JS, NewTodd, JMc

Log>MC (stop at L&C intersection for a couple Ten Fidy's and a B-day
toast)>MC across Norris Lane>left at Grovemont back to L&C>Old
Track>MC>Connector>Lower Ridge>Rockburn Branch down twice up
once>Belmont>Nacho>Renegade (sessioned the lawn mower log for a while)

Couldn't think of a better way to start down the other side of "Over
the Hill";-)

It's a Double Birthday!  Not so different from a....

Double Rainbow!!!!

New Fixed Disc WORD Hub

Check out this Paul WORD Hub.  It's 6 bolt disc and it's got a beefy lockring for fixed gear.
I'll be building it up on a 650b Velocity Blunt wheel soon.


Lotsa possibilities with this hub.

  • Disc brake with a fixed gear?!?!?!  Who would want to try that?  You don't need no steenkin rear brake on a fixie!

  • Fixed/Fixed fip flop with a VeloSolo cog on the disc side and a thread on fixed on the regular drive side.  Interesting proposition.

  • Disc brake with a spin on freewheel.  Yes, fixie threads accept spin on BMX freewheels just fine.  Ahhh, that's more like it.

  • Fixed/Free flip flop.  Nah, bad idea!  No worky rim brakes on the Blunt, brotha.

I had a set of Paul WORD hubs on my 1999 Bianchi B@ss.  They are awesome, but had no disc tabs BITD;-(  Rode them for 10 years before needing any type of service.  Rear bearings were shot and the drive side brass washer dropout had cracked;-(

New cartridge bearings for the rear and new Stainless Fancy Bolt Replacement Washers. Then I threw the wheels on Jen's Monocog;-)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

OSX on Windows Extended Monitor

3 Windows Monitors
1 MacOSX Monitor
1 Keyboard
1 Mouse

Synergy is Free and Open Source Software that lets you easily share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers, where each computer has it's own display. No special hardware is required, all you need is a local area network. Synergy is supported on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Redirecting the mouse and keyboard is as simple as moving the mouse off the edge of your screen. Synergy is released under the GNU Public License (GPL).


Monday, May 23, 2011

End of the World Ride


Yeah it's been raining every day all week.  But today is going to be
the end of the world according to the crackpot radio preacher, so I
had to get a MTB ride in.
Met up with secret off list riding brotha at 6:15 at Landing.  Rode
the Surly BNiner for the 1st time since Bakers Dozen.

Trails were actually really decent.  Stayed out of the Belmont area.
Morning Choice>Lewis and Clark>Cascade>Ridge>Rockburn Branch
Lollipop>Morning Choice>Old Track>Log


Franken Road/Cross Bike for Elisabeth

Jen's old mountain bike has a new life as a road/cross bike for Elisabeth.
MonoCog rigid fork, 26X1.5 FatBoy tires, drop bars with 8 speed RSX brifters and cross top brake levers, 50mm stem, Diacompe XCM cantilever brakes with modern V-Brake shoes and pads, sawed off seat post, and a nice little saddle did the trick;-)







Friday, May 20, 2011

Blunt 650B Rim


Everybody likes a blunt.  Most everybody likes a rim job.  It's the two great tastes that go great together, Spidey!

Raging Bee-Otch


She is raging
She is raging
And the storm blows up in her eyes
She will...

Suffer the needle chill
She is running to stand


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wed Rides - Double Play


Got a counter clockwise loop in with Krash at dawn.  No lights needed for 5:45 home departure this time of year;-)  Rode geared pig slow I was slowing KR down on the climbs.  Conversational pace.  50/50 ratio dabs vs cleanings on the challenging bits for me;-(  Brief stop to tighten my slipping seat clamp.

Got an evening ride on the same geared pig in with YDT.  Same loop (minus Nachos) but clockwise this time.  I was cleaning everything this ride;-)  Stop at top of Lewis and Clark for refreshments.  Fun to ride downhill with some squish in the front.  I'd put a nice gap on YDT on the downhills but as soon as trails pointed back uphill he was on my wheel or outta sight out front.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Available June 15


I can't wait to try one.
$499 for the Samsung model with optional 3G.  3G Models come with free Verizon Wireless 3G 100MB/mo and run WIFI too, of course.  Brilliant!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011


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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Royals on Thrones


Happy Other's Day

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Get your last Bakers Dozen in 2012 and Hot, Snot, and LightCycle Events are Cancelled;-(


I feel that we should still just ride amongst the cows.  That would make it more challenging.  Camping with cows would be fun too.

Received this via email from the race's promoter:

Hello Racers,

Some of you may have already heard that the remaining scheduled races on Rockland Farm have been cancelled. It is with great sadness that we are sending this email to confirm this information and to inform those of you that may not have heard the news. We also wanted to let you know the details of the situation as it stands currently.

Basically, we (Go Time Racing and Plum Grove Cyclery) found out Thursday night that the owners of Rockland Farm and the lessee's feel that the increased load of these events place too many demands on the farmers, residents and landowners. Basically, the cattle offer more revenue than our events. The land owners and cattle ranchers will be increasing head count on the farm, more head equals more revenue. It is a completely understandable business decision. Unfortunately for us, this means their needing increased access to the pastures.

Two of the most important things to know at this point are:

1 - There is no ill will between Go Time Racing, Plum Grove Cyclery, Rockland Farm, and/or the cattle ranchers. The simple fact is that this is an active, private farm and they have to operate in the most economically responsible manner possible. There have never been any issues with trash, behavior, property or land damage, or anything else. We have always known this was a possibility, we just did not expect such a sudden change of affairs.

2 -
The 2012 Leesburg Baker’s Dozen is still a 100% go. PGC and GTR made an appeal and have been told we will still be able to continue the Bakers Dozen race series. I personally asked that this be confirmed, multiple times, before I wrote this, so I am 100% confident this will happen. We are very happy to be continuing this tradition, as this is/was our first race and the one that still means the most to all of us. We plan on making it even more special than ever before!

Go Time Racing, with Plum Grove’s assistance, is currently exploring alternate venues for future races outside of Rockland Farm. Go time Racing was already in the process of exploring other potential venues and race opportunities, which we were hoping to put into place for next seasons calendar. We will be using the time and efforts once dedicated to these upcoming events to accelerate our future plans, potentially with other events occurring later this year.  

Plum Grove and Go Time have made the decision to continue to maintain, and possibly improve the trails on Rockland in anticipation of next year’s Bakers dozen, and any other possible events – most likely an occasional group ride or similar, as the farmers schedule permits. 

We have really, REALLY, enjoyed all these past events, even when Mother Nature didn’t necessarily cooperate. Because of you, our friends and racers, and your wonderful attitude and sense of adventure (think 24 inches snow!), we have thoroughly enjoyed the last few years and look forward to seeing you at more events in the future. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience these sudden changes may cause. 

---The Go Time Racing & Plum Grove Cyclery crew---