Sunday, January 13, 2019

AZ weekend

Shot out to AZ for some skatepark and desert riding. Thanks to whoever is building out in NRA these days.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

I took a pee, turned around and a bird lay at my feet:

The smaller "arrowheads" are called bird-points. This one is a rough example of a Catahoula (300-1200 years old). 

 James's 5.75" going out. The 5" Branch bars are for sale as well.

 Max's 22" a few days out. Funky gussets and a monostay imminent

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The 4"s and a 6" are ready to coat. The 5" branch bar still needs its second little cross bar.

If you were wondering why I'm moving slower on bike stuff: I've been doing lots of manual work at the wood job and am often too tired to keep going.
 Weird little doodad hanger things for some handmade art necklace/trinkets my mother brought back from Turkey.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

The rain finally let up for the first ride of fall. Things were windy, damp and cloudy but fun was had. This jump in the first pic below was getting us at first. The landing had to be stuck perfectly and the transitions pushed as hard as possible to proceed past the long-and-low. But once figured out, the line was great.

Rat snakes taking the action in from the trees.

 So, yep. These RC forks are/were rad. The QR takes three seconds to get the wheel off as well. I'm 245 lbs and didn't bottom the thing out.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

I'm keeping this one obviously, but I have five more of these Argyle RC forks for sale. I decided to run one this weekend (and perhaps permanently) to see why no one is really biting on these for their old straight steerer frames. All of the "offers" have been low ball.  Other (Manitou camp) riders have been trying to convince me that the fork is crap. I've had one street ride (mostly high speed gaps off of ledges) and I can say that it is as stiff as my Marzocchi. It is quiet-er than any fork that I've had. At 90mm, it isn't a super plush fork but it does feel solid. I will be at some big jumps tomorrow to give a good dirt test. I can't say anything about longevity obviously, and hopefully the steer tube is as strong as the Marzos.