Tag: kim steed
Early in the race Bob and I took a lead turning ourselves inside out in the heat! Photo-Dylan Doubt
On September 4th, the first BC Cup Cyclocross Race took place at Aldor Acres in Langley. The weather was insanely hot in the high 20′s, which is a drastic change from former years of heavy rain and mud. Luckily rules allow for water to be consumed during the race which was a necessity in this one!
This year Cycling BC decided to split the Masters field into two groups, Masters 1/2 and Masters 3/4. The Masters field had increased in size to over 50 racers per event and was becoming overwhelming to co-ordinate for organizers and racers alike. The new format allows for a more competitive structure and makes the event more fun to watch as well!
In my race, Masters 1/2 we started … Read More »
(Clinic will be lead by Kim Steed and Scott Mcgregor)
When: Sunday September 18th, 7:30-9:30am
Where: Inter River Park – North Vancouver
(Meet at Jaycee House, 1251 Lilloet Road, North Vancouver, then we will head down to the soccer field for clinic)
Who: Anyone who wants to do a Cyclocross Race (Cross or Mtn bikes)
What: A two hour clinic covering all of the basic skills of Cyclo-cross riding and racing.
(All abilities are welcome and everyone should be able to learn something or at least practice their skills.)
Topics will include:
Start line plan
Picking up and carrying the bike
Barriers and Run-ups
Anyone interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
May 22, 2011
Steed Cycles has been a part of the North Shore cycling community for over 14 years, and mountain biking has always been a big part of who we are. Of course Kim’s presence in early bike videos such as the North Shore Extreme (NSX) series, and Kranked movies showcased Kim’s riding and the North Shore Trails themselves. Boogieman is a North Shore classic trail that has been around for about 13 years. We’re happy to get the opportunity to get Boogieman back into great shape, and add a couple modernizations.
We’re able to get the opportunity to work on Boogieman through the NSMBA TAP (Trail Adoption Program), and with the partnership of Giant Bicycle.
This is how our first trail day went down:
Fuelled by Caffeine
Thanks to Cowboy coffee, roasters of Bean Around the World, The Bean Around the World Park … Read More »
Yup, Time to get a 29′er. I had the opportunity to demo a Santa Cruz Tall Boy down at the Interbike Trade show last year and really took to how it handled. At first, like most people, I didn’t really know what to expect in terms of performance, for climbing, technical descending, and whipping it around. The bigger wheels just looked weird to anyone who has been riding mountain bikes since the beginning… By the way, if you know Seb Kemp, he is one of the reasons why I showed so much interest in this bike. Every bike has it’s limitations, and I’d decided 29′ers weren’t shore worthy until I saw some of the stuff Seb was putting this bike through. Of course Seb could make a shopping cart look graceful so I had to test it myself to be sure.We … Read More »
Riding my new TCX Carbon at the New Brighton BC Cup Race. Photo-John Irvine
As luck would have it, the rain hasn’t fallen on one of the first three BC Cup Cyclocross races this season (looks like tomorrow’s race will be torrential though). I am fully ready for the axle deep mud bogs and crusted mud-in-the-eyes. This past weekend was the second and third races at New Brighton Park and Vanier Park. I am on a role of second place finishes which I am partially ecstatic about, however, after three second place finishes, I am starting to wonder what I need to do to win!? This new bike I have leaves me with no excuses in the hardware department! I better get training and study the tactics book some more…
Dream CX machine at 16.18 pounds, race ready.
My new TCX SL Advanced … Read More »
A big dust cloud quickly developed in the starting lane of the first Cross Race in Langley
My first Cyclocross Race of the season started out in a big cloud of dust on a beautiful Langley Pumpkin Farm. Since I finished last season in 2nd place for the series, I was called up to the front row for the start of the Masters Category (35+). I slipped a pedal at “go” and then fumbled the first corner, losing about 5 places. So much for keeping the hurt locker open for the first half lap; I was red lined trying to keep at the front, choking on dust, feet shaking trying to clip my pedals in and pedal at 160 cadence, haha!
Things opened up in lap 2; into the woods.
After the first lap we settled into a groove and the pace jumped … Read More »
>The Chilcotins. That’s right, you’ve probably heard of the place. But have you been there? Well I hadn’t, and neither had Chris. However, we had two veterans to lead the rooks. What were we in for here? Well, we had a 4 hour drive to figure that out. First we had to jelly all our junk into the rear of the Steed van…We crept up on it at night, so not to cause a stir. We for sure stirred up some dust on the Hurley. I used most of the time to catch up on napping. Chris and I were practically penned in the back with duffel bags, sleep seemed like a good option considering the 6+ hour ride the following day.Once out of Pemberton we were cell phone free. Which to some may be terror, and others a blessing. … Read More »
>The long awaited new Carbon Nomads recently starting rolling into the shop. We had quite a few that were pre-sold so I had to wait my turn to get my hands on one. I also really wanted the white one, not sure why, but the bright white colour just does it for me.
Sixc Cranks… certainly Sick!
Leading up to my frame arriving I knew I wanted to do some upgrades to the Nomad kit I had been using for the past couple of years. I was running the Shimano Hone cranks which had served me very well but were a bit on the heavy side and if you are going with a carbon frame, might as well slam some carbon cranks on too. Scott (Pilecki) picked up some of the new Race Face Sixc cranks and bars a earlier this year … Read More »
Nothing like getting up early for a good old fashioned hill climb on the 36 pound “keep it real” Nomad. Branden, Steve, Dave and I, all riding Santa Cruz Nomads made it out for a pre-work ride up Fromme. The forecast was for rain but ended up being dry and pretty warm; sweet!
Branden Grass | Bukwus | Fromme
Climbing up Fromme, we came across an old rusted Ford that had been dragged out of the woods just off the fire road. It was completely mangled. Makes you wonder what the story is with this car. How long was it in the woods? How did it get there? Who owned it? Maybe we’ll find out one day.
Steve Savage | Steed Cycles Store Manager | Fromme | North Shore
The ride ended up being perfect timing for a pre-work ride. … Read More »
Chris Downie lacing up his shoes at the start, ready to rumble;he’s got the right socks and hair cut for the job!
The 10th annual Dirty Duo kicked off yesterday at 8am sharp under a VERY wet sky and some of the wettest, bitter cold conditions in Dirty Duo history! Being the 10th anniversary, 100 more participants than usual arrived to test their North Shore mountain spirit!
Steed Cycles racer, Lina Augaitis is all smiles at the start line, and ended up2nd in Co-ed division with fiance Andrew Dye
The classic Dirty Duo event that started 10 years ago by Mike Wardas was all about pre-season suffering on a 25km rugged trail run followed by a 30k technical mountain bike ride. Surprise, surprise, lots of people thought it was a grand idea. I caught the bug 7 years ago and now have completed … Read More »