Tag: Santa Cruz Blur LT carbon
>What does it mean when we toss about this term, “epic”? It can be used pretty loosely. Was shot-gunning that beer really epic? …maybe that wasn’t a good example. Anyhow, being pegged to the North Shore mountains for so long, I felt like I had put myself on some sort of house arrest. This year would be different. This year would be epic!It doesn’t mean that we don’t still do epic rides on the Shore. The Summer Hummer is for sure epic! But I was out to conquer some of these so called epic rides I hear everyone else talking about. There was an epic ride that was planned between friends. The excitement juices were flowing. There was pre-ride prep, the day off work, we were pumped!! But, then the bad news came that the person leading the ride couldn’t … Read More »
>What better to do on a holiday Monday than to plan a suffer fest pre-ride of a marathon race you’re planning on doing the following weekend? We couldn’t think of anything else, so that’s what we did yesterday. We drove up to Pemberton, Tristan, Dan, Brett, and I, Dan’s dad Jake and his friend Greg to pre-ride the Nimby 50 race course.
Pemberton is a lovely little town. Here is a well equipped Pemberton driveway!Really though, its a nice little town with cool Western theme’s McDonald’s that you can tie your horse up to outside. There’s a great coffee shop, and most importantly great riding!
We saddled up, four of us in Brett’s Ford Ranger and landed in Pemberton, after an important coffee stop in Squamish, at around 10am. We made sure we had plenty of water, a few tools, and a … Read More »
It was looking like we lucked out for our ride as the skies above showed signs of blue. We started riding from the Superstore on Mt. Seymour Parkway with 12 riders and met one other at the trail head. We were on a mission ourselves this remembrance day.
We gathered most of the staff, since we hardly ever get to ride together. Especially when its fall and the days are short. Today was looking good.
Out with the old, and in with the new. Jeff Bartel brought his Blur LT, which he has been looking to trade in for a new Blur LT Carbon and DOD is finally on a new ride! This was the blue Reign X1with a couple trick extras, with more in the plans. Its currently sitting at 33.1 lbs size large!
We had Sean that used to … Read More »
> And we’re off! The Fall Haul is NOT an easy feat! but from the start you don’t know just how grueling it is. Mt. Seymour was the start of the ride, where 10 of us blasted off from Bean Around the World in Park Gate, fueled by caffeine.
We had a great group for the ride. Not all of us knew each other but we got a long well. We saw a couple old friends join us as well. Shawn Pettersen who used to race on our Downhill team showed up to scale Seymour with us. Shawn was bobbing a weaving his way down Ned’s like a pro.
Big rides like this can sometime get the better of us. Is Michael pushing Andrea off the road? not a chance! These two make a great team, and both rode strong … Read More »
> I am currently without a pedal bike, and have therefore resorted to mooching bicycles from others. You see though, it really isn’t so much others, more than it is Kim. I mean the guy owns a bike shop and I know he has a great quiver to choose from. So, as bad as i feel for asking, its no so bad having to borrow a bike.
Bike mooch of choice: Santa Cruz’s new Blur LT2 carbon. That’ll put some lead in your pencil. Maybe lead is too heavy, rephrase, carbon in your pencil. This is one piece of suspended sex. The clear-coated raw carbon frame is like a bare model with Santa Cruz body-painted on.The Santa Cruz engineers didn’t leave their list of details on the Kitchen table that’s for sure. There are elegant and neatly place chain-slap protectors, and … Read More »