Sunday, April 5, 2009

Where to start...

Boy, guess I've been a little busy. A friend pointed out that it's been a while since I updated the ole blog. It's not like there hasn't been anything going on, quite the contrary, actually. It's that I've really tried to limit how much time I sit in front of this dang computer. So, where to start?

Instead of one really long post, I'll make smaller more concise to the subject posts. A few weeks ago, my good friends John and Lo visited for the day. We started off with a super fun ride, leaving town, climbing a dirt road out of Inverness up to Inverness Ridge and then south along the ridge before descending back down towards town. The weather didn't disappoint either. Nice and clear, no wind, okay, maybe a little chilly when we started out, but that soon changed and it warmed up nicely.

On top of the ridge overlooking Tomales Bay.
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Lorene rode her very trusty Ibis SS...
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...and was railing the single-track.
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On the climb up to Inverness Ridge, I rode John's Trek suspension bike and he rode my Rawland. That was the first time I'd been on a full suspension bike in almost 3 years. Can't say I dug it much, especially how it was set up. I told John the first thing we were going to do after the ride was take his bike to the shop and dial it in. Dialing in a bike is key to enjoying the bike. Dialing in a bike can be as simple as making the cable casings just the right length or in John's case, getting the suspension sag/damping correct and positioning the controls on the bars in an ergonomic location (their position was horrible - sorry, John, but you know it was awful ;-) ).

So, we got set to dialing in John's bike and Lorene set about taking over my camera.
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

i was wrenchin on c-hams 20 yrs ago in PR and im flyin brian and your a jonny come latley poser. go back to smellA with all the other kooks. ur shop will fail like all the other things do out there.

blackmountaincycles said...

Well, hey flyin brian, thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice, well thought out comment. You must be really special.

ben said...

every time I have the opportunity to visit Pt. Reyes, either for work or leisure, I make a point of stopping by your shop. I love your shop: great stuff, museum bikes, and you've been extremely helpful and very nice. These are qualities that unfortunately too many shops lack. Thank you for being a great shop.