Gunni Growler on SUNDAY SUNDAY!
Eye of the tiger. Ojo de tigre!!!!! Music videos have come a long way…
Today was a quick ride up to Betasso (see video from a few days ago for the loop) to keep the legs in check for the race on Sunday. You know, to get the guns cocked and loaded. (yes. I just said cocked, you may laugh now).
Betasso… buffed and tacky. I will be using the Ergon GR2 grips for the race on Sunday.
Things were 30 to 40 degrees cooler today, and it was cloudy. I took a risk going up the canyon today, and only got a few sprinkles!
I made it up the Betasso connector for the very first time today!!!! I was super psyched.
Legs felt not good, not bad…but I can live with that for now.
Mr. Kerkove got my bike all dialed for the race. I am running the Continental Mountain King Protection tires for the race.
We are heading out in the AM, and picking up Namrita, Eddie, and Yuki.
Side note… I wish I was cool enough to do trials.
Looks like you’re ready to rock! Go for it!
Just got my Superfly in yesterday, complete with GR2’s. After reading Jeff’s blog and his brief conversation with Nat Ross @ DS&G’s when Nat had is Ergons on backwards, I made sure mine were good.
Good luck on your race.
I was wondering if I could ask you a question? I did my first mountain bike race last weekend and had a great time and am probably going to do more. Here’s the question…. I bought a full suspension bike a while ago and am wondering if I really should get a hard-tail for racing? I’ve heard arguments both ways.
As a recreational bike I think it rides well, but racing it… it seems dull and lethargic. then again I am used to my cervelo… very different animal.
It appears this is a parental argument with people lining up on both sides.
This is similar to what I am riding currently : http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/archives/2008/08_dakarxc_archive.html
I find your blog super helpful for a newbie racer… thanks for all the insight.
Good Luck this weekend!
Keep those pedals turning Sonya. You will have a good race. Zen complete.
Joel- the quick answer is that I like full suspension if I were to only have one bike, but there is a pricepoint where hardtails are better for the money. I’ll send you an email about it later, or possibly even just do a post. As you know, the FS vs. HT arguement can be argued to the death much like bar ends vs. not, but I’ll give you my take on it. 🙂
Damn, gotta love the connector. That’s a hellish uphill.
Good luck this weekend!
Sweet, have a great ride!
good luck sonya. go bring the rukus!
Good luck!! 🙂