Oct 6, 2012

Bout Fuckin Time

New job, old job, broken computer, nice weather and last but not least no ambition, are some but not all of the EXCUSES I may have or can try to blame not blogging on. The past few months have been pretty crazy.

Got a new job doing some stuff for a new company. I feel bad about leaving the full time position at the shop. I love those guys and feel bad for leaving them but I had to just say fuck it try something new. I never usually just go for thing involving big decisions in my life. I thought it was time to stop letting fear of what may happen keep me from getting new experiences and just start going for new opportunities. 

Time is running down on the Dirt Bag. Lots of shit to do and I am getting fucking nervous as happens every year. What is crazy is how I can sometime hate some of the tasked involved with co-organizing a event. Sometime when I am out riding or driving roads to find the new route each year it feels like work and I don't enjoy it that much.  It is totally worth it because of some of the responses and interest that we get from people. When someone says how fun the route was and how a particular road was amazing with the lakes and trees or whatever. Also how excited people get weeks before event saying how excited they are about it. I often forget about the way I feel when someone give a comment towards the enjoyability of the Dirt Bag. I need to think about those thing when I get in the dumps about the tasks at hand and just be happy. All the people that say bad thing about the Dirt Bag can fuck off and not come back. Riding bikes is about having fun!

Jun 5, 2012


I am 95% sure that I am out for the Dirty Benjamin. Doing this event or any event for that mater, at this time.Just seems like it will wreck my positive out look that I have towards riding rite now. I have not had this much fun riding in years. Why should I destroy that by making my self fell like shit. After these 100 mile races I have numb hands and feet for about a week and do not enjoy my self wile riding them. So why ride them, I tend not to talk to strangers. I say hello and move on ahead. The only thing I get is a slight sense of accomplishment which fades quickly. Playing in the dirt on my time and schedule is far more fun and rewarding for me than I can put into words.

May 23, 2012


It has been a crazy couple of weeks time goes so fast. Work has been busy and my days off have been spent driving all over the country side to ride my bike. As much as I hate them, sometime I think a rainy day off is just what I need. Just fucking relax and brush off all my cares in the world. I have been having some fun adventures lately. Time for show and tell.

Eagle Park trials adventure
Eagle Park is a city park just out side of Rockville. The park has rocks ranging in size from a crunch berry to a mobile home. Had a super fun day riding, but I thought I rode like shit all day. Whatever. Here is a vid of some of the features of the park and my sub-par riding.

Cuyuna Fat action
Hauled ass up to the Ironton/Crosby area. I got a guided tour of Minnesota's only fat bike specific winter trail. I actually had fun meeting new people. Usually I am very shy and miss out on neat shit because of being a socially awkward. I also solo missioned the summer trails system on the Pug and it was stupid fun.

Elk River/Elm Creek
Burt and I Rocked the two before work yesterday. Elk River now has a dual slalom course. It is a little rough but my guess is that it is sill in the very early stages. Elm Creek also has added another new log feature. It was a amazing morning. A lap at Elk River with a couple of runs down the DS run. We then motored to Elm Creek for a modified lap that added a additional trip through the prairie and Grizzland the advanced section.

The jump on the DS run was fun. With the way the jump was shaped with a constant hump, you travel a long way off the ground but at a low height, crop-dusting. Great jump for beginners to experts, low risk but very fun. Burt sending it.

 This is the newest feature at Elm Creek. Its a log skinny/log berm thing. It was ok.

Burt Rippin' the down hill log ride

 Me just chillin' on the down hill log ride.

BRian Fart Noose OUT!

May 15, 2012

Oh Shit

I have not blogged in so long that the setup screen has changed. I don't know what the Huck to do.

Apr 14, 2012

Little Lyon somethin'

Made young Kyle's Blaggggaaahhhaaa.
I was going to blog about this but now I don't know.

Apr 13, 2012

Bike of the day

Jones Diamond frame and fork.

I have had a off and on obsession with this bike. Why you ask, well......

  • Short chain stays............Makes it nice and easy to get the front wheel aloft
  • Slack angles....Makes descending less twitchy and more confidence inspiring.
  • Large fork rake..............Pushing the front wheel forward makes the bike mare stable and less likely to endo
  • 135 spaced front fork...Makes for a stronger wheel and fat front option(see pic below)
  • Huge tire clearance.......Will fit the widest production 29er tire
  • Built to be ridden..........Make it so I can beat the shit out of it!
I want one!

Mar 29, 2012

Slacker Day Off

I was a lazy mother f'er yesterday in terms of doing work needed around the house. I had more than enough fun though. Got up early and headed to Elm Creek with Jason . We were the only ones on the trail and it was amazing. The trail was in amazing shape and the new features were gnarly. The Pugsley is super fun.

Jason concurring his fear of skinnies

I saw this log during the Frozen Fat tire Forty and did not ride it then. I have had the thought to wheelie it burning in my brain so I had to.

Jason gettin down. He was quite freaked out at this one at first, No ProblemO

I had to ride this feature and all the others backwards knowing that I may be the first to do so. This was fucking scary. It may not look that high or steep but it was.

Insert motor noise here.......Burrrrraaap!

I got home, worked on some bike projects, rode my trials bike for a wile and watched part of a 80's movie with the two Coreys in it. I am such a sucker for 80's movies. Not to much rest on my day off I feel pretty burnt still. Good day though.