Archive for July, 2009

Retro-Grouch Alert

Posted: 30th July 2009 by Chris in Biking, Equipment
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I got all excited when I saw GT has a new single speed for the masses, the “Peace”. Skipping the smart ass comments about the name, I’m not sure I understand the reasoning behind it’s stock build. Here is a picture and the specs. If you’re not going to put suspension on the thing, why [...]

Best bike prank

Posted: 14th July 2009 by Chris in Biking, Equipment
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A while ago, I worked as a guide/mechanic/barista in a pretty cool bike shop.  Our lead mechanic was spot on and actually did time on Le Tour. I trusted him to work on my bikes, and didn’t really hesitate to leave them around the shop. One day, I got on my fully to make a [...]

Things that go BOOM in the night

Posted: 11th July 2009 by Chris in Denver
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These things would include big thunderstorms and the tops of large cottonwood trees that fall on the roof of the house.

Just when you think it’s safe…

Posted: 9th July 2009 by Chris in Denver, General, Outdoors
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Just when you think it’s safe to go back in the water, three people have died on the Arkansas River in the last week. All were rafters, two at The Numbers and one at the rather innocuous Pinball rapid. It was joining the swim team at Rigor Mortis on Clear Creek that ended my run [...]


Posted: 3rd July 2009 by Chris in Denver, General
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Went to the Cherry Creek Arts Fest and beat the meat of the storm back to the house by about a minute and a half. I did get a bit soaked, but it’s a duck-drowner out there right now. My favorite at the festival?  Not sure, one thing is for sure, a lot of the [...]