Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bikes need alone time too!

Maken' out in the mist...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Getting an itch to do some MT Bike touring!

I came across a post on that a one, Mike Curiak, mountain biker extraordinaire, posted about lightweight mountain bike touring in the rockies (might need to be logged in to truely appreciate the picture posts?!) where he lives. It has moved me.

(Above pictures courtesy of Mike Curiak via MTBR post)

There are some amazing places here in Washington state that would be ideal for touring on a mountain bike. This picture below is a friend of mine riding along the base of Mt. St. Helens on the Plains of Abraham trail.

I have since come across several links to gear specifically made for lightweight mountain bike touring. One in particular was found on the Surly Blog. It showcases frame and specialty bags from both Epic Designs and Carousel Design Works. I think I might try to put together a trip for a few days this summer over on the Olympic Peninsula along the beach or in the mountains up out of Wennatchee or down around Mt. St. Helens ? Go for two or three days and just try to ride as many miles as possible! Maybe I could even convince one or two of my mountain biking buddies to come along! I think I might REALLY start planning this out and plan for a weekend in July....

Here is a bike, with the same style of suspension design as my new forthcoming Black Sheep will be, loaded down for some touring! It is a Funk Cycles La Ruta 29er.

Thursday, May 15, 2008




You are my pride and joy! I wish you the best this coming year as you continue to grow and mature, learn and explore! You are the light of my life and you always keep me guessing and entertained! Whether you are helping me wrench on our bikes, playing with your dolls, accompanying me in the woods on a trail project,or going to "another" bike race/event, you alway make my heart sing and you fill me with pride and joy! I love you and I will always put you on the pedestal you deserve!

Your dad.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

For Sale 2005 LenzSport Leviathan 29er $2500

I am selling my beloved Leviathan.....

Up for sale is my 2005 LenzSport Leviathan 29 x 3.0. Specs here I have since upgraded to an RP23. I am selling to pay for a new Black Sheep project... I have put alot of effort into the bike and I have taken very good care of the bike. I will admit that I did ride this bike like a mountain bike should be ridden, it was not a mantle show piece but it was never trashed, crashed, dented or dinged at all! I am a mechanic and I take very good care of my bicycles!

Frame: Large 2005 LenzSport Leviathan 3.0 (with most decals removed, still has head badge and made in decal) with upgraded Fox RP23 rear shock 2007

Fork: 2007 Reba Race 80mm (no decals can be set at 100mm)

Headset: blue Chris King 1 1/8" (slight rub on lower bearing cup from a front mud fender)

Stem: silver Thomson Elite 25.4 5 deg 100mm

Handle Bar: Surly 1x1 Torsion Bar

Grips: ODI lock on

Shifters: SRAM X-9 trigger 9spd

Brakes: Avid Juicy 7 Carbon 185mm front 160mm rear

Cranks: silver Race Face Deus X-Type

Bottom Bracket: XTR external BB cups

Front Derailleur: XTR M953 trad

Rear Derailleur: SRAM X-9 med cage

Cables: Teflon cable system

Casstette: XT 11-34

Chain: KMC X9

Seat Post: silver Thomson Elite 27.2mm x 330mm straight

Saddle: blue Selle Italia Gel Flow Ti Flite

Wheelset: BRAND NEW WTB Laserdisc 29er never ridden upon!

Tires: front Kenda Nevegal rear Michelin XC AT with Conti tubes

no pedals

Weighed in on my scale at 27.8 pounds and could be lighted with different tires made tubeless amoung other thing but this bike is ready to rip all day all mountain or race to the finish line in any XC race! Just add your pedals! Please help me out my wife is gonna kill me if I don't sell some of my bikes and parts! Email me with any questions. The pictures kind look bad because I had just finished washing it and the water drying looks kinda spotty. The anodizing is a little "worn" in some high rub areas from cables, my thighs and heels but it is purely cosmetic. This frame, new, retails for over $1700, let alone all of the other high-end parts on this sweet rig!! Treat yourself! I have 100% feedback on ebay with 195 transactions as well as many good dealings on, so have confidence. If I sell it for my asking price I will pay for shipping if I get a "best offer" buyer pays shipping More pics here

THE REASON FOR SELLING (other than to pay bills etc...)

Similar to this one here....

Thanks Brandon

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Man do I need this!

Gett'n my fix in the saddle! I rode a tad over 10 miles in Black Diamond with the "boys" on Thursday evening!! It was bad ass!!

Photos by Reechard "Knobularlife" Boatman

I rode to my second to last Physical Therapy appointment yesterday morning on my Desalvo fixed gear clocking just over 13 street miles! The family also rode over to our new Pastor's house for a church newcomers BBQ. Abigael rode/walked her Strider bike all the way to the BBQ by herself...

And this morning I get to go ride the South End Thrilla Loop with a few good friends!!! I got a chance to ride with a friend, Julian Diaz, who recently moved down to Tacoma with his family. Thank you Christie for allowing me this chance to get out and ride! My mind, soul, and body need this!! Totaled about 19 miles on my singlespeed!!

Although my ass hurts like hell right now from not sitting on a saddle for over three weeks!!! OUCH!!