mtn biking

July 8, 2020


Race day. It rained right as I started my warmup and as I was cruising along I went down hard, the bike just slide from under me on the wet packed red clay. I crashed again on the warmup just trying to get out of the woods. I was not excited to start the race after that… but I did and settled into 4th as we entered, exited and re-entered the woods, as we did there was a sweeping turn into a bridge and I just didn’t trust my tires grip and rode off the course, falling to the back of the pack. I rode hard and got back to 5th without any more crashes as the course dried as racers rode. Don’t worry, Kali is OK.


the iPhone amazes me sometimes!

May 27, 2020


Introducing “Kali” my new (to me) mountain bike. Honestly this is a nicer mountain bike than I thought I would ever own, Niner Jet RDO – all carbon full suspension, XT drive train. I named her after the Hindu goddess Kali – “she who is black” – Kali’s earliest appearance is that of a destroyer of evil forces, her eyes are described as red with intoxication and in absolute rage. (match red highlights on the bike)