My 2011 Trek Gary Fisher X-Cal 29’er hardtail is going to have to do duty as an all-mountain bike this year because A) I’d like to ride one or more gravity enduros; and B) I can’t afford full squish yet.
So this past week, I upgraded to a:
(I’m somewhat less than mechanically-inclined so I needed a little rescuing from Stew Moyer & Ryan Hutchinson at Mike’s Bikes.)
Continue reading Wider bars and shorter stem make my XC 29’er hardtail into an all-mountain bike. Kind of.
On tap, indeed.
My mountain biking colleagues Clay Haglund and Doug Janni and their Mankato Area Mountain Bikers (MAMB) club members are hosting a fundraiser next month at the Mankato Brewery. “There will be music, beer, food, games, merch, and a raffle with great prizes from local businesses” says the flyer which I printed out and put up yesterday in a few key spots around Northfield. See their Facebook events page for more details. Continue reading Mankato Area Mountain Bikers (MAMB) fundraiser on tap for April 19
I went riding on frozen crusty snow piles up with fellow Northfielders Ryan Hutchinson, John Ebling, and Stew Moyer today at the Northfield High School parking lot today. It was more fun than I expected and definitely better than sitting around the house whining about the cold spring. Continue reading Riding on frozen crusty snow piles: more than acceptable when you’re desperate for spring