Monday, February 27, 2012

Gettin' Dirty

I recently picked up a new trail bike, a Gopro Hero 2 and been hitting the trails as often as possible. Which means I have also been hitting the dirt.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Brew crew is at again in 2012. We are backing up our drinking skills with a lot more bike riding this year (I speak for myself). To kick things off, I hit the Icycle and I actually remember the entire evening with considerable clarity. I have learned the trick to this race is to wait till the race is over before the hard drinking begins.

Instead of drinking throughout the day I did a million or so practice runs and wanted to fall asleep by the time I finally got to my race runs. This was my first time ever riding anything with suspension at the event and it seemed that even the hardass class has stepped it up. After riding the Demo on the course all day the two practice runs on the rigid bike was horrifying. I did man up enough to win a pair of socks for risking my life on the rigid but my half ass pedaling job in the suspension class only got me to a mid pack expert finish. Maybe next year I won't stay out till 3 the night before a race.

Oh the Icycle.. great people, good beer and fun trails as always and my roommates didn't disappoint.

Whoever says beer, fireworks and DH bikes don't mix hasn't been to the Icycle.

I make videos now.

After the Icycle it was time to get ready for the big show. Which just meant it was destine to snow again since the heartbreaker has been snowed out for the past two years. However, it did manage to get up to 33 degrees the following weekend so it was just a week later than planed with a mixture of precipitation rather than just snow.

I once again became very aware that I have some badass friends when I pulled up to a dozen or so hardcores waiting in the rain to climb Heartbreak Ridge and then drop it as fast as they can. If the freezing rain didn't get on the way up the sleet storm at the top and already soaked clothes made for a decent on HB that I will not soon forget. Everyone made it to the bottom fairly intact and we learned that 23 minutes from field to field is the time to beat in horrible conditions.

I took some pics

So far it's a great start to the year as far as bicycles go. See you in the woods.

Jut Rut

Monday, February 6, 2012

It's back.

The Heartbreaker is on.

Feb. 12th. 19th,  9:30am at Andrew's Geyser.

It's going to be fun and that's all you really need to know.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Schedule of Events

Wow. The Nashville boys got in last night and we kicked Enduro Twenty 11 off right. I'm still a little hungover after partying till 2am. The Enduro is here, let the sleep deprivation begin..

Loose Schedule of events. Don’t hold me to it.


10:00 – 11:00 DH Practice

11:00 - 11:30 DH Race

12:00 – 1:00 Fourcross Practice

1:00 – 2:00 Fourcross Race

2:30 – 3:30 XC Race

4:00 – 5:00 Lunch at Asheville Pizza Company (Coxe Ave)

5:00 – 5:30 Bunny Hop Contest and Beer @ Biowheels

8:00 - ? Party at the Crow’s Nest (105 Orchard Place Asheville)


10:30 Bent Creek Community Park

Directions: Brevard Road, Right on Pole Creasman Road, Stay right at fork on Pole Creasman, Left on Idlewood Road, Park Entrance on left near the bottom of hill.

10:30 – 11:30 Pumptrack TT

11:30 – 12:00 Skinnies Comp

12:30 – 1:15 Short Track TT

1:30 – 2:30 Almost DH Race

3:30 – 4:30 Short Track DH Practice

4:30 – 5:00 Short Track DH Race

5:30 Awards and BBQ

Monday, October 3, 2011

5 Days and Counting...

Riders ready, watch the gate! Get ready boys and girls, this year is going to be one of the best enduros yet. My hands and back are in pain for all the trail work that took place this weekend, but my pain is your gain.. This year you will once again be tested and I hope will ask yourself wtf on a few times throughout the weekend. I would recommend bringing some suspension for a few of the stages this year. If you don't have it, don't worry, you will survive..

So, here is the plan:

Saturday: Meet at Alexander Mountain Bike Park for XC, Fourcross and DH events at 10:00 am. We'll start with XC so as to get the suffering over with first then move on to more gravity assisted events DH and Fourcross. There will be more events/festivities taking place later in the day and start times will be based on how long it takes to wrap up the first three events.

Saturday Night: 8 o'clock Party at the Crow's Nest. 105 Orchard Place Asheville NC 28801. DJ Big Hair will be rocking the beats and a late night Best Trick (on Rollers) will take place for points towards the overall ranking. Parking on the hill is limited so please park in the gravel lot at the corner of Cherokee and Orchard Road or better yet ride a bike! Hike up the hilll where you see the tiki torches and you're here.

Sunday: Meet at Bent Creek Neighborhood Park at 10:30. Pumptrack TT, Skinnies, Short Track TT and "Almost DH" race will take place. Sunday afternoon will feature Short Track DH at the Caldwell Compound with BBQ and after party.

That's the overview, you know the drill. Show up and ride your bike like a rockstar.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's just another Bomb Track.

Get ready for some bomb singletrack this year and some funky radical backyard tracks. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The End-uro is coming, are you ready?

Enduro Twenty-11 is coming October 8th-9th. Take off work, tell your significant other you're going to be busy for two days and come ride you bike harder than you ever have. All you single speed party boys and girls, endurance or gravity freaks who like to ride bikes all day (and night) are welcome to test your skills at the Enduro where it takes fitness, skills and some rock star training to make the top 5 of this event.

As you may know by now the Enduro offers roughly ten different events that test the skills of various dirt riding disciplines and a few others. Your limits will be pushed and you will leave a better rider in more ways than one. Most events push you in one aspect of riding, the Enduro provides a testing ground for your mountain biking strengths and weaknesses that is unlike any other mountain bike event I am aware of. For those not comfortable confronting the weaknesses in your bike game then you can still come out and shine in one or two events and feel like your fast. But, you will not have the honor of holding the title of the Most Bad Ass Mountain Biker in the World or the MBAMBW.

Additional information on this years events will be found here in the two weeks leading up to the event but you know the drill by now. Show up, ride and have fun. If you want to know more about the Enduro, check out some previous blog post and you'll have a good idea of what is about to go down.

Jut Rut