Red Maple in Providence Canyon

Loosey Goosey in the Bits and Bobs

Loose rock and moon dust feel like ice and snow in the corners. Rain is coming and that will help settle the trails back into a less slippery state. While the Ripmo and I wait for the binding power of water to work magic on our worn, beaten, beloved dirt strip we’ll pause to herald the beginning of the most colorful time of the year.

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Trees in Providence Canyon

Hints of Fall

Chilly morning and yellow leafs are giving hints that Fall is coming. It’s the perfect time of year for mountain biking. Also, I took back the not really that coveted Local Legend status. It’s a nice participation trophy for those of us that just can’t seem to go fast enough to make the KOM leader board. The Ride – Providence Canyon The bike – Ibis

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Providence Canyon Trail

RIP Ripley (rear shifter)

I was planning on spending some quality time with the Ripley this morning. I did all the usual things like air the tires and lube the chain and then took off. The Ripley has Crank Brothers double shot pedals. I thought I was being smart and using some flat pedals that my son could ride without being clipped while still having a cleat that I

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Pivot Mach 4 SL

A Pivotal moment

Speed Mountain hosted the Pivot demo fleet this week at Providence Canyon. I can’t resist smashing other people’s hardware into rocks and I signed up for a morning test ride on a Mach 4 SL and a Trail 429 for the afternoon. At 9am I did two things I almost never do. First, I drove to the trail head. Second I left the Ripmo in

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Trees in Providence Canyon

Watch your head

Another, “watch your head” warning. In spite of my body’s inability to produce any significant power I decided I missed Providence Canyon too much to not try a quick up and back. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m still not processing information correctly or if the trees really are starting to lean into the trail more than they used to but I managed to

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