Monday, October 27, 2014

Bend Trip

Sean Jennart, Pat Huwe, Charlie Brookes and I went to Bend a couple of weeks ago!  We got to do the famous McKenzie River Trail.  What a treat to have the weather and trail condition line up so perfect with the fall colors! Just make sure you add enough sealant to your tires or you will get heckled and end up on a blog! Pictures don't do this place justice, this needs to get on the bucket list if you are a mountain biker!!

Cycle Cross!

Cycle Cross is here!  Get out and enjoy the most painful 45 minutes in cycling!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


     I figured I should update the world on my thoughts of my new fork after I have put it to the test for a season.  When I originally had talked to John at X Fushion I had told him some of the general complaints I had with the company that came stock with my Trance Advance.  He assured me the X Fushion would not let me down.  The fork came set up with 150mm travel, I followed the recommended air pressure for a clydesdale and was dialed in!
      I have put 1,000 miles on this fork with the set it and forget it attitude.  I have been impressed on how stiff the fork is yet the suspension works great.  I have raced this cross country, on enduros, ridden thru rock gardens, North Cascade Epic rides and punished it on the normal rock riddled trails of central Washington.
      Those that know me would say some bike parts tend to break under my svelt frame.  Maybe I stretch my maintenance out a little too far.... So with that I rode and rode thinking eventually the fork would "act" like the oil was getting bad.  No such luck, but I did figure it was way over due so I had the oil changed and bam I'm back in business.
     I guess the moral of the story is I wouldn't recommend ignoring the manufactures service intervals but if you want a great performing, low maintenance simple to set up fork X Fusion has it going on!  I'm sold on these and can't wait to see what they come up with down the road!!

Happy trails,

Charlie the Clydesdale!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


We are proud to announce that we will be working with a new sponsor for 2015!


What a great company.  We will be rocking new Deuter backpacks this next race season.  In the winter there will be a review of a backpack, whichever I decide to buy. 

Check them out in our sponsor tab or here! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Stack Em' High, Stack Em' Low

Ok, not a lot is going on right now.  Il Lombardia is over and won in the most incredible fashion by Dan Martin: LINK HERE.

That said, ASTANA self suspends... then they all said,"Vinokourov who?"

Now the good stuff.

Ridin' High

Ridin' with the EMT