Friday, February 27, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday

Thanks for the encouraging words in peace.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

29ers in the Classroom

Teaching the truth to the youth: Check out my second article for the 29er Crew. Click Here

Sunday, February 22, 2009


It’s only a matter of days now before I can officially race in the Masters Cat. (a.k.a. Old Men Category).

Angela, being the loving, sweet person she is, decided to throw together a surprise party for me at Royal Oak Brewery last night.

I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed by the love from all of my friends and family that showed up. I am truly blessed that I belong to such a great community and family. Thanks to everyone who came out, and those who wanted to but couldn’t, I love you all!

Below are some scenes from the evening (Mom and Dad I’m sorry I don’t have photos of you, they are on your camera, please send me some soon and I’ll post them).

The evening even called for a temporary derailment from Monkhood. It's all good, you only turn 30th once.

Office Fans, you know why this pic is funny.

Honorary guest appearance: Alan scrubs and still on the clock!

The Finkelstein Brothers...believe it or not, we did come from the same parents.

If anyone else has any pics from the evening, please email me them. I seemed to of missed a lot of the bike people.

For Sale:

In an effort to bolster funds for Canmore in July, I am trying to clear out the stable a bit. Here is your opportunity to pick up some new equipment for 2009 and help fund my trip. Happy shopping!

2007 Trek Top Fuel 9.9 Mountain Bike 21inch $2750

You’re looking at a 2007 Carbon Fiber Trek Top Fuel 9.9. With the exception of the fork and wheelset, this bike has never been ridden. All of the components are brand new, never been ridden as well as the frame.

The bike is not built to spec as it was originally sold. However, it has a great spec of parts on it that are all brand new.

Frame Material: Carbon Fiber front triangle, Aluminum rear triangle
Bar: Bontrager Big Sweep
Stem: 105mm 7deg. Bontrager Race X-Lite
Brakes: Shimano XTR Hydraulic Disc
Shifters: Sram XO
Headset: Chris King Pewter Threadless
Wheels: Bontrager Race X-Lite tubeless
Rotors: Shimano XTR center lock
Fr Derail: Shimano XT
Rr Derail: Sram XO
Shock: Manitou S-Type SRL w/ Lockout and rebound control
Fork: Manitou R7 Platinum with SPV and rebound control
Seatpost: Carbon Bontrager Race X-Lite
Saddle: Bontrager Race X-Lite with Ti rails
Tires: Rear=Bontrager Jones Dry X tubeless ready Front=Bontrager Jones XR tubeless ready
Crank: Shimano XT
Cassette: Shimano LX
Chain: Shimano XT

Fetish Ankhs Cyclocross Bike 58cm $900

Frame: Aluminum Fetish Ankhs 58cm
Fork: Winwood Carbon
Seatpost: Thomson Set back
Saddle: Bontrager Race X-Lite with Ti rails
Stem: Bontrager Race X-Lite 105mm 7 degree
Bar: Bontrager Select
Wheels: Mavic Krysrium SL
Tires: Bontrager Jones XR
Brakes: Avid Shorty 4
Shifter: Shimano Ultegra 10spd
Brake Lever: Cane Creek
Headset: Cane Creek Integrated
Crank: Carbon Bontrager Race X-Lite with a Spot Brand 40t ring
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 12-25
Rr Rerail: Shimano XTR

2009 Fox RLC 26inch Fork $400

This fork was lightly ridden for about a half of season. It was on a 21in bike so it has a large head tube that should fit virtually any frame. The fork was well-maintained and has no scratches or dings with the exception of the drop outs from the wheel. It features a lock out, rebound control, lockout force, and air adjustment.