Saturday, May 30, 2009

Western Slope late spring weekend

Just some pictures from a rambling trip on a long weekend to Durango, Hermosa, Hartman:

Kathy riding the Colo Trail down from Gudy's in early evening

Me all blurry on the Hermosa Creek Trail

Horny Toad who crossed the Hermosa Creek Trail in front of us

Moist Hartman in early evening

Friday, May 22, 2009

New magic carpet

Last summer I decided that I wanted to get a bike especially for getting way out there, with enough stuff along to stay out there, at least overnight.

I met Rick Hunter when he was in Salida during his 2007 Great Divide Race attempt. He wrote a really cool article about the GDR (can't find it on the interweb, sorry). Of course he was riding one of his own classic hand-built bikes.

I decided I wanted one, so I asked him to make me a "flat-bar dirt tourer".

Customs take a while. That's just how it goes. The better the builder, the longer the waitlist normally. But this spring, I got my frame and fork. I have a stem coming whenever I decided exactly the length and rise I want. Here you go, pictures from when it was still sleek and clean:

Trademark Hunter Cycles seatstays

Trademark Hunter Cycles Supercrown fork

Standard side shot (note the angus bull visible through the frame)

I went for the new Chris King BB

Closeup of BB