Friendship and camaraderie are strong in these parts. Local hero and darn cool guy, Pete Rose decided to get all busted up, go for a helicopter ride to the hospital and really tried to have multiple spleens (much to his his spleen’s distress).
The local crowd of ruffians, troublemakers and also some genuinely nice folks got together for a benefit ride to help Pete out with his insane medical bills and general lack of excitement since he’s been laid up at his folk’s place.
Blam! Pete Rock blastin’ the road gap near the finish of the Graham Swamp 360 six hour endurance race.
Me and Other Me… the internal debate about not being a lazy sod. So a bit more than a few weeks ago, my good buddy & Florida MTB legend, Pete Rose, leaves a rather innocuous voice message to the tune of “Hey man, are you doin’ the 6hr MTB race at Graham Swamp?”
I had recently finished my silly cyclocross season and was not at all interested in putting in the effort to be remotely competitive against the insanely skilled coastal crusher crew of Flagler Beach.
Our second stop (first stop here) for this season’s 2017 cyclocross Cannonade SuperX cyclocross vessel using the brilliant Wolf Tooth Drop Stop 1X chainring, Gnar Wolf chain guide and a lil’ bling, including anodized chainwheel bolts, stem spacers and ultra lightweight topcap with built in spacers.
Saturday, July 8th was the second running of the Tour de Flagler. The 30+ mile Tour entails two of Central Florida’s premier MTB trails with a bit of road, sidewalk, multi-use trail, and dirt doubletrack connecting the two. Also in the route are two bridge climbs in the blazing sun which everyone genuinely looks forward to as the highlights of the day.
With my ever-growing assortment of senseless accouterments for my commuter vessel, I wanted to add a quick-n-dirty way to transport my ol’ skateboard around. A questionable DIY bike camping style skateboard rack is born.
The amazingly versatile and capable Sunlite QR front rack whose weight rating has been far exceeded on a number of occasions (60lbs of luggage for 80 miles, transporting teenager kids to and fro etc) forms the foundation for most of the garbola that I hang on the bike.