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.
“Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now”
March 4 marked the inaugural voyage of the Tour de Flagler Ultra, a leisurely (at least in the beginning) 40 mile mountain bike ride through two of the best trail systems Central Florida has to offer. The ride began at Bing’s Landing, a beautiful park within walking distance to the beach.
Halfway up the initial climb, (5,000’+ today) you can almost see our starting point at the ocean that’s hiding in the fog. Locals refer to this time of year as “June Gloom”, due to the heavy fog that blankets the area. Temps hover around low 50’s-65 down at the coast.