2011 Burn 24 Hour Challenge

Looking Back at my First Solo 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race

Several months ago I had a plan going into the 2011 season. It included a duo race at the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek, a solo at the 6 Hour Grind on the Greenway, a ton of riding and then my first solo at Burn 24 Hour.    As any good plan there was a few snags within this.  My geared race bike, the Airborne Goblin, showed up a few weeks late which kept me on my fully rigid single speed for the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek, and kept me from racing the…

Answer ProTaper 650 XC Handlebar

Review: Answer Products ProTAPER 650 XC Handlebar in Pink

While at Sea Otter this past spring I was hooked up with the new pink Answer Products ProTaper XC Flatbar. After installing and riding the bar for a couple months (15 or 20 rides) I can give some honest feedback. ProTaper 650 XC Bars Details Width: 685mm Weight: 235g (flat) Back Sweep: 3º Colors: PINK, Mango, Red, Green, Brunette (brown), Black Answer ProTaper 650 XC Review While the handlebar got me at…

Waterbottles

A Wash of a Weekend

Going in to the weekend I had great plans for riding every day, enjoying time with my lovely and hitting up roller-coasters at Carowinds. Can I tell you that I did not do almost any of those things? While the closest I got to riding was overhauling the Airborne Goblin Saturday morning, and cleaning out my car from all the water bottles I have been collecting for the past two weeks. Yes, that is the closest I came to riding. It stunk. More to com…

Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday with Robin

What’s your name and location? Robin – New Jersey What type of cycling do you enjoy? Most passionate about mtb – but love road riding and now cyclocross What is your first cycling memory? My banana seat coaster bike…going airborne and breaking my leg (both shin bones)…spent 11 weeks in casts…and I still went back for more! Who inspires you to ride, and better yet WHY? my friends support me and inspire me̷…