Nov
26
2009
1

Turkeyday Ride

So every year in the South bay there is a pre-Thanksgiving ride up Kennedy Rd and up Kennedy trail to the top.  It’s a 2000′ climb to the top.  This year I took Tulia up to the top on the Big Dummy. My buddy Chris rode with me.  Several people that I have ridden with and met through mtbr.com were there.

The ride starts in Los Gatos in front of Summit Bike shop.  We arrived at 10 till 8.  I spotted a bunch of people that I rode with in Oregon, and on the Big Basin MBTB epic.

This is a great ride.  It’s a pretty steep grind up, but having all these people here really makes it fun.  Rumor was that 2 pigs and several turkey’s were hauled up.  Also kegs, Tequila, and beers of all sorts.  We brought up some Kona brews.

Tulia was a trooper and rode tail the whole way.  She didn’t even complain.  The doughnut holes and promise of goodies up at the top helped.

Countless people talked with me about how cool the Big Dummy setup is.  It’s nice riding this thing on a ride other than a grocery run or dropping the kids off at school.  I was really impressed with how easy (relative to the task at hand) the dummy was to pedal up the hill.  Slow and low is all it took.

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Mar
31
2009
0

Beer Run, dummy style

Picked up the party supplies for Nolan’s birthday party.  The big dummy and the new portuer rack were loaded. 36 bottles of beer/smirnof. case of juice boxes, 16 pack of sodas, various food.

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Jan
21
2009
1

Nolan on the Big Dummy

A couple of shots of the big boy on the back of the dummy. I’ve modified the seat to be able to mount a five point harness on the back seat. He really seems to not mind riding on the back.

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Dec
01
2008
0

A naked dummy

I took my freeloader bags off today to paint the silver tubes a stealthy and utilitarian black. So here is a shot the Big Dummy naked. Note the big black rubber piece is to keep the caliper from rubbing through the bag.

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Nov
29
2008
0

Josh’s Xtracycle custom racks

My buddy Josh has made his own xtracycle attachments.  The deck is an awesome piece.  I’m stoked to see what else he comes up with.

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Nov
05
2008
0

Utilitarian

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My perception of what bikes are cool have changed insainely lately. Utilitarian is what is in to me.. Check out thiese cool bikes, and racks.

I am seriously thinkin about trying to build my own rack then build a frame…

http://alexandchristine.smugmug.com/gallery/4301856_GNe7g#P-1-12

http://alexandchristine.smugmug.com/gallery/6217594_CWneK#392179634_dZbWk

Kinda granola, but yet it really strikes the engineer in me. Mechanical, Simple, Utilitarian.

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