sábado, 25 de junio de 2011

Let´s start 2011

I really have to dust off my blog, now that rains are coming it´s as good time as any.

sábado, 17 de abril de 2010

The "Man up" way to pay for a trip.

So, you want to go on a trip, and the issue of money comes up and you cool down on the idea, and then you keep seeing those great blogs of trips on the web and you wonder, "How ?" well, read on ...

A great answer on the subject of "How can you afford an overland trip"


viernes, 16 de abril de 2010

Some thoughts on steel bikes

From MTBr forums.

Well, it's steel, so of course it's good. Ninja swords were made from steel. So you know it kicks ass.

Things ninja swords were not made from:

* aluminum
* carbon fiber
* dead cats.

Other badass things made from steel:

* Guns
* Bombs
* Chuck Norris

Also steel is steely, as in steely eyed. So it gives you some good mojo, you can defeat your enemies with your demeanor.

In a pinch, steel can be magnetized, macgyver style, which might get you out of a fix if you had to turn your bike into a giant compass or something.

Also steel rusts, which is handy, because it's a good indicator when you need to buy a new bike. Since the only way a steel bike can be destroyed is by rust, and chromoly rusts really slowly, they last a long time. When the rust goes all the way through the tube, you know it's shot. Aluminum and carbon fiber don't do this, they just break, usually when you're riding down a volcano at 200 mph being chased by pirates who are mad at you for being a ninja.

Steel is real. Aluminum is real too, it just doesn't rhyme.

domingo, 21 de marzo de 2010

The ride in Queretaro

Following my belief to make the most of the time away from home, I found out of a cool place to ride a bike while doing some work on the very nice city of Queretaro.

Queretaro is close to a couple of sierras, on one of them called The Aserrin, local cyclist have developed some fun trails, but very challenging from me since they are at 7,000 feet, and being a costeñito the climbs hurt.

El Aserrin rules, tough climbs, a couple of falls, blood, the works.

martes, 16 de febrero de 2010

A couple of great reads

Every now and then I come across some nice reading. Here is a couple. Enjoy !!!

Black Mountain Cycles

Moving in opposite direction

Dave Moulton's Blog

The art of doing nothing


jueves, 14 de enero de 2010

A very nice morning ...

Today was a little chilly at 11c, but still a great morning to go to Los Muertos MTB track at El Cerro de La memoria.

The singletrack at our town's only hill has been on construction on and off by us for a number of year, very technical but fun.

Los Mochis 125 meters up.

The rivers of fog look really nice slowly flowing the valley.

martes, 12 de enero de 2010

Another quick update

The body work is almost complete, and looks like I will be fitting the 35 inch tires ok.

From the side, I will push the axle a little bit.

The rear looks roomy enough.

Inside detail of the fender.

Next off will be the camper, I have decided on a flip-top style using and old jeep top but with modifications to look like a Jeep Alaskan Postal Top, I hope it turns out OK.