heading north

100_2479, originally uploaded by solo_goat.

more pics up on flickr - check them out.

extended write up some time this week as i try to catch up on some sleep. tomorrow, early AM ride in charolette.

tuesday - back to the grind.

sologoat out


last post before race day

IMG_0167, originally uploaded by solo_goat.

in town - robbie, harlan and harvey. going to be a fast one tomorrow.

more pics uploaded - check them out.

that's it - time to rest up.

sologoat out


next up - santos

IMG_0157, originally uploaded by solo_goat.

it's dumping snow in ohio as i am soaking up some early season rays in florida - next up, the 12 hours of santos.

pre-rode the vortex - first section felt like a twisty vortex as you flowed with speed through the santos trails. roughly 40 minutes in, you hit what is dubbed the 'red' trails and you are in for a lot of steep ups and downs, rocks and some other silliness. reminds me a lot of the old trails at mikey's in ohio, only 5 times more packed with short steep climbs.

roughly 55 minutes or so at a moderate pace - guessing around 40-45 minutes at race pace.

check out flickr for some more pics.

sologoat out


the commute and the reward

the_commute, originally uploaded by solo_goat.

the_reward, originally uploaded by solo_goat.


2010 Big Bear 24 Hours

DSC_0324, originally uploaded by solo_goat.

or should i say nationals?

check it here

sologoat out


ripping flvs and thinking of warmer weather

Nathan Spear's Euro Cross Video website has been sucking up a ton of my time lately.


FREE: sign up on his website
FREE: downloads of hella cool euro cross video

files are huge, they are speaking german, and it gets a little pixelated when converted to dvd, but it's worth it. tons of videos, awesome coverage.

and if you only check out one of the videos - have to download and rip the 2009 worlds mens high def file. it's a whopping 1 gig file, but man is it clear and awesome.

shouldn't need the video this weekend - temps above 40 degrees are going to seem like july 80 degree weather this weekend.

some updates from pivot - the frames are on the way. will be running mostly the same setup overall as last year, few tweaks here and there. pivots will be running mostly xtr, fox forks, conti tires, ritchey stems, carbon post/bas, ergons, san marco saddle, crankbrothers, chris king headsets, king cages.

gotta shout out to jim, dan and the rest of the speedgoat gang for once again for all the work involved in getting me riding the trails with some killer bikes for another season.

that's it - gotta roll.



Originally uploaded by solo_goat
was the high today in ohio - glad to see the windchill factor higher then 15 and to see the snow mostly gone from the roads.

sologoat out