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singlespeed

For Immediate Release — Tour de San Tans

April 2, 2009

Photo courtesy mtbikeaz.com Queen Creek, Arizona (April 2, 2009) — Thursday evening a small but solid group of riders showed for inaugural Tour de San Tans group ride. Leading the ride was esteemed MTB filmographer and SS Transition TransAM rider, Ruppguts. His latest work “Evening Ride San Tan Mountains” has garnered critical acclaim on the […]

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Singlespeed Birthday

March 17, 2009

Today, is St. Patty’s day. It’s also the year mark since I converted my geared GT Avalanche into a singlespeed machine. I remember that first ride like it was yesterday…I was so green back then. Since that inaugural St. Patty’s day ride, I’ve put in 19 more singlespeed rides totaling 150 miles. That’s been enough […]

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Morning Hills at Hawes

March 13, 2009

This morning’s ride out at Hawes was great. With my buddy riding the Trek, I got a chance to dust off the singlespeed. As I grunted up Mudflaps I was going slow enough to be thoroughly impressed by the fine trail work completed by the volunteer crew last week. I was careful not to carve […]

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Hawes au natural

January 28, 2009

Yesterday was the perfect day for a burn out of work early, hit the trail smiling kind of a ride. I wanted to do something different, something less Quad bypass like, so I dusted the neglect off the singlespeed and headed for Hawes, leaving all accessories behind. No Camelbak, no tools, no tubes, no gears, […]

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Supe for Lunch

October 21, 2008

My first official lunch ride of winter. I recommend the Supes. Today it was the perfect temperature, low 80s. It could have been a bit cooler, but those days will be here soon enough. No one to dine with today, everyone else had to work through lunch…I guess I’m a lucky boy, I get to […]

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Lost Goldmine Singlespeed Loop

May 31, 2008

After all the exploring out on Lost Goldmine I thought it was about time to see how the singlespeed rolled through the new loop. Rode From the LG trailhead on Cloudview clockwise to the new singletrack then followed it back to the TH. It was an 8 mile loop of nearly all singletrack (excepting a […]

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Lunch: Singlespeed on Hawes, Hold the Suspension

March 26, 2008

Lunch rides are going to turn into pre-breakfast break-of-dawn rides soon here in the valley of the sun. Today I had lunch with the converted Avalanche onespeed out on Hawes. No reservations required. Hawes dished up a healthy dose of desert singletrack painted high with wildflowers and cactus. Riding a hardtail singlespeed is giving me […]

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Single Ring Tale

March 23, 2008

Last week I was in Scottsdale for a business lunch, and suggested to my colleague that we do a little riding first. He was all for it even though he hadn’t ridden in years. Watch out golf, mountain biking is the new business sport. (On the mountain you can really see what your business partners […]

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I’ve Converted

March 17, 2008

Today was my first singlespeed ride since 1984. And that’s only if you count BMX riding the Arco in T.O. I tell you, I wasn’t very convinced singlespeeding was going to be anything special until I was riding in the San Tans one day. As I rode around on the Fuel EX 9, I thought…these […]

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