Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ride in Evergreen

(by scott t.)

Several of us took off this morning to Evergreen. We don't actually know the name of the trail, but it is connected to one of Evergreen's RTD Park-n-rides. So, that is what we did. We parked. We rode.

The trails were perfect. The temperature was fantastic. And all of us needed some time in the woods.

As I was climbing, I knew in the back of my head that the pain I was feeling going up would be redeemed in a downhill of the same lines. It still didn't make it any less painful when my teeth hurt from breathing so hard. We took very infrequent breaks to that the climb would be over sooner. Then the flat/down/flat part of the trail began. Evergreen is a fun place to ride bikes. We started seeing people as we approached the 3 sisters trailhead. We turned around and explored for a bit, then started the back portion of our out and back.

It was beautiful and fun and we are gonna do it all again soon.

Here are the pictures:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Alright, let's ride!

This is the only place we are announcing this first demo ride, cause we need the right people for our trial. (We are gonna try it out and get your feedback.)

On Saturday July 26th (2008), we will meet at the back parking lot of Salvagetti Bicycle Workshop at 8am. Scott will be taking the new van and up to 9 bikes and 8 people on a trail ride. This also means if you have a car with bike racks, maybe you should bring it along... There is a time constriction, so the trail will be a close one (probably Golden), but it promises to be fun.

We will bring along with us a combination of the following bikes:
Giant Trance
Giant Trance X
Giant Anthem
Brooklyn Machine Works Park Bike
Black Sheep Ti 29er SS
Maverick Durance (oh, mommma! Scott gets this one first)
Jamis Dakar XAM
Jamis Dakar XCR

You don't *have* to have (or bring)a mountain bike to join us. Please bring water, a helmet, a snack, some money for a post-ride snack and a can-do smile.

We'll get you back to the shop by noon, cause Scott has to go back to work then!

See you there.

Here is the van:

Friday, July 18, 2008

Conspiring Minds want to know...

This isn't really bicycle related, but it is quality of life related.

Denver used to have a trolley system that ran on electricity. Apparently, General Motors may-or-may-not-have purchased the rails and trolleys and removed them promptly.

This is how the map looked.

It is WAY more coverage than our current lightrail system.

We should bring this back. We just need a plan...

and several billion dollars (that the city has).

Any ideas?

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

"The Church of Sunday Morning Breakfast Rides"

Look here first ---> The Breakfast Ride

We were written up in Momentum Magazine. For those of you who haven't heard of Momentum, it is probably right up your alley. Brendan Leonard, one of our favorite original Breakfast Riders, wrote the article and submitted it. And now you will have to join us on a Sunday. The Travel Channel showed some interest in covering our Sunday Morning Breakfast Ride, as well. So this could be your chance to be famous.

Each week we meet at the back of the shop at 8am on Sunday. The group then decides where we are going to ride (at slow speeds) to. The people who haven't liked the Breakfast Ride have been people who had CRAZY expectations.

Come and join us. It is a great start to the day and a nice way to meet some good people.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

BMX Track and the MTN Bike Van!!

Chris, Richard and Scott went to a BMX track at C470 and Colorado Blvd. tonight.
So fun.

Packed dirt with big huge sweeping turns makes everything right.

All of us progressively got faster and smoother. Some of us wrecked pretty hard. We aren't mentioning names, but it wasn't Richard or Scott.

So, the van is almost ready for prime time. It is licensed, registered, insured and pretty. It just needs some bike racks. This time next week that task shall be completed and we will take our inaugural Saturday morning mountain ride. No fooling around this time. The van seats 8 and holds 9 bikes. We'll email the Salvagetti email list when and where and how, but it is coming up soon.

Chris - Generic Cycles Bronx
Richard - Azonic DJ
Scott - Brooklyn Machine Works Park