The 2 wheelers

The Motorbike
 
I like my bike to be a bit soft.  I like the way the power comes on with a 250F, and softer suspension.  “At 54 years old, I am still relatively fast – but I do not want the thing to rip my arms off and I need to still be going fast at the end of the race”.

The KTM 250XC-F is just about the perfect motorcycle.

Sure is pretty when new.

Sure is pretty when new.

FMF Exhaust. Waiting for my Fox Shox back with new set up for the new bike.

FMF Exhaust, Fox Shox back with new set up for the new bike.

Really just a Rekluse manual clutch on the motor.

Really just a Rekluse manual clutch on the motor, otherwise completely stock.

I will ride in honor of my friend John Buechner all year, who passed away this winter.

I will ride in honor of my friend John Buechner all year, who passed away this winter.

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A set of Tusk wheels for race day.

A set of Tusk wheels for race day.


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Bike: KTM 250XC-F
Engine: stock
Clutch actuation:  Rekluse manual 
Clutch internals: Rekluse basket
Tires: Kenda Millville Front and Washougal rear or Southwick front and rear
Brake pads: Galfer
Tank: Stock
Hand protection: Moose Racing full wrap
Graphics: Victory Circle Graphix
Pipe: stock with KTM hardparts/FMF 4.1 muffler
Suspension: Fox tuned fork, Fox rear shock
Gearing: Sunstar 13/50
Chain: RK O-ring
Wheels: Tusk Impact
Bars: Easton oversize CR high bend
Grips: Moose lock-on
Steering damper: GPR V4
Seat: stock with pleated cover
Plastic: Acerbis 
 
 
 
The CX Bike
I picked up Cyclocross last year.  After years of calling it silly, I am absolutely in love with it.  I was on the podium a few times last year, but did not win a race.  This year, I will train a bit harder for it and see what I can do. 
 
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Frame: Trek Crockett
Drivetrain: Shimano Ultegra UI2
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc
Wheels: HED Ardennes disc equipped
Tires: Bontrager
Seatpost: Bontrager carbon
Saddle: Bontrager Team Issue
Pedals: Shimano XT
Stem: Bontrager Carbon
Handlebar: Bontrager VR
Tape: Bontrager Gel Cork
 
 
 
The Snow Bike
Snow bikes could be just about the most possible fun you can have on a bike in the winter.  You can ride really technical stuff and just fall into the snow when it does not work out.  I know – trust me.
 
I used to hate winter, now I have something to do that I can enjoy it.
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Frame:  Trek Farley
Drivetrain: SLX rear der, SRAM X5 double crank 20/36, 11-36 10 speed cassette
Brakes: Avid Elixr 1
Wheels: Salsa hub, Surley Rolling Darryl rim
Tires: Surley Nate
Seatpost: Bontrager SSR
Saddle: Bontrager Team Issue
Handlebar: Bontrager Race Lite
Stem: Bontrager Rhythm Pro
Grips: Bontrager double lock on
Pedals: Shimano Deore platform
 
 
The Trail Bike

This is probably the bike I would ride the most.  Everyday trail rides and XC races and endurance races like 12 hours or 24 hours etc…

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Frame: Trek Fuel EX Carbon 29’er
Drivetrain: Shimano XT
Brakes: Shimano XT
Wheels: Bontrager Race X Lite
Tires: 
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb
Saddle: Bontrager 
Pedals: Shimano XT
Stem: Bontrager Rhythm Pro
Handlebar: Bontrager Rhythm Carbon

 
 
 

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2 responses to “The 2 wheelers

  1. Once again an excellent written post from you. Keep it up!

  2. Pingback: No more local riding « Vesrah Suzuki Offroad Team

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