Monday, August 31, 2009
Worca is known for two things... Organized fun event and beer drinking. The beer drinking came in to play as the Avid chain-less racers cornered and hit the speed trap next to the beer garden. Heckling and even a bit of foul play made for some interesting runs.
Despite a steady stick throwing at Kurtis Keene he ended up with the fastest time of the day and took home a beautiful set of Avid Elixer CR mag's. katrina Strand was top women and took home the same bag of loot. Katrina also posted fastest woman's time through the speed trap, hitting just over 30km an hour. Damian Smith was the fastest man/boy through the trap and bested Keene by only 1km an hour.
Complete results to come but for now... Enjoy the photos.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Here we go again! The 2nd AVID Chainless Challenge goes down on Saturday August 29th in Whistler, BC as part of Worcapalooza. http://www.worca.com/
It will start at 3:00 pm @ Blackcomb Base 2, behind restaurant 18 Below.
Just look for the large orange AVID sphere...
Monday, August 17, 2009
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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Here are some shots from the recent build up in Waterloo, WI, with Trek technician Ray Waxham and SRAM tech Paul Damato. Thanks to Michael Zellmann for the writeup and props on The Road Diaries!
The production frame was designed by one of Trek’s frame artists and painted in house. It features an integrated Texas Longhorn/Trek logo (Trekxas?) on the headtube, a horseshoe on the integrated seat mast. The stem was also custom painted to match.
Lance requested that the bike come equipped with a complete production SRAM XX mountain bike gruppo; the latest, lightest, most efficient performance defining MTB gruppo which involved the SRAM, RockShox, Avid, and Truvativ brands. The goal of the XX project was to craft the most advanced cross-country specific gruppo ever.
Lance’s race set-up features the RockShox X-Loc handlebar remote connected to his SID suspension fork set at 100mm of travel. Also, the RockShox Ario rear shock utilizes an optional remote lock-out, which is mounted on his right side of the cockpit. He chose to run the 28/42 gearing mated to the 11-36 10 speed SRAM XX cassette with the PC 1090R chain and PowerLock. XX triggers control front and rear XX derailleurs, and he selected 160 X-Sweep rotors to finish off the XX brakeset.Prior to his winning his state title Lance tweeted about his new XX gruppo, “First ride on the new SRAM XX as well. Hands down best shifting I’ve experienced on a mtb.” High praise for a guy who is pretty particular about his componentry. Read more about XX here XX homepage
The bike build took place the morning of July 31, the bike then went immediately into the photo shoot. The bike was then was boxed and UPS’d to Lance in CO for a Saturday morning arrival. Knowing Lance he probably had the bike built and was riding by 9am.
Congrats to Lance on his State Championship title and good luck at Leadville this weekend.
The SRAM crew setup in Whistler for the Crankworx event
What would Crankworx be without a Whiffle Golf tournament?
With a pig roast, a live band, and a clear break in the weather...it was a pretty great way to spend a Wednesday night.
Check out more pictures on our Flickr collections...