Browse Month by July 2012
Bicycle, Film/video, Mt. Bike

Where The Trail Ends

Though I haven’t been too pumped on my Contour camera-not even really having used it yet,  This movie looks pretty rad.

 

Bicycle, Events, Gear

Betabrand x Huckleberry Bike to Work Pants

Check out Huckleberry’s blog HERE

*Do research your hanky code- I’m not sure what a reflective and purple hanky out the left pocket means- but if the video is any indicator, it’s a good time.

Also be sure to swing by if you’re in SF during their safe-cracking party in August.  I’ve never been to a safe-cracking party, but I’m sure it’ll be epic.

Alaska, Alley Cat Racing, Bicycle, Cyclocross, Events, Races, Rides, Road, Travel

Hatcher Pass Road Race

If you’re looking for a bad ass race in the Great North- this one is looking brutal.

Crazy ascent and gravel roads.  7500+ of climbing.


  • Elevation gain/loss: +7500ft / -7500ft
  • Distance: 70 miles
  • Estimated finishing time: 4 – 6 hours
  • Recommended Bike: Cyclocross with low gearing and finely tuned brakes. Road bikes with 28c tires can be made suitable with caution.
  • Field limit: 50 riders
  • Support: Lead vehicle with wheel support, camera car, and broom wagon.
  • Weather: This is Alaska. The weather could range anywhere from 75 degrees and sunny to 35 degrees and snowing. Be prepared.
  • Lodging: We will have a limited number of rooms at the cabin available for key athletes, sponsors, and for rent. Camping and additional lodging in Wasilla is available.
  • Location and Travel: 2 hours north of Anchorage, Alaska which is serviced by most major airlines.

 

 

Bicycle, bikes, Gear

The Amazing Cycle Truck Conversion Kit

Cycle Truck 1

At the Pedaler’s Fair this past April, Colin Stevens and Garth L’Esperance showed off their innovative and cost-effective cycle truck conversion kit that can adapt virtually any bicycle frame into a front-load hauling beast. Go Means Go recently had the opportunity to discuss the conversion kit with veteran trailer builder Haulin’ Colin, as well as get some new pics of a recently powdercoated install.

Cycle Truck 2

Born of a need to carry loads that are too big for a basic porteur rack but not warranting a full-on trailer, the cycle truck conversion kit evolved from a platform welded above the 26in front wheel of a mountain bike. To get the load’s center of gravity lower, and to expand the deck, the next iteration used a 20in front tire in a custom fork. It’s current state, the cycle truck conversion kit utilizes a custom headtube extension that pressed into the headtube of the bike that mounts the custom fork and 20in wheel and deck, which is then braced by stays that mount to the bike’s downtube. The resulting installation creates a load hauling platform that is remarkably solid, carrying loads in well in excess of  100 lbs. Colin says, “We had a 180 lb person jump up and down on it, so I’m sure it can support more, but the handling gets pretty awkward with that much weight on the front of the bike.”

Cycle Truck 3

The kit starts at $450 and comes powdercoated in “any solid color Seattle Powder Coat has in stock”. Kits are dialed in to your frame’s headtube angle and size. Current lead times are about a month, though plans are afoot to create some backstock for faster shipping later this summer or early fall. If you can’t wait, contact Colin or Garth at (206) 763-1364 or email at colin@haulincolin.com and they’ll get you started. Check ’em out at www.haulincolin.com. These terrific photos courtesy of Amelia Greenhall (http://twitter.com/ameliagreenhall).

Events, GO MEANS GO events

Tour de Watertower 2012 Results

Another year, another tough TdW. Dedicated riders, steep climbs, cool weather and a nice tailwind to the finish all helped make this year a success. Going off the various computers at the finish, it looked like most riders did the course in 37 – 42 miles gaining anywhere from 3500 – 4900 feet. Everyone that finished at all deserves acknowledgment, but In the end we only had two of Chrome‘s not-for-sale winners-only “coveted” jerseys and a couple hundred bucks to give away. Taking home the majority of the pot was our top overall time, “Tall” Bryan Smith, and first, female Marcy Sutton.

Tyler Johnson rounded out the bunch as first fixed gear, and Professor Dave – who did a nice write up on the race – awarded himself first fendered bike once again (you’ll have to take his word for it).

Thanks so much to everyone that came out and made this even a success once again, and a big thanks to Chrome for reaching out to us with the great jerseys, and Victory Lounge for treating us well once again (and evening opening up early for us on a Sunday).

Check below to see your time:

Results

Racer Final Time
Bryan Smith 2:08:21
Jason Smith 2:19:52
Adam Ales 2:22:48
Mike Duggan 2:29:56
Robert Trombley 2:31:33
Kevin Flick 2:31:39
Benjamin Runge 2:36:18
Matt Metcalf 2:36:44
Nathan Kiger 2:39:07
Tad Davenport 2:43:36
Russ Otten 2:46:00
Tyler Johnson (1st Fixed) 2:47:54
James Stroud 2:49:02
Matt Espeed 2:51:48
Ryan Seguin 2:54:32
Bryan Wrona 2:55:25
Marcy Sutton (1st Female) 2:56:47
Nick Haggard 2:57:24
Edward Beier 3:00:18
Albert Dimond* 3:02:35
Holly Jones 3:08:47
Laura Whitehead 3:38:34
Professor Dave 3:39:51
Pete Blunk 4:01:30
Steve McCadden DNF
Justin Marshall DNF
Chris Langston DNF

*Disqualified for no manifest.