Velo Bella Training Camp by Carson Blume

I had a wonderful time hanging out with the Velo Bella girls last weekend.

Marian Hunting during crit practice

Everyone listeing to Michael Hernandez's (NorCal Cycling News) words of wisdom

The Bella's rollin'

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Gibraltar Hill Climb by Carson Blume

The Gibraltar Hill Climb is a memorial for Kendra Payne, A 21-year-old UCSB triathlete that killed when she was hit by
truck while riding her bicycle on Gibraltar in 2006.

Ok props to this guy, his peddle broke or something so he rode up barefoot!

And props to this guy too, his chain broke, so he ran barefoot 3 miles got is fixie.

Miss Susie Willett

Platinum out looking hot

And my team, Team Chicken Ranch

Thats right, they went up on a tandem!

Thats right, Aaron rocking the FRS!

(OMS) Old Man Steve is my hero

UP up and away!

Hey Randall, I think that's cheating!


Tea Fire Burn area

Images Here

Results HERE

New Frame, The Pain Wagon, from Rock Lobster by Carson Blume

So I decided that cycling just doesn't hurt quite enough, actually cyclocross. So I had Paul over at Rock Lobster in Santa Cruz build me a Single Speed Cyclocross frame. I do hate it when I drop my chain or just having to deal with silly gears, plus I am a runner, who needs gears in a hour long race anyway.

Speaking of chains, this bike won’t have one, it will be running the Gates Carbon Belt Drive system.I rode a spot carbon belt drive bike at the outdoor demo at Interbike and really liked it, so Paul had the great idea to modify Paul (different Paul) Components dropouts (pictured above) so the belt drive systems could be utilized.

To keep the bike clean the back brake cable is routed threw the top tube and out the seat stay, kinda slick.

To further clean up the frame I did request the integrated seat mast that seams to be all the rage lately.

Not much to say about this image I just like it. So it off to Spectrum Powder Works for a sick paint job, any guesses on the color?

Tour of Missouri, Stage 4 (quotes) by Carson Blume

Ok, so I am going to try and think of cool quotes to go with the images today.

Paul Smecker: Fan-frigging-tastic.

Alfred Pennyworth: Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up.

"Patriotism is supporting your country always and supporting your government when it deserves it. -Barack Obama "

Mahina: You know, I also have killed a lion.
Angus Starling: How many shots did you need?
Mahina: I used my hands.