"Cascade Cycling Classic"

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 2 by Carson Blume

I saw two things for the first time the second I got off the plane last night.

I am guessing for diabetes, anyone?

and this is kinda scary, when I mentioned it to someone there were like, well you have earthquakes in California, I reminded him that we have one worth mentioning every 10 years.

So it has been a rocky start for me at the Tour of Missouri. Threw no fault of my own I did not make my flight to Kansas City on Sunday night so I am a day late. Plus no Moto today but I did get a call from Velo News and they are running the shot of Carl Decker from the Single Speed World Championships so that was nice.


So bad, Neil is fating him up for Thanksgiving

They love Brad

The start, look closely for the American Flag

The kids here love this! Maybe they will grow up and not hit me with their cars?

Mark Cavendish (Team Columbia) two wins in a row

A really nice turnout, it is really pretty here I can't wait to get out on the Moto into the countryside and do it some justice.

guns and alcohol don't mix

Link to the Gallery for Stage 2