Monday, May 18, 2009

The Weekend....

Went surfing for the first time at San Onofre Park, CA yesterday with Beverly...rock not sand bottom made for good consistent long waves and some of the best rides I've had yet. Each ride on the board is getting better.

Rode the Ritchey Ti 'cross bike today with the AlphaQ fork on it and quick stop 'cross brake pads and had NO brake chatter!
I rode the bike on the nearby MTB trial where I got a few weird looks at me blasting by on the 'cross bike with Duro ties and Ellsworth wheels on it. The 'cross scene isn't big here, go figure. Tires hooked up real well...I did get a rear flat....snakebit no doubt! So all the new stuff I was checking out worked great and felt fast.

Met Beverly to go hiking and then some great Mexican food...a great weekend.

Getting ready for my Trip to the Mid West for 3-4 demo day weekends and the Granny gears 24hrs of Big Bear Race in June....hope to see you there!

Ciao,
Rick

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ellsworth Featured in San Diego Union-Tribune

This photo shows the Seal Team and our Solo Marine Competitor.

Here's a story on the Navy Seal team we help sponsor and has my photo that I took featured.

Our 29er, full suspension, 4" travel, Evolve is a great weapon to use for 24hrs races.

Stay tuned for more news.

Rick

Night Riding

(The new MiNewt.X2 is on the right)

I don't know why I don't do this more often.

I've ridden with lights three times this week; twice on the road and twice mountain biking. None of them have been hard rides....just fun ones.

However, one of my favourite rides since moving out here was the night ride before the 24hrs of Adrenaline at Hurkey Park was held. Lots of climbing and the descents were wild; I did them faster at night that I could in the day, go figure.

I recently bought a NiteRider MiNewt.X2 from one of the Navy Seal Race team members (Eric) that we help sponsor. Wow the difference it is compaired to my old NiteRider light is unbelievable! Lighter, more powerful, quicker charging......NICE.

I'll definitely be doing more rides at night.....

Ciao,
Rick

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The weekend

why am i not smiling?



This was the first completely non-Ellsworth event weekend that I've had for almost a month. I'm not complaining, but it was nice planning to do whatever I wanted and when I wanted to do it.

Saturday, I picked up the surf board (it had another ding in that was non-surfing related), I went bike apparel shopping with a friend, then surfing at Solana Beach, followed by tasty shrimp and fish tacos capped off but a night ride on the Bianchi SISS (which is for sale, BTW).

Today was surfing at Del Mar beach, relaxing at bit at "home" then going for a 40 mile ride along the PCH. It was waaaaaaay nice. I'm sore right now but in pretty good spirits. BTW, Red Stripe beer is pretty good stuff.

Have a good week everyone!

Cioa,
Rick

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pua & Ron's House Warming Ride/Party



Working at Ellsworth does have it's perks.... video

Had mucho climbing with some fantastic decents....definately feel'n the love again for riding MTB.

More later...gotta get to work.

Ciao,
Rick

24 Hours of Adrenalin™ - Hurkey Creek Spring (2009)



This race brought back sooooo many memories of the three Granny Gear 24 hrs of Snow Shoe that I did (1 crewed and two raced) back in 2000/2001/2002....so Donny, Alex & Billy, yeah, I was thinking of ya!

Anyway, the Navy Seal team we help sponsor and crewed for won their division by two laps, the Marine who tried the race for the first time (and did it solo) finished with 11 laps...outstanding. Nothing like being sleep deprived & drinking many malted beverages, riding the course at night and riding all over the place shooting photos for Ellsworth of the great people who raced this.

People who know ride Ellsworth.

Ciao,
Rick