Category: Outside

Got Fat?

Posted on January 21, 2012 by NRG

Surly Moonlander! Fat just got Fatter!
100mm Clown Shoes rims and Big Fat Larry tires 4.8″

Fat just got Fatter

Fall is in the Air

Posted on October 13, 2011 by NRG

Looking west from deck at headquarters.

Triple Crown 2012

Posted on September 30, 2011 by NRG

This last weekend we held our annual Triple Crown event. It hosts three of our in town classics. The stats work out something like 60km distance with an elevation ascent and descent of 8200′. The day started of early with warm temps but with the prospect of rain. Luckily for the 57 starters there was just a small amount of precip on the first leg.


Riders en route to the first leg. Powerslave


Dropping into at the Cabins entrance.

Feed station delights.


Leeroy Brown shutting down the party!

Mountain Biking in the Kootenay Alpine

Posted on August 24, 2011 by NRG

It has taken forever this year, and in quite a few bowls and ridges the snow still remains but a lot of the incredible alpine around Nelson has started to open up and offer up some great big rides! Past weekend offered up 12,710 ft of descending in two rides!

After an incredible day it was decided that more was needed and we headed off to Rossland to do another great Kootenay descent. From the Seven summits trail most people pedal right by Old Glory but there is an incredible ride from the top of that bad boy all the way down to the Columbia river.

Feels so good to up high in the mtns and ripping singletrack that only gets ridden a handful of times a year. Sadly the days are getting shorter but there is still plenty of time to get some more great rides in. Hope you are doing the same!

Dirt Tours Nelson and Night Riding

Posted on July 28, 2011 by NRG

Some Good Reasons to Night Ride

So combine the facts that I run a small mountain bike tour business here in Nelson, BC and work a semi-full time job as well, it means that opportunities to actually find chances to feed my riding addiction can be a bit challenging at times.  But, I have been lucky enough to get my hands on a Hope Vision Two LED night light and all of a sudden, the window for shredding trails is wide open.  

Never mind the ability to avoid the beat-down from the heat of a long summer day, or getting some needed saddle time when the amount of daylight is shortening, but take a look at these photos I was lucky enough to capture on my own night rides, and if this doesn’t make you want to go out and try it for yourself, well, then I don’t know what else I can say.

  Full moon night ride – Peak 1 – SHOOOH!!

  Brake fix on the peak before a mellow 5500ft descent.

Full moon night ride – Peak 2.  

The bright lights of Nelson again.

Cycling Silk Update

Posted on July 27, 2011 by NRG

Melissa Yule just sent us a link from her and Kate Harris’s blog on the Silk Road Cycle tour.

They have made it to Kashgar, China, and will soon be setting off in an attempt to cross the Tibetan Plateau on their way to Nepal and finally into India where the trip will wrap up in Ladakh. 

http://www.cyclingsilk.com/blog/?p=1588

This Winning slide show from the Deep Summer Photo challenge

Posted on July 23, 2011 by NRG

http://vimeo.com/26735910

Smith Creek

Posted on July 14, 2011 by NRG

 

                                                          Which way?

Louise finding some flow on the upper part of feel the love, West Bank Kelowna.

Anne Laplante

Posted on June 17, 2011 by NRG

Xprezo team rider Anne Laplante shows some awesome flow in this video. Check it out here.

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/201523/

Cycling Silk

Posted on April 20, 2011 by NRG

We just recieved an update from Mel Yule who is currently travelling from Europe to Asia. Check out her trailer that features Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, the first 3 of ten countries that they will travel through in the one year journey to India.

Check out all the adventures at www.cyclingsilk.com