Monday, December 29, 2008

Williams Peak today

Hiked Williams Peak (Willies) today for the second time in as many days, super nice hike with Tal and even better turns on the way down. If you haven't been, go!! Nirad

How to take your skins off without taking off your skis

Tal shows us how to take off your skins up on Williams Peak this morn. Nirad

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Well muchos gracias to the Gear X et. all. . for i've made it across the country, and i would definitely still be rollerblading if it weren't for that sweet BIKE!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Mikey Basich splitting a board and Quesadilla

Cool video I found on Voile's web site this morn about splitting your own snowboard for backcountry travel, also includes cooking tips using your car engine, nice job Mike!!
Now get out there and play!! niRad

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Deep Fried Turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving to all and I hope you eat more than you thought possible. I'm about to deep fry another turkey here at my house today, I've been deep fryin' them for the last five or so years, sooooo good. Just injected a little herb and garlic marinade into my 14 lb bird and am gonna go start heating up some oil here in a few. We awoke this morn to almost a half an inch of snow on the ground which is way cool and hopefully mucho more on the way. Now get out there and everyone do your snow dances cause if it doesn't start snowing soon I'm gonna have to move to Moab so I can ride my bike all winter, just kidding!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Boot packing the bowl

Darin and myself (along with many friends) spent the day hiking mostly aimlessly around in the highlands bowl at aspen highlands. up, down, hike, sit, STOMP!!!, slid, fall, snow, heart rate increase, food, hot tea, sunshine and much more! come join the fun and earn a pass.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lookout mt traverse

Another short video following Michael Gettinger yesterday afternoon on a great ride.

Following Martin and Michael yesterday!

What a beautiful day for a ride, cannot believe it's mid November and we're still ridin' these trails in our back yard. niRad

Friday, November 14, 2008

bumpy downhill

Following Michael Gettinger down boy scout trail this afternoon, so very nice. More video to come as soon as it processes to you tube. niRad

My Morning Commute

This is my morning commute every day, about two miles from my garage to the back of The Gear Exchange via bike path. The sound is mostly wind so you'll probably want to turn the volume down but otherwise enjoy, hopefully add some singletrack in this afternoon after my ride. niRad

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

a full MOOOON rising!

check the stompa blog for all your needs! yo. full moon cruiser ride thursday. let's make a mass gwood cruise up and show those cdale folk how we get down.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Ooh it's a cold one!

Wow the commute in this morning was a brisk 20 degrees. I'm not completely ready for this kind of weather to be the norm round here. I'd like for the fall to come back, just because we "fell back" last weekend and lost an hour of daylight does not mean that the cold temps have to hang around too. Maybe just a couple of more sixty degree days please!? ;) Well the rollin' birthday party for Darin and Matthew (also headin to Nor's party!!) tonight should be a cold one too. Definitely will post some pics of that soon. Nirad

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Oh how I love the desert!!

So the desert is super fun!! Especially with a screwdriver start.

This little buddy huddled under the protection of my big 'ol 29er tire, if I moved just a bit he'd follow along, pretty cool.

These have to be some of the coolest desert rocks i've ever seen, and placed so well here, just amazing.

Kinda forgot our pot for boilin' water, thank goodness we had some other forms of "cookware" so as to get our coffee goin' in the am:) I'd tell you where we were in these pics, but then I'd have to kill you, sorry!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Matthew's gonna get you!

Found this pic from Max's goin' away party/art opening at Bradley's abode. Matthew looks like he's gonna come and get me or somethin, anyway good times there on that night. nirad

Monday, October 20, 2008

Full Moon Fun

'nough said....

nirad showing us all how to keep it REAL on a cruiser ride. and note to all that think winter means no more bikes.... YOU ARE WRONG!

Friday, October 17, 2008

colorado river!

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Glenwood Springs, Colorado area these two pictures are from my morning commute every morning, the first one is looking west toward Grand Junction and the second is looking east toward Denver. Im standing on a bridge that is the first part of the Rio Grande Trail that heads all the way up to Aspen, yet another incredible ride. nirad

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Beer Break!

The beer delivery guys hangin out for a while. Found this pic from a couple of months ago, i gave a copy of it to the bud light delivery guy so he could give these coors fellas lots of shit!! nirad

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

24 Hours of Moab!

Well the 2008 24 hours of Moab is complete and the Stompaz have come away with a third place medal in the single rigid open class. Congrats to Michael Hayes, Ya Rasmussen (dave), Haulen Crack (dave), and Carl Green (Darin Binion). It all started with a huge dust storm and upwards of 40-50 mph winds, in the end we dealt with a cold front that rolled through and tried to freeze us at night.Also with a camp setup like this we were truly in the VIP all weekend while everyone else was pounded with sand we hung out next to the rock and well we got our share of pounding too but it was out on course more. Riding in the 24 hours of Moab is truly an experience one will not forget anytime soon. nirad

Friday, October 3, 2008

A word from our SSWC champion...

Dudes and Dudettes,
Here is the schedule for the sweetness. Spread the word. We are looking for
a looking for a title sponsor for the Live awards show on Saturday night. We
have a week before we make the poster. Yep, crunch time.

Rally of the Dead

October 21st Tuesday, Movie Premiere,
Never Forget the Feeling, by Chase Orrick@Abbey Theatre, a film
documenting the 2008 Durango DEVO junior development team, doors open at
6pm. $8

October 23rd Thursday, Tour de Mort
Group ride to awaken the Dead, meet at Durango Cyclery at 530pm
Bring tons of beer and smokes

October 24th Friday, The Zombie Ball and Bike Porn Film Tease
@ the Powerhouse Museum, $10 to enter, 21 and over, doors open at 7pm
with DJ Tricerahops and the Rainbow Machete Skate Crew. Beer donated by beer

October 25th Saturday, Rally of the Dead stage race
Registration at 945-10am at Stoner Park, $6.66 entry fee, (5$ for
Pologeist,) Race at 10amish, event duration will be around 4hours, 1.5
riding. Insured under Russ at DC, Hogsback HC and DH at around noon.

October 25th Saturday at 10pm, Live Awards Show
@ the Abbey Theatre, music and awards, open to the public at $10.00 a
head, Soft Hands from Long Beach, CA and Tunnel from San Francisco will be
playing for us. You can check out their myspaces if you want. After party to

October 26th Sunday, Pologeist
10am at Buckley Park, the 4th annual polo tournament. 5$ a head, will
play till 2pm

So get the weekend off of work
Tell your friends

Monday, September 29, 2008

Have you ridden a Banshee lately?

Well the Gearx was recently loaded up with demo bikes from Banshee so come on down, take a look, go for a ride, love your bike!

U like BiKeS?!?!?!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Interbike 2008

Devon on one of the way cool trails at dirt demo

Jay and Dalen from Banshee bikes, super cool cats!

Lance and Thomas Fritschnick(sp?)

Linden catchin'some air while I catch a buzz!

Well Vegas was crazy as usual, and at the end of the week I couldn't wait to get the hell outta there!! We were there for two days of dirt demo fun and three days of the show which will fry your brain in and of itself. So of course we went out every night also, in order to fry our brains a little more. Each night after we completely tired ourselves out we would leave the hotel bout ten thirty or so and ride our bikes around until three or so a.m. leaving us with even less, in the way of brain cells. More stuff and pics to come soon!

Message from sir max

Drinkin a beer atop another Montana pass, cold rollin through merica. Hope all is well. Peas. M

SlowBoken fall tour USA

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Did you loose your bike???

A green Bottecchia (tall... big frame) road bike was found in Carbondale at 3rd and Garfield. If you lost your beautiful italian road bike call Heidi @ 370.7546

*Lost a bike? found a bike? Call 945.8500

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

nice bike ride

the first pic was of a mormon cricket i think, the other's are on the Bear Creek loop outside glenwood, super fun, if you've never done it, you must.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Dance party on wheels

The stomparillaz sound bike traveled with the gearx crew to fort collins. It was by far the best decision i have made in a while. Random dance parties are SWEET! we would stop in random spots, park the bike and start dancing. When you are jamming killer music load from a bike it is hard for people to not join in. Thanks Scuba Steve for letting the baby travel!


Our friend and customer Jon Arnold is officially the SLOWEST rider in Fort Collins. He destroyed the competition and set a precedence for riding your bike slow and drinking your beer fast. Way to keep it real brotha! Free tune on Devon for kickin' a$$.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

We Like Bikes

The crew plus some traveled to fort collins yesterday to join the masses today in tour de fat. if today is anything like last night we are in for a great day! be here! ride bikes!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Another nice ride! On my Haro Mary SS.

Well I got out on another nice ride last monday. I started my day at five am or so got up had some breakfast put everything together in my Camelback and about six thirty am or so I took off. I rode out the canyon toward Dotsero (did you know the name Dotsero originated as Dot Zero) took a left and headed up the road toward Coffee Pot Rd. Anyone who has ever driven Coffee Pot Rd. know that the views from this road are amazing, you can see a lot of the surrounding area in only a few switchbacks. I was feeling pretty awesome on the way up and the original intention was to ride down No Name Cr. but when I got to that turn I was not ready to start my descent, so I kept goin. I rode past the turn off from last years ride, when I rode this same ride with gears, I swear it was easier this year, maybe it's the 29 inch wheels. Anyway, I rode past Heart Lake and Bison Lake and was thinking of continuing across for a while longer to descend Cline Top Rd. Impeding weather made me think a bit more about my long trek and so I began the traverse of ten or so miles (much more up and down) to Windy Point and blasted down Transfer Trail. Transfer is not the most fun descent in the world, at times there's some fun jumps and stuff but overall not my favorite. Anyway, after forty five minutes to an hour of descending from Windy Point I was back in town, cool it's 2:15 pm and I just rode approx. 78 miles, climbed around 6000 vertical, an 11 mph avg. speed and 7 hrs and 27 min in the saddle. Kick ass, I feel great so I call up my buddy Tal on the ride back toward home and set up to meet him up at the CMC disc golf course and play a round of 18 holes, you know to "walk off the ride". Well it wasn't my best game but i'm surely addicted to this new sport, ( I shot a 14) not bad for my fifth time ever playin'. Well what a great day off of work, got to play on my bike for hours (did I mention also that Coffee Pot Rd. is awesome for practicing wheelies, I rode some pretty long ones, it helps to break up the climb) and also threw some disc golf. That was my day off of work, what did you do with your day off this week?!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mini-Tall gets a true test!

Adam C's little boy tests out the mini-tall as Adam watches very closely. nirad

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

SSWC '08 Here We Come!

Just bringin' a couple of bikes to ride around this weekend (and across country) for SSWC (Single Speed World Championships) in Napa, CA. Max, Devon, and Ya Ya head out on a journey of sorts, Devon's sittin' in the back seat for the first part of the leg as he is in charge of building up Max's wheelset for his cross country adventure. Sure looks like it's gonna be an interesting trip, have fun fella's and take lots o' pics, check for fun stnuff. nirad

Sunset ride to 'Bonedale!

Pretty incredible sunset on the way over to the full moon cruiser ride last Sat. night, we had all kinds of fun, Slappy even put on some rollerblades for more mayhem. nirad

My friend Slappy

Sure will miss that guy they call Slappy, he's a one of a kind. Anyone who can run around with this much energy and zest for just being alive is truly a special person. Many people make all kinds of excuses as to why they cannot ride, Max doesn't he just rides. I cannot tell you the number of times he told me his knees hurt and just probably shouldn't ride "doctors orders" but did that stop him, oh no! he'd still be out leading the monday road rides, playin' polo til wee hours of the morn. or just general ridin' in circles, you know STOMPIN'. Anyway, dude we're gonna miss the numerous phone calls "is max there", no - "well do you know when he's comin in?" no - we just know when he is here shit gets done and there's a special energy in the air, an energy we all should emulate. So stop makin excuses why you cannot do somethin and just get out there and do it. nirad

Monday, August 18, 2008

We have fun!

Little break from working on bikes to do some bridge sprints and shoot photos.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Anyone for a peach?!

Just eatin a peach and cleanin my feet, who says men can't multi-task!! Nirad