Monday, December 27, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Dana's Christmas Present!

Our good buddy Dana Chiappinelli just rode out with this beauty, Merry Christmas Dana we should go for a ride tomorrow huh!! We built up the new Surly Rolling Darryl's and lined 'em with a little red Christmas cheer! In fact there was a little red Christmas cheer all over this ride. Sweet!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Another Pugsley Build!!

Here's a Pugz we just completed, in time for making some young man very happy this Christmas!! No matter your age, I can guarantee that if this bike is under the tree you've been a very good boy or girl!! Plus you'll be the envy of all your cycling buddies who are stuck riding on the boring trainer INSIDE all winter!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More Pugsley fun!

Kazzy and his dog Sage loving the snowy singletrack!!
One of the nice things about the deep snow is you never need a kickstand!!
Kazzy and Will stop for a quick break on the Babbish Gulch cross country trails.
Kazzy and NiRAD at the top of one of the early climbs, NiRAD attempting to ride wheelies in the snow!!
Also, we've been still meeting in the Sunlight parking lot on Tues and Thurs evenings meeting there around 7:30pm and leaving by 8 or so. Bring your Pugz, your ski's, board, sled, whatever, just get out here and hike/bike with us!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pugsley spoke cards!!

The greatest accessory for your new Pugz, The Adams Family trading cards, featuring Pugsley!! So much fun! niRAD

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Bigg Cody Re-paints his Pugsley!!

Baking in the "official" Gear X paint "baking" booth!!

Note the paint hovering all around, where's your mask?

So after Will changed his frame color, Cody had to also!! Here he is somewhere mid paint job psyched with what's happening!!

The final product from Thunderhead Grey to this, nice work Bigg Cody!! Truly one of a kind.

Custom Pugsley Building

Here's the color scheme Will has gone with for his new Pugsley.

Lacing up his wheel, hoping to ride wheelies soon!

The finished product is amazing, now time for some snow!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pugsley's are a comin'!!!!!!

If you're not familiar with the Surly Pugsley, then get yer butt down to The Gear Exchange now and check 'em out. The Pugsley or Pugz as we affectionately call her, is touted as a "snow/sand" bike but the thing literally rocks everything in between, super fun in dirt or riding through streams, or even down streams!! We have quite a few of them coming in here next week and Kendall and I have one for the "shop" also. So come in and check 'em out and ride!

The complete bike in Snowblind retails for a mere $1550, come get your's today. niRAD

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

24 Hours of Moab 2010

The VIP camping spot for 24 hours of Moab, you either know about it or you don't, but chances are you probably can't stay here unless you're a Stomparilla or support for a Stompa, well ok there's a few more people that could come but anyway. This camp is one of the main reasons for me wanting so bad to get to 24 Hours of Moab each year. It is a home away from home and I always wish I just had a few more days there every fall.

A view from above the VIP camping spot, we're just about 3/4 mi from the main start area and "tent city".

Well the racing season is officially over now that the 24 Hrs of Moab is done. This years team Stomparillaz (Will Inverso, Michael Hayes, Darin Binion, and Chris Brandt) completed 20 laps (2 more than last years win) in the 24 hrs and emerged victorious!! By a narrow margin of 3 min and 23 seconds over the ever challenging Adobe team (Nick Rico, Kenny Jones, Corey Larrabee, and Rick Sunderlage) from Salt Lake City, the Stompaz overcame failing lights, tacoed wheels, over the bars rib bruising crashes and many other challenges that you will face in a 24 hr race. Finishing 13th overall outta some 350 or so teams we represented this here Roaring Fork Valley along with the likes of 3 other teams also from the Roaring Fork Valley:
- Max Taam and Sari Anderson of the Honey Stinger/Trek Team won the National Title with 10 and 9 laps respectively in the Mixed Duo class, placing them 19th overall out of some 350 teams.
- Joel Mischke, Charlie Eckart, Mike Scanlon, and Jason Lapointe, who won the Master's 35+ division and the National 24 Hr. title, racing for the Basalt Bike and Ski/ESC squad, each completed 5 laps and that win netted them 7th place overall.
- Len Zanni, Kalan Beisel, Ross Schnell, and Jay Henry of the Honey Stinger/Trek Team not only won the National Title they also had the fastest lap (Ross busted out a 57min 51sec lap!!) and the overall win with 22 laps, faster than anyone else at the entire race. Now they're not all Roaring Forkers but Ross is around quite a bit and Jay just lives over a couple of hills, anyway congrats to all who competed this weekend, it was a blast.

Notice Will is the second person to leave the start gate area, nice run bro!!

Michael ready to cook up some rice and beans the night before the race, The Sandbox has the best outdoor kitchen around!!

From the left Brad, Will, Pugz, Chris, Ann and Illa hangin' the night before the race.

Here's Will 'bout to head out on one of his night laps, pretty sure this one was from about 2 am. Ride, shower, eat, sleep, ride, shower, eat, sleep.

The Stomparillaz earned the top spot for a second year in a row, congrats fellas to an absolute epic battle between the strongest two single speed teams to meet up in Moab in a while. Good work out there Adobe/Salt Lake fellas you definitely left us lookin over our shoulder a few more times than we cared and chasing you in others.

We even found some time for gardening while we were out there! Even after 75 miles of racing Michael and Will just had to get the rake out and "clean up" some more room for parking spaces there at VIP. Notice they really are smiling too!! It did look much better after we raked it out.

Every year we stay there we always leave some form of art for the VIP camping/Sandbox as it is called by Judy and Will. This year I constructed a wind chime made out of bike parts, and Will helped me hang it up. Note how "safe" the ladder looks in this position!! Of course I stepped back to take a picture and not hold the ladder, but hey, Will is pretty quick on his toes and would probably land on his feet regardless.

Our trusty steeds just hanging out while we're up on the podium, ready to go at a moments notice.

For more info about 24 Hours of Moab 2010 results look here:
you may have to cut and paste, not sure why blogger doesn't wanna insert the link?!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Interbike 2010

Well it was the last show in Vegas for Interbike and that makes some people happy and others sad. I'm sad, there is nothing like riding wheelies on the Pugz down the strip!! Bike riding is fun and even more fun is riding bikes on the strip in Vegas. Here's a couple of shots with more to come, gotta head off to work now. niRAD

New Cross Check color!

Max and I checkin out the Surly digs.

Phil Wood Cruiser!

Friday, September 3, 2010

8 bikes and 8 people - 1 truck.avi

Fresh off the Raggeds trail last weekend we had a mere 8 bikes and 8 people we had to stuff in the truck, watch us do it!! niRAD
Oh and the Raggeds is in killer shape, not too many trees down (10 or so?!) so there was incredible flow at times, technical at times and straight up hike a bike!! super fun, killer group of friends riding in party'o'vascular style, stompin at its finest!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Key Riding Techniques!!

Next time you go out for a ride with Getty make sure to stay far far away from him when he's picking up keys. He has a special technique, you should see him try to put this thing in his lock, while riding!!

New T-Shirts are in!!

Check out the new T-Shirt design that just arrived yesterday!!! Come in and get one before they're gone. niRAD

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dreams do come true at The Gear X!!

Diesel Dan came in with his new Heron frame and fork and needed to find a couple of parts to start the build on his new steed. Well after a few hours of cruising the parts bins, etc. he had a complete bike to ride home, sick!! Now I cannot tell you haw many times that I have attempted this task of building a bike from the ground up, with parts that are just hanging around here in the shop, and failed. Most of the time I have to order one thing or another just because of the certain specs of each bike, but this time everything worked, amazing!! Here's a couple of pics of Dan and his bike and the most incredible headbadge leading the way. Have fun out there Diesel buddy I know you will!! niRAD

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Grass Bike Polo in tha 'Hood

Playin' bikee polo 2X every week.  See maps: G'wood and Carbondalay>

Get a polo pony bike and mallet from NiRad at the Gear Exchange and come out!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scott Takes the Thumbertaker to Boulder!!

Scott Curry found a new fun fixie painted and built up by L.J. (thumb not included)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Jackson Goldstone is a 5 yr old RIPPER!!!!

Check out this video from LIKEaBIKE and youtube I found this morn. All I can say is wow, absolutely amazing!!

Jackson Goldstone is a 5 yr old RIPPER!!!!

Check out this video from LIKEaBIKE and youtube I found this morn. All I can say is wow, absolutely amazing!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Weekend of the Fourth!!

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First Henry and Shawn showed us their latest creation, very nice!!

Shannon moved the Airstream into Sopris Park.

Ross went for a swim in the Crystal River, brrrrrr!!

We Rode our Xtracycles to Redstone.

Then took over the beach.

End of a great day of riding, swimming, drinking, eating, smoothie makin'. Just chillin' in the Airstream with Max and Hillary, bueno!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Xtracycle ride Sunday!!!

Come on out and join us for an Xtracycle ride tomorrow. We're planning on meeting in Carbondale somewhere around Sopris Park (look for the large Xtracycle Airstream) and riding up toward Redstone heading for a super fun swimming hole on the Crystal River!! Any questions you should call me here at the shop 970-945-8500, or just show up, parade in Carbondale in the am too!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bike Packin'!!

This is where I woke up today, where were you? I bet it didn't have a view of Sopris like this!! niRAD

Monday, June 14, 2010

Roan Cliff Chaos!!

Keegan had fun it looks like.

Rob Burgy out checking the course.

Will (winner of both races) sported a super nice wool jersey on day one!!

Kevin came out and enjoyed some mud too!!

Josh had "extra weight" he picked up along the short 6 mile loop.
Over all it was an incredible weekend of racing, didn't get any pics from the hill climb, but Will got me at the end, I came in second. :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


When NIrad isn't hard at work fixin' your bike, or STOMpN
he's generally good for some bacon cookin'