Saturday, April 18, 2009


Just picked up the 2009 Jamis Sonik
Switched out the crankset to a SRAM/Truvativ Omnium!
With pedals the bike weighs in at just over 16lbs.
The Sonik offers a smooth stiff ride and handles great! The crankset is super stiff. Overall the Sonik is amazing.

Come in to check it out it'll be here in the shop till I pay it off.

Also... the stock FSA carbon crankset with ISIS bottom bracket now on sale!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy 6th Birthday Jack!

Jack is 6 years old today! He wants to have a birthday sale, woof!

Buy a bike - get free tubes with your flat repairs for a year!

Have a flat? Get a free tube with your flat repair!

Stop in to give Jack a birthday pat and we will fix your bike while you wait!

Jack's Birthday Sale ends Saturday, April 11!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The 10th Annual Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell

The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell is a 63 mile mostly off road Bicycle route with 11,000 feet of climbing. From Old Fort you climb over the Blue Ridge Parkway two times and just below Mt. Mitchell on beautiful Forest Service roads and unbelievable N.C. single track. There are fully stocked rest stops approximately every 10 miles. You can also send anything you wish to any of the rest areas with our staff. Mt. Mitchell peaks at 6684 ft and is the highest mountain east of the Mississippi river. The town of Old Fort where you start and finish sits at around 1400 feet. Most of the climbing is on Forest Service roads while most of the single track points downhill!
Do not underestimate the extreme difficulty and danger of this event. The course is extremely demanding and travels over rugged terrain with extreme elevation changes. The forest remains in its natural habitat. It is not uncommon to see wildlife such as a wild cat or a black bear. Be ready to cope with any circumstances!! Please note that firearms are not permitted in certain areas. Aid stations will help with safety matters, but it is the competitor’s ultimate responsibility to insure his or her own safety. A few course-related facts are the 60 miles have been won in just over 5 hours!! This was done by a pro M.T.B. rider, while some have completed the course with only one month of riding under their belt. This rider quit riding altogether after the race. Others too have retired their biking efforts after competing in this race. This is not your typical race. Regardless of how you finish, this is the most exciting M.T.B. adventure race in the entire Southeast!!!

Australian sprinter Dajka found dead

Australian sprinter Dajka found dead
By Agence France Presse
Posted Apr. 8, 2009

Dajka won the world keirin title in 2002.
Photo: Agence France Presse - file photo
Former world champion cyclist Jobie Dajka of Australia was found dead in his Adelaide home after a long battle with alcoholism and depression, sporting officials confirmed Wednesday.
The body of the 2002 keirin world champion was discovered on Tuesday afternoon, with police saying a 27-year-old man's corpse had been found in Adelaide and the death was not being treated as suspicious.
While police refused to officially identify Dajka, Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates confirmed his death, describing it as a "very, very sad occurrence".
Dajka won a gold medal in the team sprint at the 2002 Commonwealth Games but was dropped from Australia's 2004 Athens Olympic team for lying to a doping inquiry.
He was then barred from the sport for three years in 2005 for assaulting Australia's national track coach Martin Barras, although the ban was lifted ahead of schedule in 2006 on condition he seek medical treatment.
Dajka subsequently spoke publicly about his struggle with alcoholism and depression.
"At my lowest ebb I was consuming three bottles of scotch and six liters of wine a day before I found the courage to seek out proper psychological help," he said last year.
Cycling Australia president Mike Victor said Dajka had never recovered from missing the Athens Games.
"Because of what happened back in 2004, where he was taken off the team, I don't think he quite got over that," Victor told ABC radio.
Coates defended the level of counseling and support available to elite athletes who experience tough times.
"There is something to pick them up," he told reporters. "There is a network through the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport)... that looks after athletes on our Olympic team or on scholarship, who have disappointments in events, form, (who) may just be retiring, some people don't handle retiring.
"It is a very, very sad occurrence obviously... I don't think you can ever take unknown consequences such as that into account when you are determining how to deal with a situation."