Friday, September 28, 2012

For Sale: 2003 Quintana Roo Tequilo 57cm

If you or some one you know is looking for a fast, kick ass tri bike I have one for sale. Please forward if you know someone who might be interested. I am also willing to trade for a 29er Mountain Bike.

I bought this bike for around $2000 back in 2004 and have only rode about 1800 miles on it. It has been sitting the garage for the past 4 years unused and now it is time to get rid of it to make room for new toys. There are some minor scratches on the paint from moving but that is it. Never been laid down or crashed. BEST OFFER that is fair takes it. I am also willing to trade for a 29er Mountain Bike. Info on the bike is below, the photo above is from the web and is the same paint job as the bike for sale. I am also going to leave the Catseye cycling computer on it also. Let me know if you have any other questions. I am located in Broomfield/Westminster and willing to meet up with you so you can see the bike.

Bicycle Type Road race & triathlon

Sizes: 57cm

Frame & Fork
Frame Construction TIG-welded
Frame Tubing Material 6000 aluminum
Fork Brand & Model QR Carbon
Fork Material Carbon fiber composite w/carbon fiber steerer, aero crown

Component Group Shimano Ultegra
Brakeset Tektro dual pivot brakes, Dia-Compe 188 TRI levers
Shift Levers Shimano Dura-Ace bar-end
Front Derailleur Shimano 105, bottom-pull/braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra SS
Crankset TruVativ Elita Team, 39/53 teeth
Pedals Not included
Bottom Bracket TruVativ GIGA pipe SL
BB Shell Width 68mm English
Rear Cogs 9-speed, 11 - 23 teeth
Chain Shimano CN-HG73, 1/2 x 3/32"
Seatpost Aluminum micro-adjust, 27.2mm diameter
Saddle QR leather
Handlebar QR aluminum
Handlebar Extensions Profile Aerolite
Handlebar Stem QR aluminum
Headset 1 1/8" integrated Cane Creek IS-5 Integrated

Hubs Formula XS1
Rims Formula XS1, 24-hole/28-hole
Tires 700 x 23c Continental Grand Prix
Spoke Brand Stainless steel, 15ga. (1.8mm) straight gauge
Spoke Nipples Brass nipples

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Longs Peak 9-8-12

A couple of weeks ago I was able to get out for a day with Rob and Bob to play around on Longs for a while.  This is one of my favorite hike/climbs within an hour or so of my house.  It has a little bit of everything.   Here are some photos from our run/hike.  I think these are some of the best photos that have been taken on one of my many climbs of this awesome mountain.

New sign?? I don't recall ever seeing this before this year.
Rob working his way up.

Looking down the Homestrech
Looking down the Homestrech

Rob's 1st Longs Peak Summit

The team today.

One of my new favorite photos of me!

Super Bob.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

F'ed it up- Quick Leadville Report

I have been sitting here pondering what to write and say for the past couple of weeks since trying my hand at Leadville again and I have nothing.  I just plain ass FUCKED it up in the days leading up to the race and don't feel like typing out all the details.  Without going into the details I basically let a situation that I don't want to share right now effect the sleep I was getting in the 2 days leading up to the race.  By the time race morning rolled around I had only 8ish hours of sleep in the 48 hours leading up to the race.  I was able to keep pace through mile 60 but by the time it started getting dark outside I was falling asleep standing/walking.  I just could not keep my eyes open!  Nothing worked and I ended up being timed out at Mayqueen mile 87.  This really sucked, I was in the best shape I have ever been and blew my shot.   I want to thank my wife of course for her awesome support along with Fred Ecks, Eric Lee, and Neal Palles for their help in crewing and pacing.

Right now as I write this I am not sure if I will be doing much racing anymore.   Just getting kind of tired of training plans, ect.  I still am going to run a lot just may not race much.  I keep having thoughts of finishing the 14ers and starting to get ready for my dream mountain climb which I am not ready to share about yet.  That just may become my focus over the next 1-2 years which will be great, it is where I was before I got into ultras and would love to get back to that spot.

Here are some photos from the race.  Enjoy.

Photo by Rob Timko
Photo by Rob Timko
Going around the lake during the first 13miles

Photo by Rob Timko

Leaving Fish (mile 24) Photo by Rob Timko
Coming into Treeline(mile 30ish)
Twin Lakes (mile 40) Photo by Rob Timko
Coming into Twin Lakes Photo by Rob Timko

Leaving Twin

Over Hope Pass 1st time
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Pacer Fred leading me the 2nd time up Hope Pass
Little tired coming in to Twin Lakes (mile 60)

Refueling at Twin (mile 60)

Super Pacer Eric Lee waiting for his turn to pace.  Photo taken by unknown
Shoe change at mile 60 Twin

I have no photos from during the night.