Is this a motley crew or what?!? It’s an image of the Fitzgerald’s staff (minus Michael and me) taken by one of our customers, local photographer, Jonathan Selkowitz. We are gearing up for Black Friday and the upcoming Holiday Buying Season. Teton County, ID and Teton County, WY are devoid of any Walmarts or Targets or Best Buys, but it is a given that there will be lots of sales starting Friday in both valleys. What does this mean? This means that we all have a great opportunity, right here and now, to spend our money locally.
What does “Keep It Local” really mean? It means (more…)
With the fat bike season fully in swing, there’s been a lot of chatter about rear end spacing and what size tire can fit into these big rigs. Well, thankfully, the folks at Salsa have written up a tidy little piece about how to determine what fits each bike best. (Their explanation is well written and quite easy to follow, even for those of us who are less technically inclined.) Read here to get yourself fully up to speed!
Thanks to Friend’s of Pathways for this IMPRESSIVE updates on Game Creek, North Pathway 89, and Path22!
Gabe’s Race Report for the Point to Point, Park City, August 2013
This was my fourth time competing in this race and the fifth year for the race. Each year the course changes just enough to keep you on your toes. This years course was advertised to “flow” better than ever. Often in these endurance races I find myself underpacing and leaving a little gas in the tank at the finish. As an experiment I wanted to make sure the tank was empty before I crossed the finish line. The early pace I held likely caused me to miss a turn about 30 miles into the ride.
A.J.’s Race Report from the Fool’s Gold in Georgia, Sept 2013
96 Miles or 102 Miles (depending on whether you believe Garmin Connect or Strava.)
12,500′ of climbing
1st-Place Singlespeed, 3rd Overall
8:19:08 to the finish
The 2013 NUE Series came to a bittersweet ending at the Fool’s Gold 100 in Dahlonega, GA. I was amazed by the riding in north Georgia, and astounded at the lengths people will go to in sabotaging a mountain bike race. What the hell? It’s hard enough to stay upright on a bike in these races, let alone deal with goons taking us miles off-course. Aargh.
National Elk Refuge News ReleaseUS Fish & Wildlife ServiceDepartment of the InteriorNational Elk RefugePO Box 510Jackson, Wyoming 83001
Lori Iverson / 307.733.9212______________________North Highway 89 Multi-Use Pathway Season to be Extended
Highway 89 multi–use pathway from Flat Creek to the Gros Ventre bridge. Beginning this fall, the annual closure will begin on November 1 rather than the October 1 date previously used since the pathway opened in the spring of 2011.
The seasonal closure was a key condition of the agreement between Teton County and the National Elk Refuge for pathway use on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service property. A collaborative decision was made with the County after a 2009 Environmental Assessment determined the restriction was legally required. Another alternative identified during the planning process called for locating the pathway on the west side of the highway with fewer restrictions, but public comment supported the east side placement despite the seasonal closure. (more…)