I've had this for some time, just have not posted much on it. I have done mostly commute rides on it, with almost no dirt. Today that changed.
Last fall, lanpope asked me about a Scorcher I had that he was interested in getting since his riding situation had changed. Mine had changed as well, so my Scorcher went east to Tennessee and his Lobster came west to California.
Fun bike, basically a Rock Lobster cyclocross bike with a tall head tube and room to fit a 29er x 2.3 tire. Wheels were built by Mikesee originally when Lance built the bike, DT Hugi road hubs, 28 front 32 rear with DT Swiss 1.1 road rims. I have them setup tubeless with Stans yellow tape, valves and solution. Weeeeee!
Custom Rock Lobster frame and stem
Deore LX crankset 22 / 32 / 44
Deore LX front and rear derailleurs
Ultegra 8 speed bar end shifters
Deore V brakes
Dia Compe 287V levers
Salsa Bell Lap bars
Titec Carbon Seatpost
Sella Italia Flyte saddle
WTB Nano front / Vupine rear usually at 27 psi front and 32 psi rear
I went exploring today, following a hopeful route I had loaded into my Garmin, looking for a mostly dirt rideable way to get out into Montana de Oro State Park, were I ride and work as a volunteer for trail maintenance with CCCMB, our trail club.
I rode quite a bit of pavement, searching for a way out behind town, but what I found was lots and lots of sand.
Guess I should have known better if I had read the signs, huh?
So I did some trail brushing and cleaned up the graffiti from a couple benches on one of the trails that I love at Montana de Oro.
after a wire brush and a little elbow grease
This shows where I was looking to find a route. They are hiking trails on the map, but soft sand that maybe a Pugsley would be ok.
Here is the gps track.
Did I mention lizards? I love these guys........ :thumbsup: