My mom used to tell me that there are things that we WANT and things that we NEED.
The NEEDS are the priority. The WANTS are luxuries that we can either do without or work hard for. I’ve learned that if I worked hard enough and saved enough, the WANTS can be mine.
So… I want.
Finally back at the Killer Loop after almost two years. First time I was there, I felt like such a noob. I was just a year into having my first full suspension bike. At that point, I hadn’t ridden anything on the scale of Bataan’s Killer Loop and I was definitely in for it. The smile was wiped from my face by the time we ended that day. Read about my first visit here: Bakbakan sa Bataan.
So what happened on my second visit? Well… read on
I have recently become a big fan of Titus Cycles… given that I’m on a Titus El Guapo I kinda feel like that’s a given.
Anyways, I’ve been researching on what they (Titus) has been busy with lately and the El Guapo 29er and “TR26″ – trail version of the El Guapo have been in the pipe for quite a while. I haven’t seen many built bike photos of these… until tonight.
Presenting the El Guapito…
Screen shot from the PinkBike forums
I hope the owner or Titus don’t mind… but DAAAANG, the bike looks good.
Yes, of course, it looks like your El Guapo.
True, but it stands a tad bit straighter than the current EG – the link on this one looks shorter, however the fork looks as slack. I dig how this has 130mm in the back and 160mm up front. Not something you see or hear everyday. I hope Titus get this out soon… as well as their 29ers.
Good job Brant & Co.
I have to relearn how to embed PinkBike and VIMEO videos on here :( Anyone got any ideas? hahaha.
Holy crap… I hate the fact that I’ve been so quiet on here. My most sincerest apologies my liege.
SO what have I been up to?
Proud to say I’ve been able to do my very first Enduro race! Okay, it was a Mini-Enduro, but still… first race baby, oh yeah!
Was dead tired. And after all those crashes… well, I’m glad I got to finish.
So I’ll be cross posting on here:
They say a picture says a thousand words… so:
WOW… it’s been a while since I posted anything here HAHAHA. I feel guilty – I always told myself that I wouldn’t leave this blog hanging. Oh well… I’m merely human.
Business at work and business with ATTACKmtb stuff hasn’t given me much time to post anything on here aside from the odd blurb and reposts. I had hoped that those would be enough, but it didn’t feel right…
Anyways, I’ll make this a 2 part ‘updater’ on what I’ve been up to… I promise it’ll be interesting because it’s full of photos and videos… if you’re in the mood to read, you’re in luck because I’ll be linking this up to my Enduro Diary on http://www.ATTACKmtb.com
So read on if you’re bored or want to waste time productively (HAHAHA get it?).
My previous article was actually just a window or link to bring you to NSMB’s great series of articles on Wheelsize by Keith Scott.
Here’s the link to Part III: Educating the Debate Part III
Before you read on though… I’d encourage you to check this video out from BikeRadar.com:
Yes, this again. Seriously, these articles are worth the time if you’re considering wheel size options. I’m honestly still not so sold on a 29er but if I could afford one, I’d get one.. just for the heck of it. They seem fine in straight lines and long sweeping turns, but tight twisty trails? Hmmmm… not so sold yet. Anyone care to lend me a 29er for a significant amount of time? hahaha. That’s a serious inquiry btw.
Anyways, read up. Thanks NSMB.com
Where, oh where? Went back for my second round of reacquainting myself with Timberland’s trails.
Unfortunately for me, they were still pretty much mud pits in a lot of places. Can’t wait to ride here in the summer. Not a bad set of weekends though, if you ask me.
Here are photos from my latest trip up Mt. Maarat…