Sunday, October 10, 2010

24 hours of Paradox

Photos and words supplied by Kurt Morrison:

Here are some images from the 2010 24 Hours of Adrenaline in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. This was my fourth time doing the race, but this time we were a team of 5. In the past it's been 7 or 8 people on the team. There was a big difference this year with less people on a team. You get more laps, and less rest time = more fun!

This event marks the 1 year anniversary of my Paradox's birth. A year ago, the night before the race I built her up. Since then the only changes are: 180 mm cranks, tires and bar/stem. I swapped to the 180 mm to help get more leg extension and power.

A rider with longer legs has less angular rotation at the hips/knee than than an averaged sized rider with the same given crank length. It helps me chase the elite XC racers on some training rides. I do notice that the increased length does lower my pedals a bit in tech sections which is a bit of a drawback. But, with enough premeditation I can still pull off the tech sections on trails around here.
Most of those photos were taken by sportograf, but we purchased them and their usage rights agreement allows them to be posted on blogs, etc, by the purchaser. "0100" and "0102" were by Sean Birch, and he previously gave permission to post his stuff. A link to his flickr account:

I took "3761", proof that Santa rides a litespeed in his off season.