Archive for March, 2008

Fontana NMBS Part 3

Posted in Races and Events on March 31, 2008 by J

STXC: Only Certified Baddasses Need Apply

STXC had always sounded like a contrived bastardization of real Cross Country races in order to make the sport more fan friendly. And it is, as you can pretty much see the whole course from one spot. But the whole concept seemed dirty to me. It isn’t until you see how utterly destructive it is to one’s body that you can really appreciate the competition. It works sora’ like a ‘cross race. Get as many laps in on a 3/4 mile course in 20 minutes then add another 3 laps. Throw in some elbows, sweat, and shitloads of latic acid, and you have a STXC race. Ridiculously compelling.

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Fontana NMBS Part 2

Posted in Races and Events on March 31, 2008 by J

The Real Racers Hit The Course

I tried downhill last November. I had always wanted to do it, and thought that I might be pretty good. I mean, I always make up time on technical downhill sections in XC races, so how could it be that different? Well, it turns out that it’s a whole bunch different. Really a lot different. More differenter than you hardly believe it is. That, coupled with being a spectator at a few pro downhill races undoubtedly has given me a new appreciation for these guys’ skills. They are absolutely as talented and athletic as any racer in any other dicipline in competitive cycling.

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Fontana NMBS Part I

Posted in Races and Events on March 31, 2008 by J

Kitty Bait Fails Miserably

Well, to say that my race experience at Fontana yesterday was humbling would be a bit of an understatement. A little background first: I can remember having this recurring dream in which I show up late for a race. I’m standing helpless in the parking lot when I hear the starting gun. As I’m rushing to get geared up and sprint to the line, I see the pack disappear into the woods. I haven’t had that dream in a little while, but it always stuck in the back of my head.

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Foes Shizzle

Posted in News on March 28, 2008 by J

We here at Kitty Bait pride ourselves on being the world’s foremost provider of bicycle industry-related news and happenings. As a result, we are constantly bombarded with press junkets and proposals desperately asking for our coverage of a multitude of awesome products.

Unfortunately, only the best of the best make the cut. So, when our buddy Chris from Foes Racing sent over some info about Brent’s new fully suspended cross country racer, we said “Sure we’ll post it, just give us 6 grand.” To which he replied, “You know, I don’t know who the hell you guys think you are over there.” To which we replied, “Sure, we exaggerated the thing about us being the world’s foremost provider of bicycle industry-related news and happenings, but Matt thought that it would get us laid.” To which he replied, “You guys are completely delusional.”

Anyway, here’s the new rig: The Foes 2:1 Prolite X

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29 Inches of Fury

Posted in News on March 27, 2008 by J

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After much waiting, the Gary Fisher 29er Crew website is up and running. The Gary Fisher 29er Crew is a grassroots team of mountain bike racers from all over the country and world. Be it endurance, cross-country or XTerra events, they all share a common passion for standing on podiums and the 29ers that put them there. Go give em some love.

Update: Here’s the 2008 jersey. Sweet…

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Two-Wheeled Pornography Vol II

Posted in Gear on March 26, 2008 by J

Next in our series of horrendously obscene, yet overwhelmingly arousing gobs of amateur bike smut, comes JC’s brand spanking new Gary Fisher Supercaliber.cimg1405.jpg

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Breakfast-Time Throwdown

Posted in Races and Events on March 25, 2008 by J

Well, it’s almost that time of year again. The temperature is going up and the air quality is going down. You smell that? Spring is in the air. Well, it’s either that or car exhaust. With the coming of spring ’round these parts, brings the annual Pancake Breakfast. What’s the Pancake Breakfast you say? Well, take a gander at this sweet little flyer:Breakfast Flyer

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