Monday, November 5, 2012

Short Notice Rock 'n Road Tire Ride...

Bruce Gordon came out today for a pedal and to soak up this amazing weather we've been having out here.  He rode this bike which is about 10 steps beyond the coolest bike you could imagine.  As I was pedaling back into town, he was heading out.  Later, while we were both recovering from our rides with coffee, we hatched a plan.  Well, he hatched a plan, I just happened to like it and agreed to host the event.

An event?  Yes, an event at Black Mountain Cycles.  Saturday November 17 will be the "Short Notice Rock 'n Road Tire Shameless Self-Promotion Ride."  The gist of the event is we want folks to show up with their Rock 'n Road shod bikes and we'll take you on a ride perfectly suited for these tires - pavement, fire road, single-track, ascending, descending.  Pretty much my favorite on/off road loop out of Pt. Reyes Station.  Should take a couple hours.  Shoot to arrive at 9:00 in the a.m. because the ride departs at 9:30.

Ideally, we want this to be an all Rock 'n Road ride.  However, Bruce and I will have Rock 'n Road tires for you fence sitters.  Remember, Rock 'n Roads also fit on 29"ers very nicely to turn your 29"er into a comfortable on/off road machine. 

Bruce has invites out to area frame builders and parts makers.  It will be a super fun day.  I'll have some supplied beverages for post-ride enjoyment.  I also highly recommend the carnitas burritos and tacos al pastor from the nearby Whale Of A Deli as the perfect post-ride food. 

Bruce Gordon Rock 'n Road
Get your Rock 'n Road on.

Bruce and I hope to see you on November 17.

(What's playing:  Blake Edwards' A Shot In The Dark with Peter Sellers)

9 comments:

franklyn said...

Sounds like super fun! Too bad Rock n' Road don't come in 650b, because that's the only wheel size I use. Can non-RnR users join the ride?

Justin M. said...

Huge fan of these tires. Run them on my Fargo and my BMC CX. I'm in, sounds like a great time!

blackmountaincycles said...

Everyone is welcome - even if they are on small wheels. ;)

Dustin said...

Mike--cool idea. I'm in San Diego, so won't be making the ride, but I did have a question about these tires:

Any idea how well they respond to attempts to set them up tubeless? I've thought of buying a set for my drop-bar 29er all-surface touring bike, but have grown so fond of tubeless, that I'd have a hard time buying a tire that can't be made to work in that regard.

Dustin

blackmountaincycles said...

Sorry, I have no experience to set them up tubeless, but have read that they were successfully de-tubified on a set of No Tubes Crest rims. Beyond that, I have no experience with them tubeless.

TD in Boulder said...

Everytime I see this tire I keep thinking CyclePro Snakebelly.

Aaron Spindell said...

I know this isn't a baseball game but, are we canceling due to rain?

blackmountaincycles said...

No cancelling. If it's raining and folks want to ride, we'll ride. If it's raining and everyone would rather not, we'll sit around and drink beer and ask Bruce about low-trail disc brake bikes. http://www.blackmtncycles.com/2012/11/rain-of-shine.html

Aaron Spindell said...

Yay! Thanks for saving me from the pain and embarrassments of a slower-midpack finish at Carlos' joint in Santa Rosa.