Monday, February 27, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Enduro Twenty-11 is coming October 8th-9th. Take off work, tell your significant other you're going to be busy for two days and come ride you bike harder than you ever have. All you single speed party boys and girls, endurance or gravity freaks who like to ride bikes all day (and night) are welcome to test your skills at the Enduro where it takes fitness, skills and some rock star training to make the top 5 of this event.
As you may know by now the Enduro offers roughly ten different events that test the skills of various dirt riding disciplines and a few others. Your limits will be pushed and you will leave a better rider in more ways than one. Most events push you in one aspect of riding, the Enduro provides a testing ground for your mountain biking strengths and weaknesses that is unlike any other mountain bike event I am aware of. For those not comfortable confronting the weaknesses in your bike game then you can still come out and shine in one or two events and feel like your fast. But, you will not have the honor of holding the title of the Most Bad Ass Mountain Biker in the World or the MBAMBW.
Additional information on this years events will be found here in the two weeks leading up to the event but you know the drill by now. Show up, ride and have fun. If you want to know more about the Enduro, check out some previous blog post and you'll have a good idea of what is about to go down.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Show up, have fun..
This is not some official race. It started as a way to celebrate my birthday with friends from all over the southeast and I figured if I put together an event they may have more reason to come and ride trails and DRINK BEER!
Well it's happening and if you're in the loop then you may already know what several of the events are and where they will take place. However, if my busy schedule has kept us from hooking up lately to shoot the shit then this is what you need to do.
SEND ME AN EMAIL! firstname.lastname@example.org
Once I have your email I will send you the schedule and let you know what to do. In the spirit of keeping this celebration out of the public eye we are asking that you contact me to share your interest and get unofficially signed up. We have limited time and volunteers to handle each event so as in years past we limit each event to 25 people.
Participants from Enduro De Ocho and Enduro Nueve and ALL Women will receive automatic entry! After that if there is room then you're in and on the roster.
Again, SEND ME AN EMAIL! This is the only way you will know times and locations. Or you can give me a call if you have my number or know someone who does.
That's all for now. It's on and it's going to be rad!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
WNC Green Building Council presents the Many Shades of Green Property Tour
Take a bike ride through Asheville’s core neighborhoods and learn more about green building during the Many Shades of Green Property Tour on April 10th. This year, the WNC Green Building Council will offer a cycling option for the annual green property tour. The tour will include a variety of green properties and provide participants information on bicycle routes and alternative transportation options in Asheville.
Avid cyclist, Justin Mitchell with Ecohouse / Dwell Realty, will lead a tour of seven properties ranging from a commercial green rehab to the first passive hempcrete home built in the country. Green building professionals will be available at select properties to answer questions and provide information about green features and construction methods.
The tour will originate at Biowheels Bike Shop and visit properties in the Downtown, North and West Asheville areas. The ride will be approximately ten miles in total distance and due to the hilly nature of the Asheville landscape a moderate fitness level is suggested and helmets are required.
Time: 12:00 – 5:00
Start: Biowheels: 81 Coxe Ave. Presentation at 12:00. Ride begins at 12:30.
Finish: Biowheels: 81 Coxe Ave. 5:00
Reception to follow at Biowheels with refreshments & light appetizers.
For general information or to register for the tour visit www.wncgbc.org.
For specific questions pertaining to the bike tour contact Justin Mitchell with Ecohouse / Dwell Realty at Justin@justinasheville.com or 828.713.9400.
Possibly the 1st LEED cert. home in AVL! (certification pending) Truly innovative Healthy-Built home featuring steel and SIP construction. Modern style incorporates passive solar design for serious energy efficiency/money savings. Solar panel awnings shade interior & produce hot water. All appliances included (Energy Star), Icynene, no VOC paints, rainwater harvesting & more.
Cool green built, west-coast style courtyard cottage community in walkable West Asheville. Cottages surround a central patio & are HealthyBuilt Silver and Energy Star. Green features include solar panels, radiant heated floors.
Trend setting, Healthy Home built, affordable downtown residence- views of the river. Prewired for Solar PV or water heating, bamboo floors, gas fireplace, back deck front patio, urban infill at its best. The first of 6 contemporary healthy built Urban "dwellings" in Chicken Hill
Ecohouse / Dwell Realty
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Well don’t expect too much pain from this alleycat (it’s all about pleasure really) but we are going to get crazy sexy for this one. Spring will hopefully be here soon and with it comes a deep instinctual desire to get down so here’s your chance to let it all hang out if you want.
The Bluelight Alleycat / poker run will kick off the Bike Porn Film Festival. The ride / race will start and end at the Kmart parking lot in West Asheville (the Bike Porn Film Fest takes place a block up the street at 9:00). The course will require you hit five checkpoints around West Asheville and Downtown, each checkpoint will provide some naughty good times. Various prizes will be awarded for fastest time, best dressed (male and female) and best poker hand for those that hit all five stops.
Bring five bucks, a bike, a helmet and an open mind. (we encourage you to practice safe riding and safe sex).
You will get a map with the checkpoints listed at the start of the event. Various checkpoints will provide you the opportunity to quench your thirst. Since this is a kick off to the bike porn event so dress appropriately (naughty).
Sponsored by the Pisgah Brew Crew, Pisgah Works and all those who like to get dirty.