Virtually new but old Cannondale F600. Medium. Nice bike (XT rear der) and everything is perfect EXCEPT for the headshok. It won't hold air. It does have a lockout but for it to be right it needs to be repaired or ditched for a set of adaptor cups and a conventional fork. $150

Harper bike shop socks

Great socks and a great shop. Just not the kind of socks I wear. XL $5

Niterider TriNewt bad battery

Something bad with the battery switch. Great for someone that has a battery from a MiNewt or the like. Includes helmet mount, bar mount and extension cable, charger, etc. $30

Jannd seat bag

Great way to bikepack or just carry tons of stuff without the headache of a rack. Lower zipper lets the bag expand to hold even more. Built in bungees that attach to your chain stays keep the load stable. Typical Jandd construction...totally bombproof. $25

Camelbaks

A couple really old ones. Good shape...but no bladders. FREE

Camelbak Octane 8

Camelbak Octane 8 great hydration pack. $30



Matt Stegall 
Harper Infiniti
865-690-1970 land
865-229-6288 cell

Please excuse the brevity of this message, it was sent from my phone. 



Osprey Raptor 10 hydration pack

Osprey Raptor 10 hydration pack - $45



Matt Stegall 
Harper Infiniti
865-690-1970 land
865-229-6288 cell

Please excuse the brevity of this message, it was sent from my phone. 



Easton stem and carbon bar

25.4 clamp. Really light. $10 for the set

Avid brake levers and XTR caliper

Avid speed dial levers $5

Shimano XTR BR-M965 caliper decent pads. $5

Moots Ti Stem and Specialized seat post

Moots Ti Stem 110mm 25.4 clamp $80

Light Specialized seat post 30.9 fits lots of Specialized aluminum and carbon bikes. $10

Various Mountain Bike bars

Bontrager 25mm rise 630 wide 31.8 $5

Specialized flat 660ish 31.8 $5

Specialized higher rise 660 wide 31.8 $5

Easton Scandium low rise 660 wide 25.4 $5

Titec flat tracker bar $5

Niner flattop bar 710 wide 31.8 $12

I need to get this thing up and running again

Facebook killed many personal blogs and this one is no different. Even though I didn't use it as much I would have liked to, I need to get it up and running again. Even a few posts a year will leave my kids with a journal of their lives growing up that will be much better than just pictures alone.

I'll put together a 2010 year in review post shortly.

Happy Birthday Spencer!

Hard to believe it's been seven years since we loaded up this little girl and brought her home. Seven going on sixteen.

Her first trip to the beach, floating in the pool.




Fast forward seven years....getting her ears pierced for her birthday.



All you new parents out there - I know you hear it all the time, but it's true. They grow up too fast...enjoy every minute of it. Happy Birthday Spence.

Sponsor wanted!

Below average mountain bike racer seeks philanthropic individual or organization to sponsor dream ride.

Sponsorship will entail entry fee ($1900 plus tax) to to the Transrockies Stage Race, an epic seven day race starting in Fernie, British Colombia Canada and rolling through awesome scenery at around 40 miles a day.



 

 

I don't see my self enjoying this ride too much on a single speed, so a new bike will be included in the package. I'm pretty reasonable here...the 2010 Specialized Epic Comp ($2800 plus tax) would be sufficient.


 
 
These are the biggies, but I'll probably need another $2000 or so to cover plane tickets, transfers to Fernie, food and other incidentals.

What do you, the sponsor, receive in return for your $8k? I'll use your name a lot both in person and here on the interweb,  wear a jersey with your name/logo and/or do just about anything you want. I also promise to get in good enough shape as not to embarrass either of us.

I eagerly await your proposal.

Matt Stegall

Vacation

Another wonderful vacation is in the books for the Stegall family and unlike the others over the last 15 years, we actually did something new. Our trip was to my Aunt and Uncle's (Susie and Carl) vacation house on the Machodoc river near it's confluence with the Potomac.

No TV, no internet and no cell phone service. After a short period of withdrawals I found out that you can actually not only survive without constant communication, it's actually quite nice. Also nice was the unseasonably cool breezy weather and low humidity. The whole week couldn't have been better.



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The house and it's view of the river.



Carl and Susie were great hosts and kept us busy with outdoor activities. I also gained a couple pounds from all of the good food. The kids had lots of new experiences and never once ask about a tv or computer. Boats, kayaking, wildlife, swimming, dock jumping and just running around kept everyone busy and worn out.

Carl's a really serious kayaker and we spent some time in their boats. A few miles of paddling gave me new respect for distance kayaking. Crossing a big body of water with a side or head wind is a serious workout.





Whitney coming back from a long paddle in the fast boat.





Wildlife was everywhere. Big pirds of prey feeding and even some mid-air battles including two Osprey and mature Bald Eagle going at it.

A mom Osprey was busy all week coming and going feeding her young in the nest right next to the dock.


Bad picture of a Bad Eagle. Tried our best to get him to fly for a better picture, be he didn't seem interested.




Feeding the resident swans and their young. These things were HUGE.


Sitting there having a beer when this fox just popped out of the reeds in the river. Swimming? Looked pretty mangy all wet.




Spent some time in the boat which was always instant sleep for Molly and Will.




Captain Carl and Captain Susie.














Trip to Sharks Tooth Island. Just a bit of looking yielded a whole zip lock bag of sharks teeth for everyone except me. I was horrible at it. The kids thought it was the coolest.


Lots of time just sitting on the dock, swimming and watching the kids play.









Lots dock jumping. Molly had strict form as witnessed here.



Cooling the watermelon. The melon ending up being a fun water toy for the kids.


Croquet.

Will showing promise with the solid wrap. No University of Tennessee shoulder tackles here.




Celebrating the 4th of July watching fireworks and roasting smores over a bonfire.






Gorgeous sunsets most every night.