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Volume 1.6        Jun. 1, 2003
Ragged Mountain Rush Race #1
With all the snow we had this year, Ragged Mountain still has that white stuff in some spots. And until two weeks ago, there was a huge mound of snow where the finish line was going to be. Interview with Olympic Candidate
Adam Craig cut his racing teeth "back in the day" while attending Maine Mountain Bike Association races. His first breakthrough result was at the 1998 National MTB Championships Commentary by Jack Williams
From time to time, Jack will appear with a commentary about what is going on in the cycling community.
Ragged Mountain Rush
Race #1 - May 17-18, 2003
With all the snow we had this year, Ragged Mountain still has that white stuff in some spots. And until two weeks ago, there was a huge mound of snow where the finish line was going to be. A little nerve wracking for Dan McDonald to say the least. Well, luckily for us it all melted in time, and left us with our own little mud bog, just what we needed. We had nice weather all weekend and a great turnout of over 160 riders.


Interview
Adam Craig -- MTB Olympic Candidate
Adam Craig cut his racing teeth "back in the day" while attending Maine Mountain Bike Association races. His first breakthrough result was at the 1998 National Mountain Bike Championships on his home NCS course of Mount Snow. The Silver medal from that day left most everybody on the mountain wondering who was this new kid that could put the boots to the West coasters.


Commentary
by Jack Williams
The best time to ride in New England especially New Hampshire is in autumn before the leaves fall, and after the humid weather and insects have retired. However there is a wrinkle of time in the spring. Just after the mud dries up, but before the blood sucking black flies, mosquitoes, deer, and horseflies hatch to live their short pestering lives.


Greasy Wrench
Bleeding Hayes Disk Brakes
To maintain top performance, disk brakes should periodically be bled. I have been installing and repairing Hayes brakes since they evolved on the mountain bike scene back in late 1997. Through trial and thankfully minimal error, I have developed a system that is easy and fast to achieve proper brake performance.


Featured Trail
Lynn Woods: Lynn, MA
Lynn Woods has many types of trails to suit beginners to experts. But having some of most technical single track in eastern Massachusetts makes this a hot spot for great riding. Bowridge (north of Walden Pond) is where to look for the best singletrack. There are many natural of all sizes drops to test your skills on.

This Month's
Featured Bike Shop

480 Trapelo Rd.
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 489-3577

Wheelworks has been servicing the greater Boston cycling community since 1977. It is now an established business in Waverley Square, Belmont and in Porter/Davis Square, Somerville. Their selection of bicycles and cycling products is second to none.

New England
Bike Event Calendar 4x Mountain Bike Racing
Wednesday June 4, 2003
6PM Registration
Rye Airfield - Rye, NH
Come out and race under the lights!

2nd Big Wheels Event
Monday June 23, 2003
6PM Start
Rye Airfield - Rye, NH
A mountain bike only contest in the skate park. More cash, more prizes, more fun!

15th Annual Maine MTB Rally
July 11-13
Gould Academy fieldhouse
Bethel, ME
(207) 623-4511
Cost is $80pp
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine is organizing a weekend full of events for singles, couples and families and will have 30 guided rides to choose from, between 10 and 100 miles in length both on and off-road.



A Pair of WeirWolf 2.1 Tires From WTB. These surefooted and stable WeirWolf produces a paw print-like hold on dirt.

BustedSpoke.com now has a NEW section just for videos! Check out some local action at places like Rye Airfield, Ragged Mountain and downtown Manchester, NH!

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Past "Rubber Side Down" issues
Volume 1.1 : December 18, 2002
Volume 1.2 : January 24, 2003
Volume 1.3 : March 3, 2003
Volume 1.4 : April 3, 2003
Volume 1.5 : May 6, 2003
Volume 1.6 : June 1, 2003
Volume 1.7 : October 3, 2003

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