Thursday, April 29, 2010

I gave in

New frame will be here next week...

It is green.
It is 2pounds lighter than the Inbred.
Can't wait.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The thing that should not be

100 miles on a fixed gear- there are more reasons I should not do this than I care to list but none of them trump the fact that it will be way too wet to ride six hours of trail tomorrow as planned. I'm going to get going around eight or so in the AM then meet up with whoever wants to at noon from Homewood Cycles to round out my misery. I have been wanting/dreading doing this since I got my old Trek for $75 last year so here we go...

Also, Dirty Spokes 12 Hour at Ft. Yargo is paid for next weekend and I am going along with the girl and the beagle for support. I found a GPS of the course and it is 12 miles with 1600 feet of climbing per lap. The elevation profile looks more like this ^^^^^^ than one big mountain. This will be good if it is rideable and bad if I have to walk like five times a lap or something stupid like that. Report on this one up sometime next week.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Doubled up

I have not posted on here in.....don't know, a couple weeks. In this time KFC has introduced the Double Down. I have been waiting on this with great anticipation partly because it reminds me of the concoctions made by the Rutgers Grease Trucks. The Grease Trucks serve creative disgusting food that only should tempt the drunkest of taste buds. I got the fried version of the double down and was a bit dissapointed. It was over 5 dollars and well, a big nasty mess of fried chicken and bacon. Not sure why I thought a sandwich without bread would be anything other than impossible to hold. I ended up putting it on a salad figuring the two would for a semi healthy conglomeration. Wont be getting another Double Down, which mean a trip to Rutgers University needs to happen in the next decade or so.
Two good rides this weekend.

Five hours yesterday on the Inbred, the majority of which was the LONG way to a five mile trail. I always stash my pack in the woods since I hate having stuff on my back. Got discovered by a runner this time who mentioned to me that he had found it. Fortunately he did not take it and after my long winded recount of why I put the damn thing under a pile of leaves there is no way he will ever mention it again.
Today was six more hours on the Inbred at Oak Mountain. I rode the trail four times which gives seventy miles give or take...not sure, no computer on the mountain bike. The fourth loop seemed easier than the third which gives me hope that there is some point where you can just go longer without the effort increasing. Seems to go against many laws of the universe, but I miiiiight be able to convince myself it works. Seventy degrees most of the day, pretty much perfect weather. I am very glad it is not 105 degrees yet outside during my longest riding weeks of the year. I think I have had 17 hours the past two weeks and 18 coming up next week. I am sleeping more than usual but am starting to settle into the high volume routine.
The Inbred is one of the only bikes I have kept for longer than six months but my eye is wandering once again with the new El Mariachi coming out this week: well shit, that is it the top of the page, uh look UP. FIXEDDDDD
Mission for this week: Find dog friendly hotel so we can go to the Dirty Spokes 12 Hour at Ft. Yargo Georgia.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring shed cleaning

Stuff I don't use that you can use if you pay me:

Light and Motion Arc Li Ion light (650 lumens, EVERYTHING included)- $175
Selle Italia SLR 135 saddle- $75
Fizik Gobi XM saddle- $30
Ergon GX1 and GA1 grips- $15 each
On One Carbon 29er fork- $150
Maxxis Aspen 29er tires ridden once-$10 each
Speedpay Zero road pedals- $50
Cane Creek Ergo Control bar ends- $25