Friday: Doin' The Worm
Had it my mind to do nothing this evening but drink a few pale ales and make some grub for me and Wifey. Got home and the house was emty. Perfect conditions to lay back, listen to some music and drink a couple beers in peace...
NNNNNNNahhhhh!!! Chamoised up and got another mini session on the trainer to get the legs ready for tomorrow's road ride. Only did an 1/2 hour of steady gear climbs. Just enough to break a sweat and get warm. Then I got El Santo all gussied up and back to semi new. THEN I downed a few pale ales and made up some lemon pepper chicken breasts, cheezy cauliflower and smashed 'taters, oh yeah.
Been doing a lot of blathering about some sweet ass Ti 29er frames this week. I got me a case of bike lust (I'm kind of a slut that way). Still not ruling it out in the next year or so, because I still think Ti rocks for frames, but you know doing my research most 29er hard tails (Ti and scandium) are within a few ounces of a Dos Niner (which has 1" of rear travel) and many steel frames weigh MORE! Nuts! 1" of travel from the Relish shock, plus 3 extra inches of wheel = 4" of added oomf over rocks, roots, and what not. Yeah, blah, blah, blah, might be harder to accelate etc. I'll take that comfort, stability and low weight Salsa cooked up any day! Salsa just needs a better clear coat on that paint. I say strip, and go natural with a good layer of clear coat like the new Niner and add some sweet red and orange pin striping in non rub areas. Just my 2¢
Thinking of ditching the 3rd MASS Enduro and Seven Springs and replacing them with the 18 Hours On The Farm and The Shenandoah 100. Just a thought. Two new races for less than the price of one, travel not included, but that's kinda part of the adventure.
Gotz to go. Crime needs fighting, beer needs drank and logs need sawed. Have a good weekend and get some miles in. Good luck to Dicky, Jeff and other readers racing this weekend. May no DNFs be with you.