Heart Cooks Brain
Not too much going on (I know you're surprised). Was gonna sping the legs today, but just decided to throw some dumbbells around and work on the guns. (that's a joke). Just pegged down some of the exercises that I want to incorporate into winter training down in the dungeon (a.k.a. my basement).
I finally broke down and ordered a new heart rate monitor from Bikeman.com. Went with the Cateye MSC-HR10. I'm sure that decision hat nothing to do with the endless brainwashing done by Jeff.
Seriously, it was just the clear winner in the price vs. function vs. simplicity category. Sh*t you look at some of 'em and they're like computers on your wrist! Who has the time to be peeping at all that f*cking info when you're riding?? Plus It's kinda cool looking, and since I don't own a watch, I can use it for one. Dig?
Also been fooling around the Dos Niner's Rock Shox Reba. I've been happy with my current settings, but I thought I'd experiment with some settings that some folks on mtbr.com boards said they were using.
One kat said he's 180 lbs. and raved about the plushness of using 80 psi in the +/air chamber, Wow! I tried it and it was like going from 80mm to 40mm of travel. I'm using 125+/120- and find it firm and responsive to both big hits and small chatter. I have the rebound on the faster side of half way.
Just like underwear I'm sure that everyone has their preferences. I guess I'm a boxer guy with my fork. I like to feel my fork moving, but not go "commando" on me! I think it pays to read up, and experiment with your fork for your weight, riding style and overall comfort. Who knows I may change it again soon.
Also for some insight into the testing and designing of the Salsa Mamasita check out this post on MTBR.com. And you thought that this bikes were just shlopped together by some egg head engineer and robot in Taiwan!
Oh well, whole lotta nothing tomorrow and some saddle time on Saturday. I'm hearing the road call my name! Oh no, wait that's was just tonight's Burrito con Jason.