Like Prom Night
Had some slight issue with my new wheels today. Not really the wheels, but the tubes vs. pump. The valve stem in the presta tubes I use are just slightly too short (or at least some in the batch are) for the new, deeper Bontrager Mustang 29er rims I got.
In addition the Specialized pump I use has a big honking head making it hard to get down over the valve. SSSSSSSSSoo, instead of coming home to grab my bike on my lunch brake so as to go for a post work ride, I had to high tail over to Pittsburgh Pro Bikes in M'ville to get a Problem Solvers valve extender so I could be certain that I can get air in my tires when duty calls.
I still got a nice spin of the meat sticks tonight while I listened to iPodious and did some laundry. I must say this past week and a half has NOT been my ideal pre race schedule. Sick, rain, cold, snow, etc., BUT I am excited to see some friends, talk bikes, and race. Or should I say ride for a really long time as best I can and see what happens?
With this Saturday being the first race of the year, I got a nice shave on the legs tonight, made sure my best chamois is good to go, and organized some gear. With all this prep I feel like a giddy prom night virgin in the back of a '78 Pinto.
Except I'm a 35 year old, hack racer dude, who never went to a prom and never owned or will own a Pinto. But you know what I mean. I hope. If you don't, you need to race more.
Sucked down some 'tater chunks and Boca Chik'n Patties tonight. With PLENTY of Frank's Xtra Hot Sauce on top of course. I gotta get my spicy fix in now, since I do NOT want to ride 13+ hours with Cayenne Ass.
Last day of work tomorrow, then home for final packing for Friday afternoon's trip to Leesburg.