Bolts, Dirt & What Not
I hit Tom's crib at lunch today. Needed to have him work his magic on a stripped rotor bolt. I tried ever tool in the box and could NOT get that epher off. Tom + vice grips + Liquid Wrench = a freed rotor and a now happy wheel and a happy rider. Thanks T.!
I was happy NO power tools were needed in the removal of the bolt. How the hell I "ham fisted" in there I have no idea?? Sometimes it's best that I don't attempt to make repairs/changes myself. I always f*ck it up and never learn from my mistakes. Consider this a public service announcement for you to thank your LBS mechanic or wrenching friends Don't treat them like shit. If you do your own wrenching, give yourself a nice pat on the back and buy yourself a beer.
With the Dos Niner now un-ghettofied and now sporting a matching pair of wheels, I hit Boyce tonight for 2 hours of single track and a hair over 16 miles. The trails were in great condition. There were a few trees down including a couple of whoppers. If someone even farts in the general direction of Boyce Park a freaking tree falls over. Oh well, hopefully a chainsaw happy "trail gnome" will take care of bizness.
A few miles in I ran into Don, a commenter here on the Chamois. Nice to finally meet him. I also ran into Glen and few of his riding buddies. Glen continues to ride a CX bike through twisty Boyce single track and makes his friends suffer. He doesn't even race Cross. He just does it for the challenge. I hate him. ;)
All in all, it was a sweet night in the saddle. The legs felt good, and the conditions were top notch. I even ran into a big gang of turkeys. They all looked much better than the decapitated one I saw (near my bear sighting) on Saturday, that's for sure.
Gotz to shop the old Dos back to Salsa Land tomorrow. I also need to order up new chain/cassette from Bikeman.com. The mixing of wheels and racing has left me with one nearly stretched chain and 1 or 2 fave gears a bit worse for wear. Nothing bad, but needs to happen soon.
There will be saddle time tomorrow, but I'm not sure what form it will take. Does it matter?