Boredom Spawned A Monster
Thought about riding tonight, but then chose not to. Figured I'd cut the grass and free up some weekend time. But Ma Nature stuck her lard ass in the way and put an end to those plans. So I chucked it all and rolled up into a ball of slack. Sort of.
First I mixed up one of the biggest salads of my life utilizing one of the biggest tubs of organic Spring Mix that I've ever seen, and a host of fresh summer veggies. Then cooked up some black eyed peas, (sans Lady Humps), some brown rice, and some spices. It was pretty good and the whole freaking meal came in under 800 calories. Joy.
Wifey and B-Man were out and I was bored. So the devil made use for my idle hands and the next thing you know I was playing with my Princeton Tec Switch Back 3. I think I'd like to race Seven Springs with it on my bars and use the Apex on my noggin. With the back issues I've been having, I'd like to keep as much weight off my back as I can. But I want to get a test run or two on it before I race it AND get the mounting figured out now rather than in the parking lot the night of a ride or in my pit during the race with 6+ hours of racing under my belt.
Mounting the battery took a few tries, but I'm not the brightest bulb in the batch (no pun intended), once I got it wrapped correctly and snug though, I was shocked at how well it stayed in place! The rubber on top the battery really helps. I shook the bike around trying to get it to move and it wouldn't budge. I had a ton of problems last year running a borrowed NiteRider M.O.A.B. that mounted on the top tube. The battery would slide, pull the plug out and leave me in the dark. Well not COMPLETELY in the dark, I had a helmet light too, but it was still an unwelcome surprise in the single track. I really don't think I will have an issue like that with the Switch Back 3. It's snug, and the wires have locking connectors. It's sweet!
The LED lights should more that light up the trails and the Apex should do a fine job as a back up and for seeing around some corners. There are only a few sections of tight single track where a helmet mount would be preferred, but a lot of more open and flowing stuff, so I think a bar mount will be just fine. Proof will be in the testing though.
Not much else going on. Boring day all around. Work, home, riding, blog, etc., I did come up with some plans for the Mamasita for some fall races that might involve THIS or THIS. Hmmmm.
I think it's time for bed before I get into trouble on the computer with my "idle hands".