A Foot In The Slush Puddle
Today just shit. OK, that's a lie. I took a personal day at work to just chill at home so a day off of work is pretty damn OK in my book, but my personal day of "chill" soon turned into the whole family home. Wifey's work got cancelled, B-Man stayed home too, so we were all stuck inside whilst ice, rain and slush piled up outside. Just miserable. I spent 5 minute outside all day and it just a miserable experience filled with the Xb sliding down a hill (thankfully stopping before the intersection) and my feet becoming soaked with ice and slush. But f*ck it. It's winter. That's what happens in the winter here.
The good(ish) news is that the next 3 days look to be pretty good down in Leesburg for Snotcycle. It might be cold but the misery should be at a minimum for the 4 or 5 of us heading down. Goal for the race? Top 20. There are 60 guys in my class and this is the first XC in a LONG time, so I'll be happy with that. I of course want to do better, but for 60 dudes, I'll be happy with top20. That and beating Fort James! HA!
I had planned on using the Mamasita saturday, but I want the Dos Niner's wheels, and I didn't want to get into all the cassett, rotor swapping, etc., So I talked to Tim (A.K.A. Little Ball of Hate) today and I'm gonna drop my Dos Niner off to get some minor work done on it tomorrow at Pro Bikes. It's be shifting like shit, and now I know why- the freaking housing is all f*cked up (A.K.A cracked) in one spot. So some new cables, housing, and a few other tweaks and she should be good for Saturday's XC sufferfest (at least for me). God bless bike mechanics. For they do what I know not.