Salsa Big Mama- Done
I'm so done. I'm so toast. I've so had it. My attempts at Super Slumber were FOILED!! I slept a total of 2.5 hours last night. I guess sleeping 40 of the previous 48 hours jacked up my sleep rhythms or something? On top of that, the illness WILL. NOT. GO. AWAY!! Suckerfruckfarkinsucklottafrig!!!!
Having said all that, Chuck @ Pro Bikes called me today to let me know that the Big Mama was ready and I could go pick it up. So I loaded my hacking, zombie-esque ass in the xB and headed to the land of soccer moms, strip malls, and red lights to pick 'er up.
She looks great. Super happy with the build and I have to thank Ralph for doing a great job on the build. Double J also did a great job of keeping me posted on what was going down with the build and relaying some info between myself and Ralphy.
As I mentioned yesterday, I wasn't OVERLY concerned about weight, but with the Salsa "complete" Big Mama (medium without pedals) coming in at 29.5, I was unsure if my LARGE Big Mama would be able to stay under 30!
As Chuck took it to the shop scale I said "I really hope it comes in under 30" he laughed and said "I'm really hoping for a Ferrari too, but I don't see that happening". He puts it on the the scale, it does its thang and BOOM- 28.5 with pedals. Nice.
I still have to dial in the shocks more, adjust my grips, etc., but she is looking good! Very happy with the bike. Can't wait to feel well enough to get her on the trails! Big Mama is going to compliment my bike quiver very nicely. Thank you Salsa and thank you Pro Bikes for getting her all built up for me.
Time to cooks some Valentines Day steak, lay about and NOT "get any" due to being a sicky sickerton.