Not sure what the deal is, but my bod/mind has been fried the past few days. I wish humans were like computers and when shit gets slows down or freezes up you could just reboot. But we're not. I've had zero motivation for pretty much anything since Saturday. Last night I was in bed at 8:45. F*ck it wasn't even dark yet! AND I don't even have to be up until 7:20 or so (but I'm always up at 6:30 anyway). The alarm went off and I hit snooze. SNOOZE! I NEVER do that.
I'm pretty convinced that all this sluggishness is me getting sick. I fully expect it to land in the next day or two. I hope I'm wrong, but I know the feelings I get pre-illness. I only hope it comes now and clears out by next week and the Mohican 100.
Even though motivation was low, I did manage to get down in the Stankment™ last night and work on the Big Mama, getting her fit more in line with the Dos Niner's. I flopped the stem to positive, adjusted my Ergon grips, adjusted saddle position, and air pressures in shox (front and rear). I was happy with the results. But if you're gonna do all that work you gotta do a REAL test, right?
So today I headed to Boyce and put two hours of single track on the Big Mama. She felt SO much better than on Saturday. I still kept my heavier wheels on, and that was still noticeable, as in "wow these feel sluggish", also noticeable was the XT crank vs. my Dos Niner's XTR crank. I always read this shit on the forums about how XT is as good as XTR. Not sure I buy that. XT is a great crank, but it ain't no XTR. And don't take me for some dude who is trying to justify spending $500+ on a crank, because I didn't. I found a blow out deal a few months ago and paid wwwaay less than that. All I'm sayin' is that I find a BIG difference in how the two cranks preform. The chances I will buy a 2nd XTR crank are slim and none, but that won't stop me from lusting one.
The ride was a good one in some perfect sunny weather. The only downside was some trail sabotage that I found. Not happy about that. F*cking assholes. Two bridges removed and thrown in the weeds, one log pile destroyed and some glass on the trail. It's not enough we can't ride on the road without obscenities being hurled at us, now we can't even ride the trails. I did what I could, and have a post up on the PORC site to see if someone else might be able to get the one bridge. It was pushed down in a gully and too much for just me to lift out. Friggin' frigs!!
Also heard from CamelBak today. They are gonna send me a new waist strap out for my old Blow Fish PDQ. Big thanks to them for taking care of me. I was getting by without the strap but I like the waist strap option to keep the pack from shifting around too much.
Oh well, time for bed. Hey, at least I made it 'till 9:10 today!