A Slave To Mr. Brown Truck
My my anger has now been turned down to a low simmer. It seems that with the cooler temps and rain that has moved in, I just might get a good night's sleep tonight without having to deal with a 4th night of partying from the neighbors. Eeesh. The sad part is that these folks are older than me, but apparently found the fountain of youth via cigarettes, alcohol, bon fires, shouting and all night fiestas. But enough of my madness and my impending nervous break down at the hands of yahoos.
Speaking of anger... went to see Little Ball of Hate at Pro Bikes today. I snapped a spoke. I think I weakened one that day on the mountain when that hunk o'stick got caught in my wheel/derailleur, and then my smooth like chunky peanut butter riding style did the rest of the work on Saturday.
While B-Man and I were there LBoH was working on Don P.'s cassette. At one point he's trying to loosen a sprocket and- kachiiiinnnggg the freaking thing came flying at me and B-Man 30 feet away like it was Chinese throwing star. Since no blood or eyes were lost in the fixing of Don's cassette all we could do was laugh.
Finally after a few hours of watching my UPS tracking on the computer the man in the turd colored truck made it to 1147. Finally, my Ergon gear for 2009 has arrived! Apparently my original shipment never made it here back a month or two ago, and the driver of said turd colored truck's kid probably has a set of GR2 carbon's on his HUFFY. SNOT!
Not sure on the official weights, but there is a HUGE difference in the weight of the carbons vs. my old GR2s. From what I gather it looks to be over 150g in weight savings. Once I have things removed and cut down, I'll do a proper digital weigh in. Don't think me too much of a weight weenie, I mean really if I cared that much about weight it would be easier to cut out the beer.
Also in the box was an Ergon BD1 pack. Super stoked to get my mitz on this thing. While it's not needed for most of my racing, it is going to be vital in my continued exploration and course plotting madness on the mountain. I got it all sized up and looked over. The thing I love about Ergon stuff, is that it reminds me a lot of Apple. They do even little things with the gear that you find yourself saying things like "How come no one else ever thought of that?". Big thanks to Ergon for hooking me up with this gear in '09 and to Jeff K., for taking care of the replacement order.
Not sleeping combined with a bunch of hours last week and fighting off a head cold/allergy has made me a tad bitchy lately. I apologize. So I'm going to go tidy up some mag work and get ready for bed.