Spinning and Honking
Not much on tap today as far as riding goes. Just did a quick 1:35 spin on the rail trail to get the legs loose from a weekend of riding and extended car travel. Made some slight stem adjustments to the El-M to get it more dialed in. Still think I need to flip the stem, and that might get it closer. Also had a big problem with my Ergon grips too. By the end of today's ride, my hands were completely numb! WTF? I thought I had them pretty good. I guess I was wrong. MORE adjustments needed!
Two freaking things almost happened to me on the R.T. today. 1. I got a stick stuck in my spokes/derailleur! And 2. I almost got run over by a service vehicle that was driving on the trail. Granted the vehicle thing was SORT of my fault because I had Lemmy screaming in my ears, but the stick in the spokes? W-T-F?? The trail is freaking limestone path!
Also took the time to honk down more on the seat clamp in attempt to keep my Salsa Shaft post from slipping. It was a bit better, but it still slid down about a quarter inch over the ride. FRIG! Dicky advised me via Facebook to put some grease on the binder bolt today and then honk down more. An Internet search turned up the same advice given by the late great Sheldon Brown, so I figured why not? Greased it and honked it this afternoon, then I took care of the seat post. (That's a joke... sorry).
If this doesn't work I might need to look into some sort of carbon paste or Ti prep to help it get a grip. Feel free to give a recommendation. Tomorrow's time in the dirt should tell me if the Sheldon/Dicky advice worked.