Just 99 miles to go

Friday, June 23, 2006

Stuff

Alright, I know it's been a while since a posting but I'm not gonna play catchup.

I've been spending money ordering stuff.
Oh yeah, I've been having a gool ol' time.

First the parts for a buddy of mine to build me up a new rear wheel.
-rim
-spokes
-hub
and than some just plain fun stuff (isn't all new stuff fun?)
-new tires.
-bar ends
-clamp on grips
-first pair of lycra shorts.

Now I play the waiting game.
Come on UPS!

The above stuff doesn't include the necessities that I picked up from the LBS a few days ago.
A quick after work ride at Cedarville resulted in a broken rear derailer, the hanger, and a spoke.

I hate Cedarville.

The mishap happens 2 miles from the trailhead.
I pull off the chain and have to adjust the spoke tension on the remaining spokes just so the wheel stops rubbing.
The fuck'n bugs are out in force now.
I wanted to rig her up as a SS but the bugs were biting so bad I had to just get moving.
So I lowered the seat all the way and "skimmed" my way back to the truck.

"Skimming" is where your sitting on the bike and pushing along with your legs.
Not very dignified looking but its quicker than walking.

The bikes ridable now.
Hopefully some of the fun stuff will show up today.

seeya

2 comments:

Tom Stormcrowe said...

Hi Tom, got any miles to report for June? I am catching up the Spinner Report after RAAM.

-Tom

Your Name Here said...

Good to hear you're keeping up with good consuming habbits. It is important to keep the economy growing. :D

Let me know when the wheel building stuff arrives.

Pete