Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
it seems like every joe schmoe wants to build a fixed gear these days. some guy brought this in. he roached his chainring, and the crank too. uh dude, if you're gonna build a fixed gear at home you need to be sure the chainring bolts are tight BEFORE you ride it.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
the killer south wind turned what is normally an easy 20 mile stretch into one long interval. when i got to Cortland i stopped for a snack. while i was there this steven seagal wannabe type in a black leather coat came in. he asked the clerk go through her entire stock of copenhagen long cut to find the freshest dated can possible. he even asked her to go in back and check there too. with that mullet i think the guy has bigger problems than finding a fresh can of chew.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
the wheels spin for ever... gotta love campy bearings. i'm just about done building this baby up. this old white Gios frame is circa '86... over 20 years old and still has more class than most bikes you see around these days. takes me back to highschool when i first fell in love with italian bikes. i shall call her Giovanna.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
nothing like spending a sunday with your friends riding bikes.
we made a pitstop to refuel and play in the snow (nice work butch).
i also earned some more street cred by demonstrating my speedy flat fixing skills.
on our way back we saw a few teams on the course. butchie showed off some of his skills as we passed them.
we saddled up and headed back with cvo leading the way.
we arrived just before 1 o'clock. while the racers prepped and checked-in we just hung out. most of the people competing had driven out there, and they were suprised to see 20-25 of us roll up from Lincoln. i think some of them thought we were in the race. Panama is a tiny town with no convenience store, but luckily the local volunteer fire dept had hotdogs, brauts, and redbull for refueling.
cvo sent the word out, we were going to ride out and support some local peeps competing in the Panama Enduro. the weather was great, and the dirt roads weren't muddy so the going was pretty good. we had a good possy with 20~25 people. we got spread out at times, with some stopping for mechanicals or whatever, but we would regroup along the way. i rode my roger (with a 42x18 gear), and with the headwind it made some of the hills difficult, so it was easier if i revved up the rpms at times.