Saturday, March 25, 2006
While I was at B&L I had to touch everything of course and drool a bit too. While looking up (wiping some drool off the lower chin) I spied a new Trek OCLV (that's high quality carbon to you) Pilot 5.2 in my size...OH NO...no,no, no...I tried to ignore it but the heavens opened, a bright light shown upon it and angels could be heard singing Alleluia! Somehow the bike ended up on the bike fit stand with me on it (thanks a lot SeanMan). The worst part is that it snuck into the back seat of my car and followed me home (honest). Of course that meant "take me for a ride." OK so I put my way-heavy standard road wheels on it (I like the puncture resistant Bontrager Hardcase tires on the glass strewn, thorn infested roads around here) and went for a quick 20-mile spin. It was really a bad idea to ride that bike...why? Because it was the smoothest road ride ever (and I purposefully picked the roughest chip-sealed road I know of - didn't even phase the ride). To keep this bike means I would have to sell my faithful Kestrel to absorb part of the cost of this potential new bike. The Kestrel is a super smooth ride, but not anywhere near as good as the Trek Pilot 5.2.
So anyone want an awesome deal on a sweet light weight 54cm carbon fiber Kestrel spec'd with only the best high-end parts? If you want to buy it or want a list of parts let me know (SuperE@clarkston.com).
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Just beyond Hell I found some Heaven today on a ride with the infamous SeanMan who has a real knack for taking off work the best, sunny days of the week. I've heard that others at his work (can you call working at a famous bike shop work?) are a bit jealous of his consistent ability to take the perfect days off...wait until they find out we were in shorts today. I rode my Fisher Rig SingleSpeed (with 32x18 gearing) and the SeanMan was on his Supercal. Needless to say whenever we get together its all about hills - today was no different with some choice, steep hills. It seems that riding on flat ground it rather (yawn) boring to us. After 42 miles we had in 4600 feet of verticle climbing which to say the least felt great. Most of the hills we chose were rather long and steep it seems - how steep? Check out my coasting max speed on a twisty downhill (yes that is from my SS with knobby tires and on the dirt - thrilling isn't it?)...
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Yeah we Rocked em!
(Chris & Lance, I dedicate this trophy to you.)
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
The SeanMan on the way up.
Still Going Up!
"I don't want to climb" Yeah right!
Looking down from where we turned around - Nice view!
And we were not even close to the top yet...another day we will go there and beyond.