Friday, June 04, 2010

Flying Single Speed

The Spokane 24-Hr Race was a blast...low stress, high output riding was my plan upon arrival. However, I was stressed out until I got to my first lap which was late in the day and in the dark with lights on (due to the size of the team - The Cranky Bottom Brackets). I volunteered to do 2-night laps back-to-back for some insane tortuous reasoning that I have yet to recall. I was sooooo happy to get started and waste my fresh legs on maximum speed...I had way too much fun ripping around the course on the Fisher SuperFly single speed (SS) in the dark. My Ay-Up lights provided enough lumens to allow aggressive riding on a dark rainy night...whoohoo!!! My lap times at night were only a few minutes more than my day lap time the next day. Our team plan was to have fun and that we did. I'm glad those insane Sandpoint, ID guys invited me.

The suspects - aka "The Cranky Bottom Brackets"

Next up is the 8-Hr Mad Dash Mountain Bike Race this weekend put on by Adventure Sports Week. I rode this event last year and thought it was so much painful, fun that I decided to ride it again this year. However, last year I rode my super-butt-saving Ellsworth Truth full-suspension bike (which I sold last fall), this year I am riding the Fisher SuperFly SS (aka RocketShip-One). I'm curious to find out how many miles I will get in on the SS compared to the previous year...hmmmm???

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