Friday, June 12, 2009

Good lordy that was COLD...

Rode in (again) today. The Fargo is a great bike. And I'm (gradually) getting used to the silly backward shifting that Shimano have used for the Alfine internally geared hub...

But the cold... I seriously considered pulling over on the way in and putting an extra sock onto my right foot. I just kept telling myself: "there's a warm shower at work - there's a warm shower at work".

My legs are feeling better though. By "better"... I mean that they don't hurt for the rest of the day if I ride in. Which must be a good thing... right?

Would love to get a decent off-road ride in this weekend. And I'm itching to try the new tyres that are sitting on my desk.

They just might be the best soft sand desert tyres made. (they may not too)

We'll see.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Pdogg put me onto this...

www.xxcmag.com/Site/XXC.html without a doubt... the BEST READ EVER.

I never thought that I'd find something that was a better read than Singletrack.

I have now.

Download both issues.

Read them.

Ride.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Well... after waaaaay too much procrastinating... training has (finally) resumed. With just over 15 weeks to go, it might not be to late.

Finally built the new commuting bike so I'm out of excuses now.

Salsa Fargo 29er. set up for the commute with 29" x 2.0" tyres and a Shimano Alfine 8-speed internal gear hub. Except for the backward shifting employed for the hub (thumbshifter to drop into a harder gear - index finger to move into an easier gear...) I'm loving the hub.

Hey... I'm loving the bike.

Hoping for a decent off-road ride this weekend to stretch the legs out and give me a dose of reality.