Saturday, August 2, 2008

Something Wicked This Way Comes least I hope it will be a wicked ride. If it all works out, it should be.

I just realized I've got about two months to get ready for the 12 hour mountain bike race, and I haven't ridden much this year. That's what happens when I get caught up with working at a busy bike shop, and then building bikes when I get home. The whole fun of being into this sport tries sneaking out the back door. So these next two months are going to be dialing in this new steed, and getting some serious miles in to get ready for it. I put in 50 miles in yesterday and I can feel the long nasty winter in my legs. So I've got to keep up with it, or I'll be hurting in October.

The parents came over for a nice visit this last week, but I still managed to get some work done. Finished up the seat stays, as well as the disc mount. Brazed those up, and now it's just a couple bridges, braze-ons, and smoothing it all out. I will admit I skipped a step, and now the rear wheel won't be held perfectly strait. That's what I get for being in a rush to get this done. But hopefully it shouldn't throw off the handling enough to mess things up, and it's definitely a lesson learned.

Here's a sneak preview of my (hopefully) race-worthy mountain bike:


Nico Toscani said...

That thing is lurking in the shadows, ready to pounce on any who try and sneak by...I am scared of it already. You should test your wintery legs at the 6hr race at Binder Lake on Saturday 8/30 in Jefferson City.

Additionaly, The Honky Tonk was successfully recesitated by the Dr. and his TC Manchestor Staff, please cancel the Fellet Brazing Operation.

FelletBrazing said...

Hmmmm... this 6hr race intrigues me. I'll have to see if I can get that saturday off. I'm sure my legs would hate me. But it might be good kick my @$$ training.

Glad to hear about the honky tonk. And I hope your skin is healing nicely as well.

Casey Ryback said...

Dude, my feet STINK.

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