Monday, October 15, 2007

TUNE UP

I am starting to get ready for winter season riding and thanks to all my WORS peeps I decided to keep the old MTB which turns out to be a great idea. Having a winter bike means I don't have to worry too much about beating it up or taking too many spills. I headed down to Ben's tonight so Captain could put on my new SRAM cassette that I won at the Cheq Fat Tire race. I was surprised to see I also have a new set of tires on so I am good to go. The frame on this bike is just a tad smaller which helps with climbing but I am sure it will be a huge difference from the epic. The motivation is back and I am excited for the next big race at Iceman on November 10th.
Nothing like a new clean shiny cassette.

Vince bought the building across the street for a new addition to his Bike Store and it is in the works of a major remodel. I thought we had projects but this looks like a doozy. Once it is all together I am sure it will be pretty slick.


5 comments:

Sarah Lukas said...

I love getting new parts. Automatically I just feel like I'm going to go fast because everything is going to work!

D A N O said...

Your "winter" bike look better than most "summer" bikes.

Lucky!

Christine said...

I never thought I would need two MTB's but when one breaks down and your in the middle of race season it can cause major anxiety.

velogrrl said...

major anxiety is right! having two bikes is a huge anxiety reducer. my race bike was out of commission for a lot of races this year. more than ever in the past. and there were even a few moments when I thought the back-up might not be ready for race day....

BTW, congrats on taking the plunge and doing the expert race at Shevegas!

Russell said...

I once had a nightmare about only having 2 bikes.