Friday, February 29, 2008
Today my neck is a little sore, and I am discovering a few bruises here and there, but the real recovery is in letting go of a bike I have grown to love over the last 5 years. It fit me like a favorite pair of jeans. I salvaged what parts I could, and am now in the process of piecing together a new commuter bike with the help of the Freeze Thaw Guys. Turns out that frameset I bought at the Trexlertown Velo Swap is actually going to come in handy. Maybe it was a good $40 bucks spent after all.
Looks like I'm gonna have to double up on my sock sales!
PS - For legal reasons I declined to mention that it was actually more my fault than hers...now that everything has blown over, I'll go ahead and take complete responsibility for my actions.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
The remainder of the weekend was an amalgam of bike riding and socializing….pretty much all you need to make it through another work week. Both Saturday and Sunday were spent in the watershed.
Saturday’s ride with Dietrich and company.
Looks like Eric forgot to pack food…
It was still fairly cold on Saturday so the snow had some good traction (photo taken by Kate, and is part of Dietrich's permanent collection)
Rode with Matt and Darren on Sunday:
Matt is one B.A.M.F. on his rigid single speed!
The snow was beginning to melt...which meant a little less traction.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Ahhhhh! It's a soil and water conservation nightmare!!!!!
Interesting railroad facts
Stopped by Ted's gallery to say hello
With temperatures reaching the 60s, it was a popular day to be in the mountains. The roads were an endless (well maybe not endless, but you get the idea) stream of cyclists, with and without motors. Road teams were out in droves...some even with their own support car, which proved to be helpful when one of our own men laid the bike down when turning a gravel speckled corner....
At the end of the day we decided to go up Neels Gap once more...it was to be my first time descending the south side of Neels. It is one of the most amazing descents I have ever had the pleasure of bombing. The road winds it's way down the mountain with perfectly crafted banks that allow you to confidently lean the bike at speeds that would make your grandmother roll in her grave.
It was a beautiful day to be on the bike in the company of old friends...and the next generaton of UGA cycling. This will be the year they win the SECCC! I feel it!!!
Ben and I went on a short little spin around the Biltmore Forest area and caught up on the last couple years of our lives…it’s been a hectic couple of years. It was an absolutely beautiful day to be on the bike, but alas my job awaits me in DC. It was with trepidation that I climbed aboard my Tacoma for the long haul home. There is nothing sadder than driving on a day that would be better spent on a bike. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Three Gap. 52 Miles, 4500' elevation gain.
Start: Dahlonegha/Ga19 (We usually park in the A&P lot just north of town on the way out) -> Porter Springs -> Turn left at Turners Corner -> Neals Gap -> L Ga180 (after signs for Vogel State Park) -> Wolfpen Gap -> turn left in Suches onto Ga60 -> Woody Gap -> joins Ga19 -> Dahlonegha (http://www.math.colostate.edu/~estep/bike/ga_rides.html)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The 7 Best Ideas Ever
The rear derailleur hanger bender thing. What a life saver!!!
The WiseCracker: "Because Beer can't open itself"
Very convenient for race weekends. Also a handy substitute for gels.