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Tuesday, August 25

My sincerest apologies

Thanks Blair

Sorry for the recent interruption in service. If this slight hiccup has inconvenienced you in any way please contact the management for a full refund.

Family issues from 500 miles away have taken up a bit of my spare time over the last three or so days, and with that I have had a lack of sleep and a pretty well shaken thought process. Hard to feel like part of a solution from so far away, so the feeling of helplessness is a bit hard to shake. Things are back on track now, so I should be able to get back to the business of non-sense and tomfoolery that normally eats up my free time. Some things have fallen through the cracks in the last few days, and I've even misplaced my wedding ring somewhere... at least it's just the $10 surgical steel ring that replaced my gold one some time back, but it is the thought (or lack thereof) that counts.

Seriously though, it's not like you missed anything. I squoze (my word) a 2 hour bike ride in on Sunday at our local trail gem, Sherman Branch. I mounted up the Salsa fork (468 A-C/43mm rake) once again to make sure I'd be down with the carbon Niner fork geometry (470A-C/45 rake) if and when I can get my hands on it. Once again, I found myself riding along not noticing the shorter fork (the old Niner fork was 490A-C/40mm rake), and enjoying the slightly quicker steering in the tight twisties. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna dig it, and the rumor mill says a slow boat from China (or Taiwan) should be pulling in any day now. Is my fork on that boat? Does the Pope like soap on a rope? Who knows?

I'll see if I can do better tomorrow.

10 comments:

AdamB said...

I cannot believe you would put your 500 mile-away family before your cyberspace-immediate family. I nearly had a coronary...
Actually, I hope all is well with your family and that you receive your Niner fork sooner than the Pope gets his next soap on a rope shipment. I guess you just cannot trust those Arch-Bishops in the gym showers...
Looking forward to seeing you at the SM100 in less than 2 weeks.
AdamB

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springer said...

Was that a college photo of Blair, that he put your head on?

Blair said...

You're welcome, Dicky... anytime :)

Get back to work, Springer.

Anonymous said...

It's all good bro! Hope things are better.

My name is Stephen said...

hey dickster, what do you use to track people who read your blog?

dicky said...

statcounter.com or google analytics

Both have more info than I know what to do with.

My name is Stephen said...

thanks, you are my fav.

DukePirate said...

I hope whatever you're going through rights itself as soon as possible, both for you and your family's sake, and for the disruption that it's caused to my morning coffee-bagel-Dicky routine. OK, mainly for the former.

Take care!

the original big ring said...

baby go boom boom

Will said...

I got so bored I had to go out and actually ride my bike.
Don't let this happen again.