EDIT: Important TSE news and Garth bashing at the bottom of post.
I did spend some time looking at all the Sea Otter coverage this weekend. By all of it, I mean ALL of it.
Only two things caught my eye.
I was shocked to see that Catherine Pendrel is NOT Awesome.
Back Forty would be a better set-up, but then again, I'm just a former World Champ and she is a current World Champ. It is nice to see that she's keeping everything MAXXIS, with logos apparent as much as possible, right down to her spare tube.
This stood out, but only because it bothered me.
On to a completely different topic...
I see this bike parked outside Trader Joe's when I'm locking up in front of the store.
That's a sweet, and as far as I can tell, OEM spec'ed Fat Chance. Nothing on it looks out of place.
I wished I woulda kept a bike from that era, but I could never afford a bike that nice back when bikes like this were considered nice bikes. Slick wicked commuter, I love you.
Speaking of wicked, Thom actually temporarily un-retired from blogging just to write about his time thus far in Western NC. Thom admired my affinity for the Special Dinner...
And lastly, I just got word that John Merriam will not make it to this year's Trans-Sylvania Epic. By "just got word," I mean I just got the email minutes ago.
You can glue bones back together, but trying stitching Lorica.
Now we have to put up with John's brother Chris flying solo. Chris was always trying to get into fights with Jeremiah Bisquick, and if John wasn't holding him back, I'm pretty sure someone's hair was gonna get messed up.
We'll miss you, John. Get well.