Thursday, June 28

Things I learned yesterday

While doing research for yesterday's post, I discovered that it would be smart to enable the "safe search" function on google before looking for images of "man eating sausage."

I also found out that when testing a new tire, it would be wise to ease into it gently. No sense in looking for the edge of control lest one wants to "touch the floor" a few times.

Three times to be exact. One wreck resulting in a second elbow about four inches from my primary elbow.

Not sure if it was the tire or my lack of game. Even though I thought I had addressed my recent noise issue on the Misfit diSSent Brontoawesomeous Meatplow V.5, it was still creating an intolerable racket. Too many variables, not enough follow through on that one. Anyways, the crunch/creak was driving me nuts, and I had forgotten my iPod at home. Spurred on by the desire to make my ride as short as possible yet cover the whole trail, I might have been in too big of a hurry. The more I wrecked and the more my bike creaked, the more my mellow was harshed.

Go home, drink beer, work on bikes for and hour and a half.

Two more days till the Sun Valley, Idaho trip.

Stokeage levels are high. Pumpage levels are even higher. The fun has already started out there, but I'm still facing two more days of delivering business sized manila envelopes and shit in the heat.

This is what I'm leaving behind:

This is what I get to look forward to:

I'll take a 20° temperature difference... especially here:

Less than 60 hours to go...


TheMutt said...

A second elbow is not necessarily a bad thing. You can now get a more precise angle when drinking beer.

Chip Batson said...

I'm so proud of you.

Unknown said...

Dude, you are going to have so much fun in Sun Valley. Do you have guided rides every day? If not I can outline a GREAT back country ride for you.

Anonymous said...

you are a choad.

Captain Penguin, PhD said...

Is that the prototype maxxis tire you speak of in the pick of your double elbow? (P.s. sorry 'bout the double elbow, been there before). If so it looks a lot like my all time favorite tire that only has come in 26". Maybe soon I'll be rollin' high on my karate monkey.

Joshua Stamper said...

You going to be in SV Next Friday? I will be up there for the stoker ride and covering the USAC Nats. We should meet up and palaver the state of the universe (or at least NC).