Sorry about yesterday morning. I was up early making crab cakes for the Panthers game...
Oh wait, that was just a dream.
I was up, considered blogging, felt no joie in my de vivre, and bailed on the idea. I'm sure my mood has been altered by the losing of the foster pet that r-u-n-n-o-f-t.
She ain't been seen in some time. Oh, and then there's the recurrence of the ant infestation all over the Honda Fit of Rage. Meh.
Combine that with the ending of the "season," and there you have the perfect combination for a dip in my atmospheric mood swing that even a geoengineer can't fix.
But there is hope on the horizon. In less than a week, I'll be in Steamboat Springs doing Buddha knows what. I'm still thinking this is some elaborate prank, but I've seen airline ticket itineraries and deluxe accommodations coming my way.
What bikes am I gonna ride anyways?
I'll be spending a whole day riding nothing but park, so I need a park bike.
Steamboat Bike Park. Seems choice. Loads of travel, heavy, looks cool leaned against the wall while I toss back beers with my goggles around my neck and getting all braggadocios about my last sick run down the mountain. I'll look like a tourist noob fo sho, but show me someone else clipped in and rocking 200mm of travel in a pair of white SIDI's.
But I've been bothering some people who know people who don't know who I am trying to get on one of these:
Josh Patterson says it's not really tween nothing, but until I actually ride one, I have to reserve my real judgement. 650b doesn't really solve any problems for me. I already have a two short stay "flickable" 29'ers, I like my front end way higher than most people of my diminutive stature, and my wheels are plenty light. That said, I wanna give it a go, and what better way to isolate the variables of the experiment than to do it on a bike with squish front and rear and shifty bits?
All right, not ideal, but I doubt they'll build up a demo rigid SS just for my trip.
I gotta get moving now. I've either gotta locate my Tomi-cog or figure out who I loaned it to and get it back. Looks like there's a 90% chance I might be vying for the title of Southern Single Speed Fixed Gear Champ in two weeks.
Class will be in session this weekend.