My issues have been resolved. I don't mean all my issues, but my life's two most pressing issues.
Due to yesterday's efforts by Sean at Vertigo Cycles, a set of Race Face Next SL cranks with proprietary hollow arm technology and new 'Cinch' interface will be on the way to me today in a manner that should see them in my hands next Wednesday.
And one of his neighbors had it in their cupboard next to a box of flax seed and hemp granola... because Portland is like that.
Things were looking good until the next stumbling block broached our collective path.
nigh impossible to find when you need one. Race Face was nice enough to include the self-pulling hardware for the non-drive side in the box.
Sean was emailing me trying to describe the whole process. I was a few beers into an evening of watching the final episode of Sons of Anarchy, so my attention span could not handle the information. As soon as Teller found his wife dead in the kitchen and I felt a sense of closure, I called Sean.
He was describing the whole thing to me, and then said, "Are you on an iPhone? Do you have Face Time?"
I answered, "Yes" and "What is that?"
Before I knew it, I was transported to Sean's workshop in Portland.
Sean created the world's most expensive 16mm Allen wrench...
So, it looks as if I will be racing the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek (duo men 80+ with E Hag) next week aboard the VertDickgo Meatplow V.7. That makes me happy.
My other life problem that was solved a couple days ago is a topic for another day. It will eventually provide blog fodder but also impact my ability to access the internet for a period of time, so there's that.
Thanks for going to such lengths to help me make great bike race, Sean. Your valiant efforts have been duly noted and will be rewarded with a Face Time Hug (as soon as that app is available... and assuming there's enough memory on my iPhone 4 to download it).