A three day weekend not necessarily wasted, but perhaps piddled gently away. Rode over to the short track course on Saturday, more or less because that's about the amount of energy I had to throw at life. Nick "Dip 'n Spray" Barlow joined me. We spent most of our time riding slowly and talking abut how were probably not going to be able to race short track this year. Still important to pre-ride tho.
BTW: Broken chains on a single speed. It's never happened to me, yet I'm always the guy with the chain tool and the quick link. Most I ever did to a chain was destroy one roller on a PC1 at the '06 Trans Rockies. Still worked tho.
Oh yeah, my Fly Pedals finally showed up on Saturday.
My biggest motivation to get out and try for a bit was to see if I could just settle on a 32X20 or 21 for practice purposes. I'm anxious to get rid of the gears for awhile (again). They seem kinda dumb (again), but... wheelies. I had been doing most of my practice in the 27 or 31 (dunno).
The soft, moist conditions forced me into the bus yard driveway. The cassette goes 17-19-21-24, so I went with the 21. It was fine. Had to make a few mostly mental adjustments, but I think I'm done practicing in the grass. My chosen field is lumpy and goes from soft to fast-rolling way too frequently, thus the reason I found myself practicing in such a low gear. I need to remove as many impediments to my progress as possible. I'm not so afraid of busting my ass on pavement because, as I've mentioned before, I'm really good about bailing out of a wheelie gone bad.
I gotta order up a new SS slider from Paragon Machine Works for the Stickel, and when I get it, restore things to their natural order (again). The gears can sit in a box until such time that I have to figure out whether or not I'm building up the third or fourth worst "road bike" the Tour de Burg has ever seen.
BTW: I heard the best way to put a Chris King headset into a Waltworks frame is to use two cinder blocks. Anybody ever heard anything different?