The other thing screwing me up on my ride on Saturday?
I'm a moron.
When I got ready for the Icycle race, I removed the Maxxis Chronicle 3.0 front tire. It doesn't handle peanut butter mud very well, so I went back to the tried and true Maxxis Ardent 2.4... but I sorta forgot something.
The Icycle XC doesn't have a whole lotta twisting and turning. The muddy conditions kinda changed things too. It probably did raise its ugly head during the downhill race, but I never did a full speed run until my timed run. Which was TRBL.
Anyways, looking back into the past, I see I already tried the 52mm and didn't like it. Makes total sense, being that the bike wasn't even designed for it.
Time to flip that chip again. Bring things back to copesthetic A.O.K.
I've never figured out a good way to remove the ships from the frok until this weekend. They're in there pretty tight, and there's not much purchase to bang, pinch or grab them. So here's a tip, just in case you're dumb enough to mess with a good thing.
Shove a fat rag into the chip from the inner-facing side of the ship. It doesn't have to be a dirty rag, but it can be if you like dirty.
And now, with things back to the way they were meant to be and a desire
to get my trail time back to normal, this weekend is the WATTS FAPPENING II: C'mon Get Fappy.
without risking being late to our own party again), and I doubt I'll be up for riding (or living) the next day. Perhaps we back up that start time... again.
I'd be willing to bet (just $1 tho) I'll even have all the necessary parts to begin my 27.5+ experiment this weekend. Not based on any recent updates. Just the fact that I'd have a bunch of long-awaited parts at a time when I have absolutely no time to play on them.
Because that's how it goes.