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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Next year is here! Almost.


Yes, I'm already planning for April! Why? Because I love this race.
PS: Ignore the date on the logo above. You'll see by following the link that the 2011 date is April 2nd. See ya in Carolina!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Puzzle pieces


In a tub full of junk in my basement I found a Star Wars puzzle from my youth. I got to thinking - what's the purpose of puzzles? What's the allure? Why do people like them? Why don't I like them all that much?
I may have found the answer, for me at least. Puzzles are finite. They can only be put together one way. All of the pieces either fit together to form a picture, or they don't.
Now let's compare that to building a mountain bike; My 2004 Gary Fisher Rig is completely different from the day I bought it. Only one piece of the original puzzle still remains - the frame. Which by the way isn't even the original color. Yet, the puzzle fits together perfectly. She is a thing of beauty and grace. She rides like a dream. She is fast. She is comfortable. And the pieces of the puzzle are always changing.
The next piece is the Chris King singlespeed hub I have on the way. I guess I like puzzles, just with interchangeable pieces.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

You've been good to me...

My beloved Regina,

You have been so good to me, now I want to be good to you. You were purple and endured years of people calling you "the Rig", as if you were just a chunk of metal. I know that you are more. I know you have a soul. These gifts will be for you to show you how much I care.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Singlespeeds and knee pain

I have a theory that will surely spur some discussion: Singlespeeds do more to reduce knee pain than to induce it.

Stay tuned...