Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Today was a brief trg day, pretty much ride to work and back. Then had to drive to Toronto to drop off some stuff.

This weeke kinda sucks as I was supposed to race Sunday. However between the lacking training days due to being sick Then having to go to Van for my brothers wedding. It's kind of important to save some funds for later in the season.

Though some adjustments will be made. The biggest one will be diet and eating cheap. It's time to bring back the living out of cans like a dirtbag rule. Enough of this $10 a day for food. That's EWR frame and race money. Canned pasta anyone?

New blog I found.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pollen and The Itch

 After I came home from a post work training ride received a bunch of bad news. Need some time to digest and will say more later.

 So, had a fairly successful ride. Though need to make some adjustments but those will be taken care of after the 10th and the family event is done. That way I can buckle down and get it done. the stuff that I need to do for the 8 Hour in August. It should be noted that I have some extra motivation courtesy of a couple of Trolls.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Back To Normal

  Well, after last weeks fun things are back to normal somewhat.

 After having my crank arm on the 29er come loose again. The decision has been made to aquire another set of Crisis cranks for it. Not the only other new thing. Now have a freehub body for the rear hub I have. Now to get the DMR front one to go with it.

 Tomorrow I'm leaving work early and going up to Roger's to ride a couple of laps. Maybe some other mileage as well. We shall see.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fast Weightloss

 Been a rough few days. had a visit from Mother Nature's weightloss technition, the flu.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cough and Hack

 Nothing new due to having a rough bought with a cold. Will be back when I'm healthier.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Brit Parade

 New DMR cranks. Lovely, lovely, and no flex.

New, well new of ebay. Lovely vintage Hope brakes.

 The lever. Old yet still works great.

 Now just need the brake line so I can have a rear brake to match.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Grinding Brackets

Today at the shop installed the new cranks and BB. So far so good. But will have to wait to really give it a try on the weekend.

The bad news was finding out the Hope brake caliper is wide as hell. And because of that have to delay mounting it till tomorrow. Have to grind down the bracket at work to move it over.Oh, well live and learn.

Pic's tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Snow and Cranks

Today wasn't much of a ride. Ended up just playing around while doing errands.

Tomorrow will be mounting the cranks with a new BB as well as the front Hope brake. Now if only the postal system would be so kind as to deliver my last 3 packages before summer.

Monday, April 6, 2009


 Yesterday rode the Uxbridge Icebreaker and came in first in the Clydesdale category. Funny when one considers that I entered this more for fun and for training then anything else. And couldn't care less about results. I used the Mistress for this as it was to be a stength endurance ride.

Oh, well. Maybe I will have to try it again next year. Though the TDP is also calling.

Though after yesterday and further thought. I will be swapping the present DMR cranks for the new Crisis version I now have on her. I think it's time to lighten the Mistress up a little bit. It will be the first step of many in both the Mistress and the 29ers evolution in 2009.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

CB Trail Ride

A couple of pics from a ride about 3 days ago.