Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Crank Yanking

 After discovering my old Shimano cranks that came with the 29er where dying. Had to pull the crisis cranks from the Mistress and swap it all over. So far so good.

 The good news for the Mistress is she will be getting a set of DMR external BB cranks soon. It must have been something in the flow, for they appeared on Pinkbike 2 days ago and they are on their way. Now comes the research for the external BB.

 the one thing that sucks is that for the next day of so is pretty much rain. So much for training being easy.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Vassago War

 Ended up putting in 2 hours of bike time after it was all totaled up. And it was hot as well.

 Been looking into other frame options in case I have to bail on the EWR 29er frame plan. The other option will be a Vassago Bandersnatch. 18 inch frame of course. But this is just one of 2 back up plans.

 Hopefully tomorrow I will have finished paying off my shoes and will start the process to aquire a second set of Crisis cranks for the 29er. As I expect by mid June for the present one's to finally die.

 But more on that later.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cross Hill Run

 Felt a wee bit sore after yesterdays return to push ups and the Kettle Ball. So took it a little easy to day on the weight part.

 Did 5 times Cross hill repeats of a nearby hill. Basically ride down across the base of the hill. Start riding into the hill then dismount  to do the bike carry run. Then ride across the top to begin again. Did it 5 times total. Though it did cost me in one area, destroyed a bottle cage that I hadn't removed.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sun and Wind

  Ended up spending about 2 hours on the bike today.  Though found some shifter issues, may be dumping the Shimano rapid fore for the full thumb shifters.

 With the economy and finances I have had to delay the new 29er frame.  As well as come up with some back up options. Ideally would love the EWR version. But we will have to see in the fall what the finances will have to say.

 But in the meantime I'm upgrading parts as I can.  Right now keeping my eye on a fork on EBay for the 29er.


Monday, May 18, 2009

No Pic Ride

 Today did 2 rides in CB. Dragged out the mistress for both. Totaled about 3 hours, but will need more mileage then that for later events.

 When I rode o Saturday I noticed the 29ers front wheel was too close to the left fork leg. It caused a bit of mud build up. Which caused my tire to rub. I'll fix that at work tomorrow. Plus the good news is I have found a fork for the 29er to buy. Not quite a Reba which is the height of big budget but it will have to do.

 Now for bed.

Friday, May 15, 2009


 Back home and some what recovered.  Nothing much else other than work and trying to get back to training.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rain Land

Spending till next Wednesday in Vancouver for a wedding. The good news is I have a bike to borrow from my buddy Matt.

It's a Titanium cyclocross bike from Motobecane. Should be an interesting ride once I have set up the brakes. Will post up more later today when Ive been out and back.