Saturday, August 28, 2010
Rode the shocker a lot this week. Rode Wed, thursday, friday, saturday. Friday night was a great ride. Call Gumby and met up at his shed and ended home with 50 miles of gravel and road. Woke up saturday morning to attend the shop ride out at 730am. Rode 25 at a good pace on the Cannondale CAAD 9. Thursday was a great ride with the Wife on a very beautiful day. I really enjoy when the weather gets drier and those f#$%&*(ing mosquitoes go away. Man, where they the worst ever. All the hard work I put into the powerline trail has been just a waste. Nobody rode the thing and the weeds are again 6 feet tall. It is just amazing. We should really go out there and keep that trail alive. It is worth it. The Shocker has been a revelation. 35 lbs with an internal gear hub. Suspension fork and post and a real good riding position. It is great on bumpy gravel and the huge continental touring tires are the ticket. Gumby and I and perhaps new mechanic Chad will be working on a ride down south. We hope it rains so it won't be easy and that it will also scare people.
Hope all is well. Our laptop is back in order and Comcast never informed me that they changed their whole online pay bill thingy, so I almost suffered a disconnection. I chatted with some friendly person, somewhere far away from the u.s. and they got me back on track.