Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Bikes arrived

Our Felts showed up over the weekend. Got Ash's built up Thursday, she's gonna keep it stock. It's got a good setup so why mess with it? Because it's fun. These are only the third and fourth brand new bikes I've ever bought - and mine was the first time I ever parted out a brand new bike. My upgrades are going to be:

Sram X.0 Twist shifters
Sram X.9 rear derailleur
Cannondale EX2 crankset - 29/44t
Sram Force front derailleur
Formula Oro K24 disc brakes
Sram 990 cassette

I'm also going to have to something about the bars. The riser bar is super narrow and is an uncomfy bend. I don't want to go all Geoff Kabush wide but a comfy bar is a necessity. I think I'm gonna need a 400mm seatpost too. New wheels are on the list but probably won't happen this year.

Well hopefully the new stuff will get on it in a couple of weeks and the riding can begin!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Group Ride

I went on my first group ride of the year. First real ride of the year. I know, I suck. Anyway, I went 40 miles and had a blast. It's great to go riding with buddies. I was on my cross bike, and as a personal note to my friend/rival/teammate, who is in shape, my ride was tougher than yours because my rear brake was rubbing the entire ride. True. You can ask Racer. It was driving him crazy. Hopefully I will go many more group rides. They are fun. And cool.

Friday, February 8, 2008

2007 ride for 2008

Ash and I just ordered new bikes:

2007 Felt Nine Pro.

Pretty sweet, huh? Wait till we SRAM 'em out.