Thursday, July 1, 2010

chupacabra lives

this sucker is light!

note the fine features:
  • hand sanded '98 specialzed stumpy frame (2nd time, yes i'm crazy - initial nasty orange was annoying, my failed attempt to spray paint it red was weak)
  • disc brakes are for sissies, why not use mismatched old v-brakes instead with red ritchey pads
  • shifting was thrashed, so a work in progress single speed conversion reminds me of my weakness and has been fun like a bmx
  • totally flexy, completely worn out '01 sid fork - rides like a pogo stick
  • super awesome seat post clamp for $3 from performance
  • sketchy $15 stem from pricepoint 'sette edge' that looks and weighs like a $100 stem and i hope it doesn't break
  • ditto for the bars
  • tubeless conversion for old mavic 517 rims with xt hubs and dt revolution spokes, the CaffĂ©latex sealant is working great
  • old school race face cranks quickly replaced the 'specialized strong arm' wafer thin flexy cranks. when i took out the orig bb i couldn't believe how heavy it was, so i went with some weird old square taper titanium bottom bracket with two drive side bb's (fsa?)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Spooky Cross

It was awesome. My 2nd cyclocross race so far (on my mtb), put on by SoCalCross. There was even an organic vegan burger waiting for me from Green Truck on the Go.

future cyclocross star

Friday, July 10, 2009

10k Fun

Pure fun:

44 minutes, not bad for this old fart!

Some 22 yr old kid tried to pass me at the end, but I wasn't having it.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rock It

Hadn't run in about a week.
Went out for a jog before work.
Ended up doing 3 miles in under 21 mins, so just under 7 minutes/mile pace.
Not bad for an old fart.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Longest Run Yet

Slowly becoming a long distance runner... It was wet and drizzling and I only had a few hours of sleep but I felt good. Started out slow then gradually picked up the pace on a nice trail nearby. Did 13.1 miles (half marathon) in just under 2 hours, then came home, got my boy and put him in the stroller and ran a few more, slowly. After a warm bath and some healthy food I felt surprisingly good, not very sore the next day either.

Big Fun

Like father like daughter (bike seats with kids):

Monday, May 11, 2009

8 hr mtb

My brother and I did a 2 man 8hr mtb relay race a few weekends ago near Idyllwild.

It was a blast! More here.