Trail work on Saturday. Meet at the Black Mtn Trail head in Pisgah National Forest at 9am. Be there if you appreciate the trails we ride. I promise, if you show up, you will gain more appreciation for the trails we ride. You will feel genuine ownership!!
Last night I re-cabled my Siren. I used to think that a person had to have special training and skills to do shifter and cable work. But, as one who has worked on cars a lot; replaced an engine, replaced a transmission, replaced water pumps..... a whole lot of replacing, I thought I would give bicycle maintenance a try. I did some calculations and realized that it would be way cheaper to do it myself.
The front derailleur I can do in my sleep. The rear takes a little more patience. I have also taught myself to overhaul the bottom bracket. Currently I'm working on a brake bleed. What's next? Wheels. I don't know much about wheel maintenance. I'd really like to learn how to build a wheel and overhaul the bearings. Hmmm. I'm gonna need some more tools for that!!
I have not been on the bike in 5 days. I'm starting to get the shakes and when I look at the bike I get excited. I'm not quite ready to ride yet, but driving to work gets expensive. I plan on starting to commute again next week and riding minimally for the next couple of weeks. I also plan on doing some running, my cool boss discussed the possibility of some lunch runs which would absolutely rock!!
I have also started my 2010 schedule, it is listed on the left above my sponsor links. The list is more of a wish list right now, I'll have to see what the travel money looks like in a month or two.
Well, it's Friday, I hope to see you at the trail work day.
Have a great day.