I didn't get to ride the TNR Thursday because I was getting Ang ready to leave for Chicago. She's jumping at a DZ near Chicago at a boogie. A skydiving 'boogie' is sort of like us mountain bikers going to a 24hr race and staying for a week and riding all week afterwards. The adrenaline up there is as thick as pea soup probably.
This is what I have been into lately: CX BIKES (budget style)
I had this '07 Masi CXR, it was a nice bike but something about it just didn't suit me. Being laid off got me wanting to thin the stables for some extra $$$$. After putting it up for sell I got quite a few hits. It finally sold and I started looking for something to replace it now that I'm working a little (part-time) and not living off unemployment. I had several friends tell me not to sell it but I did anyway, they don't ride it. I hardly lost any $$ on it so I did like the people on Wall Street do. I turned it into TWO bikes. I wish I could do that with all my dollar bills!
First was the SS I wanted to build up. I have ridden my MTB SS for the last couple a years and it's not up to par against a true CX machine unless you're a machine yourself (I'm not). All that's left is the brakes and levers and this one is done. They are ordered just waiting on them. This is a true budget build! I'm going as cheap as possible for the SS. I usually just do the SS class for fun. A few years back, the MSG in the SS class was mostly the SS mountain bikers and we had a blast racing each other in this class. Over the past several years pros, 1, 2's and 3's have made their way into the single speed CX class. Hence I get DUSTED now! So I do it for the added fitness and fun but along with it, more pain.Next was something with gears and within my budget of what I had left over after the SS purchase. Wa-laaa I came across Alex's CX redline conquest. It was in (B A D) shape too! Jennifer handed it to me in pieces- literally! I managed to tear it apart and strip most everything from it. I started over with a different set of wheels with a campy freehub. A buddy of mine backed out on buying these so I took them. It now has Campy shifters and drivetrain (maybe I wont miss any shifts with this instead of the jerky shimano). All that's left to do is get a 10 spd chain, wrap the bars and tune it. The major thing is; I wish it would go as fast for me as it did for Alex! That ain't gonna happen with these legs...lol.