I've been riding the cruiser to and between classes as a mode of transportation on campus. I also have a little app on the ole iPhone that I turn on when I'm pedaling to and fro on campus. I wish I had thought of this earlier.... like Jan! So far I've managed to pedal 28+ miles just on campus alone, wow! Whodathunkit? One thing is for certain; I'm not good with flat pedals!
Wow, I bet you won't believe this. More Sram carnage. Melissa was climbing when she hard shifted and ye ole Sram derailleur in the pic below couldn't handle the pressure and failed like many of it brethren. Junk, nothing but junk! thanks to Srams incredible CS we should have another one heading this way soon though. I have an idea to save them hundreds of thousands of dollars! When folks buy the stuff (junk ;-) ) why doesn't Sram just give them two of everything? It's a brilliant idea and would save soooooo much $$$$ on shipping later. Call me a Sram hater if you wish - I know this; run Sram road components..... you will break something. I hope the 2012 stuff they improved..... is REALLY improved.
I'm really diggin' the new job at ETSU! I'm happy I'm a part of the history of the ETSU trail system. One day I can look back to something bigger and better and say "I had a hand in that". It's also good to have the "higher ups" have a hand in the process and able to give real time feedback. It's good to have resources like biologists and land managers to look over your plans before you just build or dig something in the woods.