Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Skinsuits for Racer X!? Oh My God, Wicked Cool! You Don't Have One? That's Why Everyone Calls You A Dork Behind Your Back. That and Your Hair.

Whew, got out there for the first TT since. . . . last year when I did one with Glen and Dave. I forgot how much fun they are to do solo. Plus an out of the bag wicked cool skinsuit put icing the cake. Missed Dave but he had texted me early on in the day he wasn't going to make it. He had sold his inner fortitude on Craigslist and was waiting for someone to pick it up. Hold firm on your asking price of "My Dignity" and don't let him talk you down!

Friday, July 15, 2011

ECV TT: do they make aero fenders?

One-N Glen, AKA G-Roll, and I were the sole Racer-X representatives for this week's ECV TT. Jamie, who must be made of sugar, he is so sweet, opted for safe and dry, while I threw caution to the wind. Plus, the weather allowed me to skip my shower.

Yes, it rained. And not just rain, but full on monsoon, deluge, torrential downpours, at least for 15 minutes.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Race Report: Racer-X TTackled the ECV TT & IOU's

News flash! Rumblings of an internal upset among the 4 Racer-X Time Trial nuts. er - team: Dave not only knocked ONE SECOND off his time from the previous effort, out on the lovely training TT race loop through Hamilton - but finished way out ahead of a lot of the field, and our very own J-Rock / Jamie-Skinny-Fast. WTF you say? How can that be? Well, it was a wee bit rainy out there, and while I saw it as an opportunity to race AND get a free bike wash - J-Rock and Roll was afraid to get a little road grime on his TT rocket machine. No matter what he says, I'm kidnapping his disk rear / 80mm deep front wheelset next week, as he keeps SAYING he'll show up, but has a quiver of excuses to shoot at the target: a measly 12.5 mile ride... though maybe he's short some entry fee loot as I keep dodging my IOU I have out with him.


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Details vs Facts

Glenn, at the finish and looking strong.
I think it's difficult for any consumer of media, be it online, print or television, to get balanced, unbiased information. Especially in our seemingly increasing polarized political climate, all news and information is going to have a slant.

As a trained journalist, who in fact, does not maintain a journal, let me share some facts about the most recent ECV time trial. Details may or may not also be included.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Hey Lynn Woods! You've Been Cartographicalified. Yeah It's Kind Of A Word, Look It Up.

I needed a map of the trails at Lynn Woods. How to get that map was the question? Download it from interwebs? Yeah, you would say that you couch jockey. No, the answer is a five hour epic Sunday spent riding, or trying to ride, as many trails as possible.