Friday, May 29, 2009

Priorities

Pedal and Wrench flies out to BCBR in three weeks, five days. You can tell it's getting down to the wire when Eric starts paying attention to the fact that his bike is in worse shape than Amy Winehouse after a "quiet weekend at home":

Though the Yellow Yeti is arguably still more pleasing to the eye than our emphysematic friend, Amy is neither missing as many pieces nor leaking as many fluids, at least not in public anyway.

There's nothing like feeling under-prepared to spur one into action. Not only is Eric spending 8hrs a day shopping for bike parts online, but we hammered Harold Parker harder than I'd ever hit it on Monday with Mr. Edlund looking confident, if not efficient on his first real trip back to the woods since his unfortunate shoulder-planting accident.

If image does not show, right click here and select 'view image' or 'show image'.After a rest-day I crushed some hill sprints on Tuesday (or more appropriately they crushed me into Thurdsay), and then hit the woods both Thursday and Friday in the rain to try out a new bike configuration-- #5 --enter Kenda Karma 2.2 and 1.5" riser bar, up from .5". Kenda Karmas are really solid and roll faster than the Panaracers. 1.5" rise I think is a good thing in the long run but I really feel more comfortable on the flats when my MTB is set up like a track bike. Cockpit feels short with high bars :).

Now it's out for another ride this evening with Kate, who is confirmed riding BCBR with us!! (you know, on her own cooler, faster team). I can't help but feel partially responsible...

At long last life is getting it's priorities on order:
  1. Ride
  2. Eat
  3. Sleep
  4. Document
  5. Survive, if you get the chance.
It's so close I can taste it. YEAAAAHHHH!!!!!

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