Recovery ride on Monday afternoon. Spring bings rains for the next days, so I guess I'm having some rest.
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The more climbing I do, the more pictures I take. Today's 90 kilometer ride was without flat road.
More of my rides on:
Shakedown ride around 30 miles with some pitchy hills on this beast! I have never owned a carbon bike, just ti and steel, and this is easily the most stiff bike I own, or have owned. It begs to be hammered. I think once we get to know one another we will get along famously.
[IMG]Old bike route by Matt.zilliox, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Winding roads by Matt.zilliox, on Flickr[/IMG]
Roadies by Matt.zilliox, on Flickr
I've decided that before I leave this blue orb, or just get too darn old to think about it, I'm going to do a 200 mile ride. First up--more than likely last if I finish, is the STP in July. So in preparation, off we go: East Side
And in between. Got to start racking up the miles.
Our ski season got refreshed last week so I'm still chasing the dragon. There's a little long-closed ski area nearby that's part of Green Mountain National Forest now, and a local advocacy group is working with the Forest Service to thin out the growth and make it viable for skiing, so I checked it out after work the last couple of days. The T-bar line is still visible but very tight:
And no base at all:
Lots of promising skiing though.
I heart burnt bikes.
"If only STP was that scenic..."
Lovely photos. If only VT was that scenic (in late March)...
Did get out for 5 rides in 5 days Friday-Tuesday, about 150 miles overall. Now it's back to snow and cold for a stretch.
Not a great March, unless you like winter and late-season blizzards.
I rode the Pegoretti yesterday afternoon for 32 miles. It was making noises in Arizona last week and I noticed the FD was not parallel so when I got home, I fixed that with a gentle bend of the hanger. And the noises continued. When I installed the Chorus group last month, I noticed the driveside UT bearing wasn't buttery like I'm used to. It was tight but I assumed it was the seal and it would break in. I went out for 21 miles on the Gunnar after work and then put the Pegoretti up on the stand and pulled the crankset. The driveside bearing was shit, metal on metal, came that way from campy. I live in Paris Texas, I live two hours from the nearest decent bike shop, I've got UT bearings in my toolbox. It was easy, even the snap ring wasn't a pain to remove. I'll try it out tomorrow.
I heart burnt bikes.