on friday night, I walked over to chrome for their art opening, “once a lurker, always a lurker.” the work was done by a local artist, bo heimlich.
the art work was composed of old timely photos with her hand-drawn characters strategically placed onto the photos themselves. there was a large illustration hanging behind where the cash register would be, all done with what looked to be a magnum tip sharpie. 2 of her characters where fighting for the limelight in the piece, it was epic. the piece itself must’ve been at least 4×6′. and the hatching patterns on the tentacles were just meticulous. I’d love to have it hanging in the front entrance of my house, it was sick.
while at chrome, I got a text from ben (owns the yamaguchi aero track, and serotta colorado) asking if I wanted to ride to san jose tomorrow with him and some guys coming up from sj. apparently we were taking a more hilly route on road bikes.
fast forward to 12 hours later – we’re riding down to san jose on our road bikes, and I take a spill on the caad9. john, the guy in front of me began to coast while we were riding in a group, only ben was behind me. my hands were at the tops of the bars, and I began to coast also. my front wheel sucked the draft of john’s rear, and before I knew it, the front tire rubbed his, I lost traction on it, and flipped to the ground. my left arm, hip, and helmet took the most damage – just bruising and some rash. the helmet is totaled, cracked through and through. the bike, for the most part, is fine. the shifters are scraped (damn IT). I finished the ride, it was roughly 10 or 20 miles in…and the ride was 82.
I was just glad to get back on caltrain, so we could head home. bennett rode with us until san mateo (on caltrain). that’s his bmc, slt01. in fact, there were 3 of them on the ride, and 1 cervelo aluminum soloist. people are bringing the heat…
I have carbon clinchers for the road bike enroute, pictures and a nice writeup to follow. I’m off the road and track bike until my catlike comes. riding the bmx around until then. yea…it’s not the same.