(I took a picture, saved it, and somehow, it didn’t save to the pictures folder on my phone. SAD FACE.) did a quick paradise loop in the morning on the track bike before the wind picked up, so glad I did. later in the day the wind was just crazy. I spotted a guy riding a cinelli vigorelli with white drops wearing a mash histogram kit on the bridge, and caught up to him. we rode for a bit, and I struck up a conversation with him on the sausalito bike path. I’m going to be riding paradise loop with him tomorrow on track bikes. stoked!
I picked up my caad9 from freewheel later in the day (my brother drove, thanks for the ride, nick) and had the opportunity to see/touch a bmc team machine slr01. the first thing I noticed was the massive tapered downtube. high-modulus carbon fiber all around, and a downtube width that matched the shell of the bb30 bottom bracket. it wasn’t built up yet, but was mocked with a pro shimano stem, and deep dura-ace carbon clinchers – SICK. it was ridiculously light, I was jealous like you wouldn’t believe…psh, what am I talking about though. I don’t deserve carbon yet, HA!
stevie worked on my bike today, he: tightened up the downtube water bottle boss, retensioned all the cables, and fixed my rear hub and pawl! he took apart the cassette housing and noticed that the springs were a bit sticky, must’ve been thicker grease causing the teeth not to engage properly. he noticed it right away when he took it around the block – CALLED IT! I told travis if he rode it around the block he’d feel it right away. the hub doesn’t grab properly. or that’s how it used to be. until stevie touched it. he increased the spring tension on the teeth, and put in some lighter weight grease. man, this hub just howls now. it snaps and engages as it should. can’t wait to take it for a real ride on wednesday. super excited.
I’m going to dream so well tonight. fingers crossed that my camera phone works tomorrow. I hate not having a daily snap to remember a day by.