Friday, August 04, 2006

Random Thoughts

I spent some time today talking to someone who is going to do a 12-hour race on a singlespeed later this month. This conversation got me thinking about racing and how much I miss it. Riding is fun, and I have been able to ride enough to keep my base of fitness. But endurance racing on singlespeed bikes is...Awesome. As in, I am in awe of the people that do it. I really miss it, and missing it makes me want to work 24/7 to find my new job so I can get back to racing.

Also on the topic of racing, people are starting to talk about TransIowa III. It looks like Mark and Jeff are planning a loop instead of a point-to-point race. Sounds good to me, as that should make the logistics easier for both racers and organizers. Every year I leave that race thinking I've seen all of Iowa that I need to see, and every year I find myself strangely compelled to return. I suspect I know where I will be in early April '07...

My geared bike inclination seems to have passed, for the most part. The chain is staying on the main bike, and I think I have the chain tension issues on the backup bike sorted out as well. I have been drawn to this website more often than I'd care to admit; I really don't need to replace the frames I have but it is hard to argue with Mr. Jansen.


Endurosnob said...

I'm no Mr. Jansen, but I think highly of my Niner as well, fwiw.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear your spirits are up. Don't worry about the job thing it will work itself out and if you do decide to try something new give the trades some though. Lately I started to realize how little people can take care of there shit and it's actually depressing .I'm not talking leisure things either I'm talking basic nessesities like heat, water and electricity.
On a different note I think they should call T3 "you called me I didn't call you ." That way if there is any dispute it can be settled with that line.