It’s been a few weeks since I had a proper rest, but this coming week is a “proper” rest week. I’m needing it too – the last week I’ve been off work, working on the house, running more and riding more. The ride with Simon the other day and the hill intervals session the day after pretty much finished me off. Still, I went for my customary ride this morning. I wasn’t feeling like going far so I went for an hour’s spin on the singlespeed.
This weekend I’ve also been catching up on a fettling backlog. Maintaining several bikes is pretty time consuming, especially when you’ve decided to strip and grease 4 rear hubs and 5 headsets on top of bleeding a pair of hydraulic brakes, nipping up 4 pairs of crank bolts (Simon take note), putting anti-puncture strips in a pair of wheels and a few other grease monkey jobs. Anyway, it’s all done now for a few more months. What’s more, I’ve pretty much finished the cyclocross bike! All it needs now is a shorter stem (expected this week) and some bar tape once I’m happy with the bar and STI positions. Looks fast eh?
I’m looking forward to putting in some SERIOUS miles on this one…
You’re dead right they’ll be SERIOUS miles – no bleedin fun at all on that bone shaker
Beg to differ…
By the way, it’s looking fiiiine, Terra. Take no notice of numpties on STW re the top levers, you’ll be feckin’ glad of ’em by Pen Y Ghent.
It’s now got bar tape!
(queue miserable northern brass band music)…ah remember when ah were a lad, used t’ cycle t’top o’th’ill wit bread…..
It’s a bleedin Hovis delivery bike
Psst, Gaz – it’s ‘cue’.
Show us a pic wit’ tape on now, Terra.
You may scoff. I have to say though (with my geek hat on), that the fork on this bike is perhaps one of the most beautiful components I’ve ever seen, and I feel privilaged and honoured to own one…..blah blah…
Anyroad up lad, I’ll have a photo of t’bike wit’ tape on eet after’t ride tomorrer when I’m going oop int’ hills.
Garry’s just been corrupted by the number of bikes he’s seen in BC with more suspension travel than a tractor. 😉