Phew. I’m back into training mode.
Saturday was a south end and Mercer cruise that ended up with a couple of broken spokes at the end. I sent an email to Harris Cyclery who built them ( It’s a handbuilt set of Sun wheels dished for a 6 speed feewheel to fit my Klein Touring bike) and let them know they snapped right at the head on oppisite sides of the wheel, which is kind of odd. I’m sure I will end up repairing if not rebuilding them myself. I havent strung a wheel in 15 years it might be nice to try it again.
Ride – 45 miles
Breakfast – nothing
Ride food – bottle of cytomax
Bike – Klein Performance Touring 53-44 x 12-27
Sunday was the longest ride of the new year. 75 miles on the fixed gear which, at the end, feels like 100. From west Seattle I rode to Fremont to meet the team which turned out to be just RC and then headed around the southend of Lake WA. RC had to turn around so I rode up to Kirkland to meet the second team ride at Cafe Ladro. As they rode away to do the 7 hills loop I continued around the North end of the lake on back and started to feel a bit cross eyed on Nickerson. I love riding fixed by the way. :-)
Ride – 75 miles
Breakfast – toast and cream cheese
Ride food – large bottle of cytomax and 2 shot blocks
Bike – Tempo Fixie 42 x 16
I have been focusing a lot of energy lately on remodeling our 1/4 bath in the media room. I tore up all the tile, removed the sink and toilet and then floated the walls. Ro needs to go pick out some colors, tile and wainscoting so I can finish it up!
On to the work week. hopefully I can ride into work a couple of times. Maybe get some running miles in after work up and down Thistle or Roxberry.