Thursday, October 23, 2008

back to the grind

Well, I'm back in St. Paul and trying to get into the swing of life again. Getting back up to speed in the shop, got 2 frames prepped for paint this week and hope to shoot 'em this weekend.

Spent a while last night rebuilding the rear wheel on the tandem from the plane ride home. I'm amazed, Northwest managed to break spokes in that wheel on both flights. They've been pretty much indestructable on the bike for years, even with 100lbs of gear on it, but give them to Northwest for a few hours and presto....

Got in a nice ride with Billy tonight down at Leb. did a couple laps of the new trails, it's pretty nice. It felt really good to get back out on a bike, it had been almost 2 months since I was on a mtb. sigh... I'm not sure if I'll really do much 'cross racing this year at all, which is remarkable for me. It's my favorite season, but I just haven't had the time to train. Maybe I'll shoot for trying to do the state champs at least.

I'll leave you with one of my favorite images from ireland. Such a bike dork...



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2 comments:

Jim G said...

What town was that Raleigh sign in? I think I remember seeing it when I was in Ireland a few years ago...

Tarik Saleh said...

That steel grease is a bit rough though.