Saturday, May 28, 2016
Yup, that's right! I made some great friendships in FL, mostly through the group I rode with; the MCC crew. I just had this nagging bug in me to get back out to the west coast..... I've been hired by Lezyne as a CSR/Acct Rep. I've only been out here eight weeks and still getting used to the time change and working "normal hours" but so far I feel that I have made the right decision. This is despite missing some good friends. I will be back there every x-mas break because my family gets together at IRB for 2+ weeks. So I left for Cali on March 10th. The move out was painful to say the least...I really had to pair down to the bare minimum; maybe too bare! The trip out there with the Honda Element and a 5x8' trailer is something I don't ever want to do again!
Friday, January 8, 2016
Is Blogging a dying form of communication? by looking at mine you would think so! Too many changes to go over now but let's start off with a picture of my latest babe.....The 2015 Focus Cayo Disc 3.0! Yeah, the S-Works Venge is history along with my delicious Enve 6.7s...... I did replace the standard DT Swiss wheelset with the Reynolds Assaults and have been very pleased with them. I have also put on my zero offset Thompson seatpost and 90mm stem to be better fitted. I'm trying out the Fizik Arione VSX saddle to get more comfort than the stock saddle. More later....really!
Saturday, November 1, 2014
My first (and only so far) cyclocross race this season. Ironic what happens when you work at a bike shop you don't get to race as much! For some reason the sand pit owned me that day.....I didn't get through it clean once. The bunny hop over the log at 18-20 mph was my redemption! This was my first race on the Wilier and the bike is fantastic! I'm not getting rid of the Ritchey Ti Cross but this Wilier is sweet! I'm only a couple of months away from racing in the 55+ class instead of the stacked 45+ class. I came in 7th I believe; about in the middle of the age group. I'm hoping to get 1-3 more racings in before the season ends. I hope everyone is having a great season out there! Ciao, Rick
Monday, July 28, 2014
Damn, what a nice surprise!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
I've been testing some different wheels to buy to replace my FSA tubies that have been breaking spokes too frequently. I was torn to get a set of new tubies but I wanted to play around with different tire sizes and clincher was the only way to do that so for the most part I check out different clincher wheelsets. No science behind my testing but more of a feel on how they felt.