Monday, November 29, 2010

T-Day/50th B-Day Family Visit

For the Big 5-Oh my folks and my son drove down to sunny FL for the Holiday.

It was great seeing and having my son stay with me (my folks stayed in Lutz @ my Bro's place) to celebrate Holiday and Birthday. We watched a friend race in St Pete via walking down with Sadie...

Went to the Ft Desota Dog Beach and went over the Suncoast Skyway Bridge....

We had a great week, plus even I got in 180+ miles and did well at a 'cross race....I miss him already but it's nice I could be with him that week.


Ellsworth Replacement frame

I decided to replace the Ellsworth with a BMC from a local dealer - St. Pete Bike n Fitness. It was a demo/used frame so the price was were it needed to be and when all was said and done it came in at 16.1 lbs!

I've put almost 180 miles on it in just a week and I'm pleased with the stiffness/comfort of it. I'll give more photos/reviews of it as I dial in the fit.

I'm back with gears!


50th B-Day & T-Day

Here is the ride that I did on my 50th (52 miles)...via my Garmin 405cx....on the BMC.

St Pete Group Ride - 50th B-Day & T-Day by rickadams60 at Garmin Connect - Details

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ellsworth Scant Frame

Being one of my favourite road bike frames that I've owned...I was depressed when it developed a loud "dry wood" creaking sound when riding and really loud when sprinting or climbing. I had two different mechanics look at it and they thought possibly frame separation where the carbon meets the scandium.

It's at Ellsworth now for evaulation.

We will see what happens......I'm bumming big time meanwhile.


APT Update...

Some more recent photos of the apt.....I'm loving the area!