Sunday, September 18, 2011

Been playing with the GoPro and ordered three new attaching devices for it.  Bike, Helmet, and bare  head.  When not playing with the GoPro I have been playing the original Portal game on my computer and been loving it.  It is free until the 20th when you get it from the Valve/Steam sites.  Go here and download the game.   Q it reminds me of watching you play the first tomb raiders after work.  I mean without the little dragon charm things to collect that you could never find because of the poor graphics.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My new dream bike

The Moonlander.  Fatter than fat.  Just like me.  Lots of other cool new bike stuff on the seamingly new and improved Surly site.  

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

UCI MTB World Championships DHI 2011 Champery Switzerland Danny Hart RUN

The best down hill run I have ever seen. Make sure you listen for the very last thing the announcer says at the end of the video.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

New Drivetrain

The problem: I need lower gears.  By lower gears I mean about a 1to1 ratio.  Gears to pull a bob up a long steep gravel back road.  
Solution: Hollywood cycles.  Jay talked me off the ledge of a very expensive Sram X9 Crank and hooked me up with a great Sram X7 (s1400) 2x10 mountain bike crank/BB and X7 front derailleur for about the same price as the internet plus he fixed a loose rear hub and put on a new dura ace chain and ultegra cassette.  As usual it is all working perfectly and all labor done for $20.   Such cheap labor and not a hint of problem with me bringing in the other parts for him to put on.  I now have a 42/28 in front and an 12?/27 in the back.