Hooked up a mini bike dialing session with bestmechanicever Tom Jow the other night at the Rose of Wildness. As it was a Wednesday night the entire cast of characters was in attendance including DIRTY and even a guest appearance by BrianO!!
I love those guys.
In Tom Jow's capable hands my bike is a little more dialed in and ready for riding once the debris blanket abates a little here in the 801. I'm psyched to have a back-up bike for right now since I'm not taking my sweet new (white) Cannondale out in conditions like yesterday. In addition to the new bike, I also have an SRM to baffle me. Thanks to Iron Lori's coach Mitch, I am set up with an SRM, or power meter integrated into my crank. I am fairly Luddite-ish when it comes to ultra training techiness, so Mitch has been a great resource for helping me figure it out (not that I've really figured it out). He gave me the beta about being able to synch up your SRM with a Garmin--so with the capable assistance of Bill at Treads, I'm set up with the tools. Next piece of the equation is CoachK. Whew that is too much tech talk.
In other happenings, we were treated to a fabulous visit by Dr. Butson. Dr. B was a bud of the hubs from grad school daze here at the U and more importantly (along with Byron), one of his main deathride adventure buddies. I hadn't seen him in years (he now lives in Milliwaukay- the good land) but he was the Spock-esque-outdoorsobsessed-overheated engineer I remembered. It was great to catch up and have some laughs about past exploits.
And the weather is shaping up with the promise of balmy 40 degree temperatures here in the 801 today. It might even be dry enough to ride a white bike for some fun before Dave & Diane arrive for some additional funtimes.
Whatever mode of fun you seek this weekend, let it be neverending and all-consuming!
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