Re: RR: SSWC (Part 3)



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MattB

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Corvus Corvax wrote:
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>
> I stop the bike in the small crowd at the Aid Station, and guzzle
> Gatorade. A bunch of the Dirt Rag crew are there, Maurice Tierney and
> Thanita Adams and a few other people. They are drinking beer and
> smoking cigarettes. Beer and smokes in the feed zone. I love it. The
> smell of the cigarettes is marvelous, and I feel an intense craving. I
> drink more Gatorade. I linger too long. I don't want to get back on the
> bike. Suddenly, from behind, comes a cheerful cry: "Yo, Corvus!"
>
> It's J.
>
> My jaw drops.
>
> "Come take a look at this!" she announces proudly. She draws a small
> crowd, bent over her rear wheel. She has done a McGuyver on her
> tensioner:
>
> http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/255709/McGuyver.jpg
>


Wow! I'm impressed. But get her a bike with track ends for the love of
god! She deserves it!
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> It has been about four and a half hours. We ride the last mile of the
> course together.
>
>
> After that, we go out and get stinking wasted.
>
>
> CC
>


Beautiful. Good job to you both.

Matt (I think the cig smell might have made me barf)
 
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Corvus Corvax

Guest
MattB wrote:
>
> But get her a bike with track ends for the love of
> god! She deserves it!


;-)

I dunno. As much as bling singlespeeds are all the rage these days,
converting that old beater into a one-geared weapon of self destruction
is so much more in keeping with the spirit of things, IMO.

CC
 
M

MattB

Guest
Corvus Corvax wrote:
> MattB wrote:
>
>>But get her a bike with track ends for the love of
>>god! She deserves it!

>
>
> ;-)
>
> I dunno. As much as bling singlespeeds are all the rage these days,
> converting that old beater into a one-geared weapon of self destruction
> is so much more in keeping with the spirit of things, IMO.
>
> CC
>


Well, there's bling, and there's bikes like Surly or OnOne. You could
even get an inexpensive retrofit of that bike.

But I guess she's doing well on that one too, as long as the course has
sticks.

Matt
 
J

JD

Guest
Corvus Corvax wrote:
> MattB wrote:
> >
> > But get her a bike with track ends for the love of
> > god! She deserves it!

>
> ;-)
>
> I dunno. As much as bling singlespeeds are all the rage these days,
> converting that old beater into a one-geared weapon of self destruction
> is so much more in keeping with the spirit of things, IMO.



Some of us *need* that 0-dish rear wheel and a frame made specifcally
to stand up to the extra rigors of singlespeeding.

JD
 
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Corvus Corvax

Guest
JD wrote:
>
> Some of us *need* that 0-dish rear wheel and a frame made specifcally
> to stand up to the extra rigors of singlespeeding.


If she ever grows to six-foot-eight, a custom frame will definitely be
in order.

CC (curiously excited...)

P.S.: I built her a beautiful hand-crafted zero-dish wheel myself. So
there.
 

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