Sunday, February 16, 2014

Krampus first ride

I've had my Krampus built up for about a week now, but extreme cold, darkness, and work have kept me from doing anything more than riding up and down the block. Conditions looked to be great for my first real ride on Sunday morning: cold but not terribly so (21F), and the trails were nicely packed, courtesy of our local fat bike crew. I headed to P1 full of optimism.

My first sign of things to come was when I dropped my chain in the parking lot, about 10 feet away from my car.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Krampus Build

It felt like it took me a long time to get the Krampus together, but I guess it was just less than a week. It's not quite done, but done enough where I could take a chilly spin up and down the street:

Monday, February 3, 2014

A new bike, and, uh, another, and wait, one more!

It's been a busy and destructive month for my bike fund. As I mentioned in the last post, a few weeks back I picked up a Trek 620 on our local Craigslist:

It's in pretty good shape for a 30 year old bike. I figure I'll update the wheels, bars, and pedals, and have a drop barred, geared road bike again with nice, flexible tubing and a relatively low trail front end, for not much dough.

Clem Again

Regular reader(s) may recall that I journeyed up to Ann Arbor to buy a Rivendell Clem Smith Jr last summer. That particular bike ride didn&#...