Friday, May 19, 2006

Good out weighs the bad

Take the good with the bad. That's my motto this week. First and foremost our basement is back to it's dry self...so nice to walk around down there in socks and not get soaked. Would not be surprised to see some'more puddles forming on the floor this a.m. b/c is pouring out once again.

I have accepted rain at this point and say, "bring it on!" Just please don't rain on May 28, the date of the best sporting event the North Shore of Boston has to offer! Stay tuned for men in kilts throwing rocks and sticks!

So I said "take the good with the bad" - first the Bad- My new hardtail is at the bottom of the powder coater's pile. It's been three weeks today and the frame continues to be coated with rust and not powder coat! Don't know what's up with this paint shop. I could just freak out and pick it up and give her a rattle-can paint job in my garage. No, I'll try to be more patient but I think there's something going on here that I am not getting.

Now the good news and the reason I say take the good with the bad. I was the lucky bastard to be at the right place at the right time last week. A friend of a friend heard I was riding around on a borrowed road bike that was a couple inches (or few cm) too big. This rich friend (Brett) decided it was time to clean out his garage and kick some gear to a worthy charity...me. Brett you rock!

58 cm '96 Merlin Extralight with Campy Record!
Who needs factory sponsorship with friends like this?

Been out every day this week getting dialed in to my new old school ride. The Campy shifters are my favorite part of this bike. Opposite from shimano so I keep dumping down when I want to push harder but I'll get accustomed to it soon - got no choice - with all the rain the trails are destroyed and oh, yeah - the powder coater is holding my mountain bike for ransom. I cannot complain about much. Just hope I remember how to ride in the woods when and if my Igleheart comes back to me.

4 comments:

wraith said...

SCREW YOU!!! AND YOUR STUPID ROAD BIKE. yOUR GOOD FRIEND DAREN REALLY WANTED YOUR PRESENTS ON A MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE AND YOU SNUBED ME FOR THE ROAD? BLASPHEMY... THIS WHOLE THING HAS GONE TOO FAR AND I DON'T LIKE IT ONE BIT... I UNDERSTAND BRETT HAS COOL STUFF... BUT WHAT ABOUT ME AND MY NEEDS?

Andy said...

Sorry Bro, - I got to get up there and ride. We need to get that three day epic going now that the riding season is in full swing for all interested parties. Do you mind making it a road ride for three days?? kidding!

Jason said...

The Dark Side has invaded us all. Freaking weather! I haven't been on a mountain bike since my 12 hour race on May freaking 7th!! WTF???

Glad your basement is back to normal. That had to suck. I've had some mild problems in the past, but nothing like yours. See you soon.

J

jeff said...

the road is a beast of burden, but you just scored one fast-as donkey, camel, whatever!