Friday, January 23, 2009

dams, nipples and wolves

good weather meant lots of gravel miles this week. following sunday's big ride, got in a nice recovery ride with spinner monday night, a noon ride with ogara tuesday, semi-relaxed solo ride wednesday, took thursday off and got out and fought the wind on the maiden voyage for fisty's new wheels. apparently time/stress/miles/salt/snow had taken their toll on the blue alloy nipples and they started breaking all too frequently. travis got them built back up with some brass dt prolocks so they should be good to go for transiowa. since travis had it pulled apart anyway it gave me the right opportunity for my snow/interwolf project. the low tread 38c wtb interwolfs actually worked great on the hard snow pack gravels today. a little more width for comfort/float but rolled super fast. i wasn't totally sold on these as a gravel tire when the gravels were bare cause they kinda skated across the gravel but they rocked today. hopefully the conditions for cirrem will allow me to run them there.

wedneday's ride led to this road...
which led to this dam...perspective sucks, but the "waterfall" is probably 20 feet tall, give or take

1 comment:

Rbarrelroll said...

Sure, I see you in "hydration location" Thursday whilst 'commuting' between vehicles (drive the jeep to the shop, ride home, grab the van...) and then I believe I saw you fly by on Friday BOTH WAYS on the Fisti maiden...

Inspired me to take the long way around to pick up the Jeep as the temps dropped and the wind kept picking up. Thanks!