The Marin was sorely in need of some new handlebars and a new rear wheel.
I ordered some bars from Taiwan ebay 3 weeks ago and they showed up today. They look great!
I got tired of looking for deals on the internet so far as cheap wheels go and dropped into Bicycle Sports today. I left with a Deore disc hub laced to a Sun Rhyno Lite rim... just about what the bike needed and instant gratification is always nice.
Both ways work, no sense being fanatical about only supporting the local places in my experience- they've all given me great deals once or twice and burned me on some other things. However, in the end I do think it's important to make sure they keep on keeping on.
Had a long conversation last night with a friend and was really reminded of why I ride and why I write this blog....
It's all about the escape it provides and I race because the faster I go the further away I get. Too bad Rochester sucks so much, but maybe it will help me get faster too, eh? All I know is that it's amazing how far away from Rochester you get with only an hr or two of riding- it's a different world out there.
One More Week? - While in Florida last week my excitement to get back home and hit the bike was strong. But a week of 30-40 degree weather, snow, and single parenting (Jen...
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