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Replacement Bike Frame and an Easy Ride

by on April 23, 2014

A series of events are happening fast.

My replacement bike frame arrived from Kona yesterday and I wasted no time in getting it over to Bike Doctor for assembly.  They promise it will be completed sometime today.  That means I will have Thursday and Friday to “dial it in” and make sure I’m comfortable on it.  That is a narrow break-in window!

I also ordered a new rear bag, and will be testing it out this week and writing about it after the Flèche.  The bag should arrive today.

I’ll definitely be breaking the “never test new equipment on a long ride” rule.

This morning’s ride was quite enjoyable.  It was a couple of degrees cooler than yesterday morning.  I noted that there was a glow in the sky just as I pushed away from the house at about 5:25 am.  I really do enjoy both the isolation in the trip to the Rusty Bridge and the company along the main part of our route.  We are clearly into kamikaze bunny days now.  The bunnies dash across the trail as close to a cyclists wheel as they can get.  I think they score one another on whether or not they can cause the cyclists to hit the brakes.  Yesterday one nearly caused a pile up.  This morning’s bunny didn’t score any points.

All talk is now about the Flèche.  Riders are attaching the bags and other gear to their bikes in preparation for the ride.  We’ve dissected the weather forecasts and are making clothing choices.  Everyone wants to bring just enough gear … but not too much.  It is always a balancing act because more stuff means more weight to haul around for 235 miles.

I dreamed about the Flèche last night also.  In fact, at 2 am when I woke up from the dream, I had to figure out what day it was so that I knew whether or not I had to get ready to ride it!  So it goes with one of the most enjoyable rides of the year.

Daily Bible Verses:

“And they did so; Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff and struck the dust of the earth, and gnats came on humans and animals alike; all the dust of the earth turned into gnats throughout the whole land of Egypt.” (Exodus 8:17 NRSV)

“Peter looked intently at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” (Act 3:4 NRSV)

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