Its been raining and storming all over Arkansas as well as a lot of other states these last few days. This is what it looks like in front of our house right now. This morning I had to take my wife to work because her RAV wasn't quite big enough to go through it. Later that evening I went to pick her up and when we got back then I couldn't get through it in my truck. Luckily there is a little gap between some trees behind the house and I can sneek it through the back yard if I need to. I haven't been riding much at all this year and this is making it that much more difficult. I used to go out training in the rain without giving it much thought but now I seldom do it. If you called me a "fair-weather rider" I couldn't say much back. These days I spend more time building bicycles than riding them but I can turn on a dime if I so choose. I'm only 4 lbs. over my race weight right now which is amazing considering all the junk food I have been eating. Yesterday I went to the store to get some cat food and had to have a box of Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls. I ate half the box on the way home and the other half over the next couple of hours. Hey, at least I didn't eat the cat food. Yes, I'm an addict and not even this lake in my front yard could keep me from a candy bar if I start to crave it. Have you tried the new 3 Musketeers Truffle Crisp? Don't do it. Man, its still raining out there. I wonder why the mail didn't come today?
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
This reminds me of a little road outside Granada, Spain I have ridden on many times. Helmet cams are crash magnets. Not sure what he said but crashing is a universal language so we can imagine. Nobody got hurt in this video so its fair game to laugh at, and hopefully it won't be one of us next time. He got up pretty quick, think I probably would've stayed down a little longer.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Just got Jim's road frame back from the powder coater a couple of days ago and here is the finished product. We went with a Pearl White powder coat and a coat of clear on top of that to give it a little deeper look. Since the frames are handmade here in America we decided to wave the flag on this one with some good old red, white, and blue decals. Jim hasn't seen them yet so I hope he likes 'em. Cool thing about decals on top of the clear is that they are easily changeable to a different style should you so choose. I love the look of the beefy Life chainstays and the Pear-Penta shaped down tube. This is the frame Jim is building up for the upcoming Ride the Rockies ride this summer. We got some SRAM components on the way and hopefully this thing will be on the road by next weekend for some solid training. Check out the trademark Pegasus head badge by Revolution Cycle Jewelry, definitely worth the extra weight. Thanks Jim and enjoy the ride.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Finished Jim's frame up last week and everything turned out sweet. Here are a few photos showing the work. We are going with a Pearl White powder coat on this one and we decided to go with a Ritchey Pro Carbon fork instead of steel in order to shave some more weight off. I couldn't believe it when I hung it on the scale and it weighed in at under 4 lbs., mind you this is a size 61cm steel frame with tubes that only big boys are allowed to play with. Don't want to bore you with more photos of fillet-brazing because I know most of you have seen tons of fillet-brazed joints but I continue to post them so that the customers or any new comers to the site can see the work that is under the paint. Enjoy and check back in a few days for the finished product. Chao amigos.