Friday, after work, I rode with a co-worker who is better equipped, more fit, younger, and 70lbs lighter than I am. 

I rolled out on a 10.5kg steel road bike with a leather saddle, and he rolls out with a BMC Road Machine on HED Stinger wheels. 

You’re killing me, Paul. 

Next ride, I’ll take my Colossal. Not any lighter, but a bit more pro. I’ve been riding this bike on the trainer, in a vain attempt at building some fitness before Land Run 100. Which, naturally, got me to thinking about changes.

Some things, like the lever position on the bars, are things I never got right during the rebuild. Others, like the Wickwerks chainrings, are because SRAM front shifts suck butt. 

3 thoughts on “Crushed

  1. Al C July 14, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    Sram front derailleurs really do suck, did these rings help much?


    • call me Bronco July 15, 2017 / 6:23 am

      They get the chain up there, but the rings are thicker, so you loose the two smallest cogs when you’re on the small ring up front.


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