Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Not sure if anyone even looks and probably doesn't. But ok I've been racing roadbikes, and will be doing cross again. That is pretty much it.

So as an update to my current standings and how I am doing in this endeavor to becoming the best of the worst, actually currently I'm the worst of the worst, about dead last in Cat 5 races. I am finishing, which says more then DNFing, basically the mortal sin of cycling, at least in my ambitious eyes. So i bought a bike waaaay too good for me and I know it, but hell I like nice stuff, and it was older, its an 06 specialized tarmac sl with full dura ace. Additionally I got a set of Ksyrium SL 08 wheels (Basically the old ES wheels). So obviously this is like a paraplegic getting into a 911 Porsche and attempting to seriously race it in a 2 fast 2 furious race. Additionally I got a used Fuji cyclocross bike with full ultegra. Again way beyond what I need, but considering I was racing on a 1980 Raleigh converted to a 1x8 with straight bars, I think this was well deserved. any person willing to race on bike like that a whole season earned an upgrade.

Speaking of upgrades. I have officially gone through the motions to attempt to upgrade my cross status from a 4 to a 3. I also tried to get out of cat 5 for road, but that is very unlikely. I am going to see how this goes for my upgrades. Maybe I can upgrade to the better of the worst.

1 comment:

amy b said...

i'm still reading! i feel you on the new bike thing. i really want something with gears. pushing the single speed around flatadelphia is fine but when i try to get on some hills i DIE! i'm glad you're having fun.