Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2011 WNR 09

Warm tonight.  Frozen bottle trick worked great.  Got passed by about a dozen people.  One guy caught me but didn't pass so I attacked and held about a one-minute gap the rest of the way... PWN.

Had a garage flat before leaving home.  Installed a new tube and put the bike in my truck before I went to work.  Looks like my rear tire has the requisite amount of missing tread to merit a replacement.

Had a dermatologist appointment in the morning.  He has this procedure for "draining lesions" that reminds me of the torture scene in Braveheart.  He says he can usually cure staph in 2 or 3 weeks, and I'm going on 6 so he considers me a challenge.... gave me some more pills, same stuff as before.

Wildlife Encounter:  Turkey vulture on the descent.  He was on the right side of the road having a snack just around the corner at Moss Landing, so I was going about 40 and spooked him and he tried to fly away, crossing in front of me - had to brake hard and still almost got a face full of buzzard butt.


Anonymous said...'s the bike with the sawed off brake bridge holding up?

Considering it purely on aesthetics. :)

Diablo Scott said...

It held up just fine until I got rid of it. It was a little too big for me, but the sawed-off brake bridge never presented any problem whatsoever.

My new fixie has front and back brakes but it also has plenty of room for a big tire in back... the Centurion didn't and that was the reason I hacked it up. I don't know if I'd do it for aesthetics... but there's no reason not to (assuming FG with front brake).

Anonymous said...

Yeah! I have a front brake.

It's just shaped funny, maybe I can just smooth the "cube" down.

It looks like this: =[o]= (basically haha.)

Thanks a lot man. Take care.