Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Happy Tofu Day
How much longer will the gun slingers be in the woods?
Yesterday was balmy, fifty and perfect for a day on the trail. I would have gone out if it were not for the blaze orange beer drinkin bullet shooters.
Confessions of a Racer Head
Now is the time of year where I take a step back from my training and refer to my log book, calendar and notes on perceived exertion to see what I did right, what I did wrong and try to figure out why I am not making a paycheck racing my bike. The answer is simple, life balance. School, business, reading, friends, family and my dogs.
After I get over that realization I turn to the Internet for self-coaching pointers and tips.
This Site has some great information.
I am also spending too much time thinking about bikes. 29er, 69er, carbon, Ti, dual suspension. Can I modify a 26 inch fuel to ride like a 69er? Too much math involved for my brain but maybe you can help.
I like the idea of a mtn. bike with a 29 inch front wheel and 26 inch rear. I want to make my own. Here is the question: How slack will my head tube be if I modify a bike originally intended with a 26 inch front wheel and outfit it with a wheel one inch larger.
The new 69er platform boasts a 69 degree head tube with 5.1cm fork offset. This rides just fine
The original 26 inch platform has a 70 degree head tube with a 3.9 cm offset (equipped with a 100mm fork)
What happens if I take the original 26 inch platform and add a 29 inch fork and wheel. The axle to crown measurements would be about an inch taller.
I know the fixed point would be the rear axle and everything would rotate up, but how many degrees?
Lance Pope Sighting: I need to email this guy and see if his couch is open for the Cohutta 100
maybe he visits this blog and will give me a call
I am still working out the schedule for next year. I have picked some top priority events but I also want to support the local scene.
Hopefully everyone has a happy Tofu day and remember what thanksgiving is all about: Debating politics, football, overeating and trying to decide what the holiday represents.
Happy Tofu Day