Friday, March 24

TGIF (Thank god it's fast)

Yesterday I had a great ride at lunch. The sun was out and the hills came and went easily. Riding was *fun* like it's supposed to be. I'm going to take the road bike out today since it's supposed to be even nicer. Hopefully this sun will dry out the mountain bike trails for next week. I'm hoping to do some dirt riding in between sufferfest #1 (2.5 mile TT intervals) and sufferfest #2 (hill repeats on the Wall) to keep me sane.

Last night I worked on putting my time trial machine back together. It started like this:
Then I got the stem fixed, fork reinstalled, wiped it down with good old simple green and it looked like this:
Next I got the brakes, cables and housing installed. Turbo says "Aww crap, not another bike thingy":
I still need another set of speedplay's, I'll have to borrow from the orange bike for now. I could also use another zero offset seatpost so I'll check craigslist for a nice Thomson:
After I got it more assembled I did something foolish. I climbed up on the seat and got down into the aerobars. Damn. I haven't done that in a while. I really need to ride this bike a lot in the next 3 weeks if I have any chance of being comfortable on it. It's long and low! I might also tweek the Ergostem up a little higher to start with. At least the matching seat looks cool, wait until I finish the bar tape and install the tires. This morning I also tried on my skinsuit. After all this training I actually do fit into it again but I'll spare you guys the pictures. Even cyclists don't look that good in skinsuits.

5 comments:

Marni said...

I thought you looked good in the skin suit. :)

Todd Plesko said...

Marni,

I knew you were goinjg to say that about the skin suit.

Todd

Cellarrat said...

Skin suit....

Ummmmm...

Man that bike looks mean TT bikes are sure fun for that job.

DaveH said...

That ride looks super low in the front - got any side view pics with you on it?

Chris said...

Not yet Dave but I will shortly. I should finish up the assembly today. I haven't ridden this bike in a couple years while I was getting fat! :) I am pretty flexible on the bike once I get used to it though.