Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Have you seen this yet?

Check this thing out! The new carbon Flash Ultimate from Cannondale weighs 16 lbs out of the box... That's F***ing stupid light weight, like a pound and a half lighter than my road bike! I had a chance to ride the new frame with the DT carbon rims spec'd on the ultimate but with Sram X0 rather than the XX stuff that comes on the Ultimate, but dangit this bike rides unlike any hardtail I've ever ridden before. Sure it climbs like a bat outta hell, that's nearly a given based on the weight, but it's descending capability is what sets this bike apart from other hardtails. Take a look, read about all the fancy this and that that makes the bike do what it does so well, but don't take my word for it. Go ride one!

Friday, October 23, 2009


I got stung by a bee on my way home from work today... On the tip of the middle finger! I've had quite a few bee stings and I can't remember one ever being quite this painful. It makes typing a little awkward too.

Anyhow, aside from the bee sting, the off season is going pretty well, I'm feeling pretty well rested already and I've only been taking it easy for two weeks. I'm tempted to up the training hours again next week, but I think I'll give it at least one more and maybe two more weeks before I pick it up again. Thanksgiving was originally going to be the first big day of base miles, we'll see if I last that long.

I have three or four races to catch up up on in the next few days too. Oh boy.