That’s how long it had been since my last ride. Almost didn’t post the hard number, shamed that I’d let go for so long- but y’all are forgiving folks, and there’s a lesson to learn here.
Suffice it to say it’s time to revisit one of the New Year’s resolutions- “ride when I need to.” A small time investment in a ride pays dividends in mental health & even productivity. (ah, how “Productivity” appeals to this midwesterner!) Thanks Mary, for preparing the lights & water bottle, and for kicking me out into the cold, dark night.
4 5 minutes later, voila! -the day’s rough edges are smoothed out. Ah…
So- here’s some of the latest work. Cameraphone pics… This is a Guitar-Ted sized SSong 29. Yep, that’s a full-29″ singlespeed Song.
The bend in the seatstays is new. New too, is the Cannondale-esque down tube- supersized but with very thin walls. She’s a little bigger than your typical magazine centerfold, but she couldn’t care less- fast & sophisticated, she’s hot & she knows it. See the snow melting?
I was thinking we’d coat her orange with blue decals?
Enough tire clearance to take on the big ol’ 29″ Nevegals we just got in, plus room for mud even in the shortest setting- 17.4″ chainstay length.