Stuntman And Lover Of Cheese

by Dan Bostonweeks

Back on Two Wheels Again

Thanks to my very generous house mate Keith and my bike expert friend John I am now back on two wheels again. So, I cracked my carbon bike frame. Keith has a slightly larger Cannondale that he loaned to me. Keith’s gears are very aggressive compared to what I normally ride so John helped be strip down my frame and then he swapped the parts needed onto Keith’s frame (and by all that I mean he did almost all the work). Yesterday I went for a short and easy ride along the water trail to make sure everything was adjusted correctly. I tweaked the bars a little and got a feel for the seat position. This morning I got out early and went to the top of Grizz/Sky and back. The temprature was already in the mid 70’s (we’re in for record high tempratures today) and there was a stiff wind out of the East that made the hills a bit harder (what since I was heading East). For sure I need to move the seat forward a few centimeters. Other than that the frame fits well and I feel comfortable riding it. It’s a different feel when riding for sure. The frame makes different noises going over some bumps. It’s a little stiffer than the carbon frame, but it’s a great bike to be riding. Now I need to pack up my frame and ship it for repair (ugh). More info a things progress.