Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Mt. Washington Hillclimb

I don't know why I did it, but I signed up to do it this summer. Turns out I'm lucky to have registered in time as it sold out in under 4 hours or so. I've always thought I liked to climb and suffer. I guess this will make or break me! Should be fun.

2005 Salsa Las Cruces For Sale

I'm selling this bike:
Ultegra 10spd
FSA Gossamer 46/36 crankset
Salsa Delgado Cross rims with Shimano Deore hubs
Avid Shorty 6 brakes
Salsa Bell Lap bar
Salsa short brake levers
Salsa stem
Cane Creek headset
Thomson seatpost
FSA Ti saddle
Ridden for 2 months in only 8 races in 2005, no crash damage, standard wear signs like on crankarms from shoe rub, steerer tube from cable rub, drive-side chainstay from chain. I have touch-up paint. $1500.

First Ride of 2006

Temps were in the 40's and sunny so I couldn't resist getting out on the road. Rode my Salsa Las Cruces for an hour. It was great to be pedaling outdoors again. I can't imagine winter is over so I'd better take advantage of the conditions while I can.
I had a chuckle while riding. A propane delivery tanker truck drove by, gave me plenty of room so there was no worry there. As it passed I heard a rattling and noticed it was dragging it's hose behind. It took a second, then I realized how much it was waving around behind the truck and realized it could have drifted into my line and taken me out. I was too stunned to try to wave him down to tell him.
Figures, first road ride, first near-crash experience! I hope this isn't an indicator of things to come!