|I wasn't happy. Cold toes!|
|Today, much happier! On my new ride to boot.|
Meet Bobby Bianchi:
|Heck yes he has pink star grips.|
|And a studded front Nokian Extreme tire|
|What's that you say? An old skool Shimano Biopace front chainring? Yes, for now anyway.|
|38 x 16 for now...maybe gonna look for a 34 for up front. Surly Singleator as well keeping things in check. |
Yesterday I rode Vern in with Copper in her Burley behind me and didn't really feel 100% confident, particularly around snowy corners. There was more than one occasion where I completely unclipped and had my feet sticking out preparing for a fall...which luckily didn't happen. Today on my studded front (thinking about investing in a studded rear as well, but currently just let some air out of the Klein Death Grip that is mounted up on back) I felt a lot better! It probably helped that I wasn't pulling a 75 pound dog behind me. Sorry Copper, we've already had customers in asking where you are!! I think Copper may be spending a lot of this winter at home...or I suppose I'll drive once in a while when I really start missing having her around. She's taking one for the team today and hanging with Jonn on his day off.
Anyway, who else out there is riding and what do you find to be helpful? My next entry is going to be on gear and what to wear to stay toasty in these conditions. I do have to say that my super freaking radical new swrve wind and water resistant trousers are my new fave!! I've actually worn them 3 days in a row now and they're still looking purdy good! If you saw my pant legs this morning (w/o ful wrap fenders I was covered in grime and slush) and then took a look now you'd be impressed. The crap that collects during the ride just beads up and brushes right off. Definitely my best investment thus far.
See you out there!!